On April 26, the Centre for Children’s Rights opened at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Tajikistan with the support of UNICEF. The key goal of the Centre is to collect, create and compile knowledge, protocols and other educational resources on children’s rights, the press office of UNICEF reported to CentralAsia.news.
The Centre specialises in providing the knowledge and skills to civil servants to meet the needs of children through high quality educational programmes. The Centre will share advanced practices and help fully meet the needs of all children and make decisions in the best interests of a child.
Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Abdukhalil Gafurzoda noted that children are the future of society. Much attention is therefore paid to protecting their mental and physical health.
Tajikistan ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1993. In doing so, the country took on commitments to protect the rights of children and ensure their rights to a healthy childhood, education and freedom from violence. The Centre for Children’s Rights has made a valuable contribution to enhancing the knowledge and skills of government officials who work with children at the local level.