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Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children, UN Human Rigths Expert Visit to Armenia


The United Nations Special Rapporteur and human rights expert, Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio will conduct an official visit to Armenia from 12 to 18 May 2015, at the invitation of the government. The purpose is to assess the situation of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography in the country.
During her visit, Ms. de Boer-Buquicchio will meet local and national senior ranking officials, members of NGO’s and civil society who work on child protection matters. She will also visit shelters and child-care centres in Yerevan, Vanadzor and Gyumri.
“I look forward to assessing the progress made and challenges faced by Armenia against the sale and sexual exploitation of children in all its forms,” said the independent expert mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council to promote comprehensive strategies to prevent and combat the sale and sexual exploitation of children, and to make recommendations for the rehabilitation and reintegration of child victims.
“I will reach out to child victims and children in vulnerable situations to take their opinions into account in my recommendations to the Government and other concerned parties,” said Ms. de Boer-Buquicchio.
Ms. De Boer-Buquicchio will present a comprehensive report on her visit to the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2016.
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