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PRESS RELEASE on singing the tripartite memorandum about the cooperation between Commissioner for human rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan, UNICEF in Kazakhstan and the Office of Penal Reform International in Central Asia

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06/22/2011  Today the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr Askar Shakirov, UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan Ms Hanaa Singer and Regional Director of Penal Reform International (PRI) Office in Central Asia Ms Saule Mektepbayeva have signed Memorandum of Understanding to further build cooperation in protection and promotion of child rights in Kazakhstan.

The Memorandum was signed under the framework of the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child, against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Rights of the Child.

The document signed is seeking to build the capacity of the Ombudsman’s Office in ensuring the rights of children as part of the National Preventive Mechanism, and advance independent public monitoring system.

The Parties will elaborate on joint training programme under the Memorandum which would enable them to train regional NGOs and Ombudsman’s Office specialists on monitoring child institutions.

Press Services of Ombudsman’s Office in Kazakhstan,
PRI Office in Central Asia
and UNICEF in Kazakhstan.

For more information please contact Asiya Urazbayeva, 74 05 30, 8 701 429 02 51, and Sultan Khudaibergenov 32 29 69 (ext. 112), 8 701 943 06 90


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