Children’s rights in Turkey represented at the UN – news details

ANKARA (IGFA) – Turkey’s presentation to the 93rd session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child took place in Geneva on May 17-18, 2023.

At the session, where children’s policies such as education, health, justice, protection and safety of children were discussed, with an emphasis on children’s rights, detailed information was given on the innovations and progressive activities carried out by our country in the field of children’s services.

Ismail Ergunesh, Deputy Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services, said: “Our country is mobilizing all its resources to achieve holistic and sustainable solutions to all issues related to children.”

Noting that Turkey is determined to fulfill its commitments and obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocols, Ergunes said: “Our country is mobilizing all its means to achieve holistic and sustainable solutions to every issue affecting children.”

Noting that the United Nations has brought together all members of the international community under its roof, Ergunes said: “This is the only universal platform where we can demonstrate our joint efforts and determination to ensure the well-being, peace and security of our children. At a time when the risks and threats to children in the world are very diverse and complex, international cooperation is the most effective way to combat these risks and threats,” noting that reform efforts to make policies for children more effective , transparent and fair in Turkey are actively supported.

Expressing his concern for universal standards for the protection of children’s rights, Ergunes said: “Our country, which has a special sensitivity, will never give up its goal of educating generations that know their rights and obligations.”


On the other hand, at the meeting, Ambassador Güven Begech, General Manager of Children’s Affairs of the Ministry of Family and Social Services Musa Sahin and members of the Turkish delegation answered questions from the representatives of the Committee regarding our policy towards children in our country. in the field of children’s services.

Committee expert and country task force coordinator Sopio Kiladze stated that since the last dialogue in 2012, significant progress has been made in the area of ​​services for children in Turkey. Kiladze stated that they highly appreciated the inter-ministerial communication procedure and the preparation of the Strategy and Action Plan for the Rights of the Child in Turkey for 2023-2028, among other measures.

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