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UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga

GENEVA (6 June 2019) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from May 13 to 31: Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga.

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols, highlight matters of concern and make recommendations.

The findings, officially known as concluding observations, may be found on-line.

The next session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child is scheduled to be held from 9 to 27 September to review children’s rights in the following countries: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Mozambique, Panama, Portugal, and Republic of Korea.

Please note that the session may need to be postponed due to insufficient funding. More information about the session may be found on the Web page for the session. Updated information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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Background

The Committee on the Rights of the Child monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols on involvement of children in armed conflict, on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and on a communications procedure. The Convention to date has 196 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the Treaty.

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