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Written Statement – The Welsh Government Contribution to the 5th United Kingdom state party report for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, 20/11/13 [W]

Jeff Cuthbert, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, has  launched the Welsh Government’s contribution the UK state party report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The launch of the report marks International Children’s Day, held annually to promote the rights of children around the globe.

In January 2014 the UK Government will be reporting to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on progress made in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This report summarises what the UK nations are doing to improve the lives of children and young people, and how they have responded to the recommendations following the last report in 2008.

Wales is the first country in the UK enshrine the rights of children into its domestic law in The Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011. This law means that children’s rights have to be considered in all legislation made in Wales, and from 2014, will have to be considered in all the work of the Welsh Government.

You can read the full statement on the Welsh Government website.