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Press Centre (6/2010)

2010/06/24 - Businesses asked to help protect and promote children's rights

NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 ? At the opening of a major meeting of business leaders organized by the United Nations today, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children called on the business community to work together to build universal principles that will place children's rights at the top of the global corporate responsibility agenda.

2010/06/16 - Convention on the Rights of the Child General Comment No. 12:

UNICEF and Save the Children organised a cross regional consultation for Government officials on field-testing the Handbook on General Comment No. 12 on 16 June 2010 in Istanbul. UNICEF brought together 35 Government representatives from 9 countries - Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Oman, occupied Palestine territory, Kazakhstan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The Government representatives came from various Ministries such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, Presidential Administration, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Child Welfare, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and Ministry of Health.


2010/06/05 - UNICEF Expresses Concern about Conflict in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek: UNICEF expresses deep concern about the situation of children in Southern Kyrgyzstan, the scene of unrest and fighting since Thursday.

2010/06/01 - UNICEF condemns the recruitment of child soldiers

UNICEF is deeply concerned about recent news reports of children in the ranks of the PKK, the Kurdish group outlawed as a terrorist organization by the international community.

2010/06/01 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the case of Guantanamo Bay detainee, Omar Khadr

NEW YORK, 26 May 2010 - "UNICEF is concerned about the impending trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee, Omar Khadr. Omar Khadr was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002 for crimes he is alleged to have committed when he was a child of 15 years of age. He is the last child soldier held in Guantanamo Bay.

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