The first meeting of children's rights ombudsmen of the CIS member states
The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States hosted the first meeting of children's rights ombudsmen of the Commonwealth member states. Representatives of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan took part in the online meeting, organized at the initiative of Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation, Anna Kuznetsova.
Emphasizing the huge potential for the development of cooperation in protecting the rights of children, the parties underlined that such events should be held on an ongoing basis at least once a year.
“I am convinced that you have a noble mission to protect childhood, to form an effective regional family policy, to strengthen and protect the institution of the family, to create conditions for the harmonious development of the younger generation. Reliable protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children, as well as the opportunity for them to find an application for their abilities, to find a purpose in life, largely depends on your effective work,” Sergey Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary, underlining the necessity to unite the efforts of children's rights ombudsmen and all government agencies to ensure and protect the rights of children in the Commonwealth.