Workshop Meeting Commences on UPR Recommendations Received on Child Rights
A two days work shop meeting on discussion of recommendations received during Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Child Rights has been organised in Lalitpur from August 16. The meeting was organised in coordination with Children Peace Zone and Child Protection campaign.
The participants of the workshop meeting will collect various recommendations for future regarding the work in children sectors such as children violence, discrimination etc.
In the program, NHRC member Mohana Ansari said that policy level improvement is necessary to implement the recommendations on UPR. She further said that without help from civil society, NHRC cannot work effectively and stressed on common commitment among concerned bodies.
INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that Nepal has accepted 75% recommendations from UPR. He further said that it is hard to monitor the implementation of recommendations because of frequent changes in political scenario in Nepal. He added that awareness among the parents can protect the rights of children.
He stressed on importance in civil education and added that UPR is a political analysis of the state.
Sub-secretary Ramesh Dhakal of Prime minister and cabinet ministry office said that 152 recommendations out of 195 have been accepted in UPR however 43 were rejected and cannot be accepted immediately. He said that the Human Rights situation of the country is not that frustrating.
Tarak Dhital, director of Central Child Welfare Committee said that Nepal has shown its commitment regarding children in an international level however it is not implemented.
The meeting will lasts until August 17 according to the organiser.
Ram Kumari Shrestha
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