Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Interview with Ms Alexandra Yuster, UNICEF Representative in Moldova

The first five years

This video was shown by Dr. Patrice Engle, Professor at the Department of Psychology and Child Development at the Cal Poly State University (San Luis Obispo, USA)


Child Protection: A Handbook for Parliamentarians

Adopting and enforcing strong laws protecting children, overseeing government activity, allocating financial resources, raising awareness and providing advocacy are what parliamentarians can do to help alleviate children's suffering. 

This IPU/UNICEF co-publication, launched at the IPU’s 110th International Assembly in April 2004, serves as a catalyst for action, providing examples of parliamentarians’ responses to the challenges of child protection and addressing 10 specific protection issues


The second day of the conference in Yerevan

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Parliamentarians urged to support reforms to develop, protect the most vulnerable children

YEREVAN, Armenia, 14 June, 2011 — A major conference of Parliamentarians from Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States was urged today to speed up reforms to support the development and protection of vulnerable children.

More than 40 delegates from 10 countries attended the meeting organised by the National Assembly of Armenia, the Inter Parliamentary Union, and UNICEF. The Parliamentarians were looking at ways to make child rights a reality for the most vulnerable children.

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Interview with Ms Laylee Moshiri, UNICEF Representative in Armenia

Good question...

Here is one of our upcoming interview questions: "Do children have any way of contributing to the legislative process to protect themselves?"

Comments appreciated :-)

Young reporters in action

Interview with Ms Laylee Moshiri, UNICEF Representative in Armenia

Session 1 - Overview of Parliamentary action for child rights

Interesting presentations by Ms Anahit Bakhsyan from Armenia, Ms Yudita Popovic from Serbia and Mr Mykola Tomenko from Ukraine.

Quotes on our twitter channel

Interview with Mr Anders Johnsson, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Ms Yudita Popovic, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Serbia

Interviewing Mr Anders Johnsson, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) - during the lunch break...

Photo slideshow

Group photo

Keynote speech

Mr Trond Waage, former ombudsman for children, Norway: "Rights of children are moving forward. They are more and more important now. The children are all independent beings. We must listen to their opinions."

Nane blogging live from Yerevan

Regional conference logo

Opening ceremony

Ms L. Moshiri, UNICEF Representative: "The CEECIS region has the highest number of children in residential institutions in the world."

Opening ceremony

Mr A.B. Johnsson, Secretary General of the IPU: "Children must know their rights and we must take their rights into consideration at this conference."

Opening ceremony, Ms L. Moshiri, UNICEF Armenia