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Press Centre (11/2010)

The 11th Children's Forum Emphasizes the Importance of Child Participation to Political Decision Making

Turkish Grand National Assembly - 26 November 2010 - Children who are child rights advocates met in Ankara on 26 November 2010 at the Turkish Grand National Assembly to talk about their rights and participate in political decision making. Dr. Ayman Abulaban, UNICEF Turkey Representative, parliamentarians, professionals from SHCEK and child right advocates attended the meeting which was housed by the Speaker Mehmet Ali Şahin.
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Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21

NEW YORK - 21 years ago today a remarkable milestone for the protection and realization of the rights of all children - the Convention on the Rights of the Child ? was officially opened for signature by United Nations Member States.
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Officials from Kosovo are visiting Turkey to assess the reforms in the child protection system

A total of 11 child protection professionals from Kosovo are conducting a study visit to high level officials in Ankara to examine the developments in the area of child protection developed through the collaboration between Turkish government and UNICEF Turkey country office. This study visit, organized as part of the increased collaboration among countries through South to South, allows for the sharing of best practices.
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