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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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20.02.12

Council of Europe proposes four-year plan for children’s rights

The Council of Europe today adopted a new strategy to implement fundamental standards to protect and promote children’s rights. It will provide guidance, advice and support to its 47 member states on how best to bridge gaps between standards and practice. 

The strategy will focus on four main objectives:

·          promoting child-friendly services and systems (in the areas of justice, health and social services);

·          eliminating all forms of violence against children (including sexual violence, trafficking, corporal punishment and violence in schools);

·          guaranteeing the rights of children in vulnerable situations (such as those with disabilities, in detention, in alternative care, migrant or Roma children)

·          promoting child participation. 

In fulfilling these objectives, the Council of Europe will continue to act as the leading organisation in the field of children’s rights. 

For more information : www.coe.int/children  

Contacts:

Susie Morgan, Communications Officer, Children’s Rights Division, tel. +33 3 88 41 35 48,

mobile +33 6 83 65 23 03, susie.morgan@coe.int

Estelle Steiner, Media Officer, Directorate of Communications, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35,

mobile +33 6 08 46 01 57, estelle.steiner@coe.int

 

For more information see: www.coe.int  / www.coe.ge

 
A political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.



Council of Europe Office in Georgia