07:32 23-10-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
European Union and UNICEF launch joint programme for enhancing Justice for Children in Kazakhstan

Bishkek (AKIpress) - e6e545b7be0c4ed69fdd1a0e8a322e39 The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have signed a joint agreement for the programme ‘The Improvement of the Justice for Children and Child Rights Protection System’. The overall objective of the programme is to support the Government of Kazakhstan in further aligning the national legislation and the child protection system with international standards and good practices.

The new action specifically aims to strengthen the national Justice for Children system with focus on the rights of children in conflict with the law and child victims and witnesses of crime. The EU will allocate 2 million euros and UNICEF will earmark 400,000 euros to the programme, which will be implemented since June 2014 till June 2017.

The Guidance Note of the Secretary General ‘UN Approach to Justice for Children’ states that the way children are treated by national legal, social welfare, justice systems and security institutions is integral to the achievement of rule of law and its related aims. The international community recognizes that the system of criminal justice for juveniles should be separate from the adult system. In Kazakhstan, the juvenile crime rate has significantly decreased since the country became independent in 1991. At the same time, the number of crimes committed against children is growing every year bringing in more children into the justice system. Many of the crimes against children remain unidentified and unregistered.

Bridging the gap between standards and practices the forthcoming project will provide top-level technical expertise to the Government of Kazakhstan in order to improve the institutional architecture of the Justice for Children, including the establishment of necessary coordination mechanisms and services.

Specific activities with the purpose of demonstrating innovative and child sensitive approaches to Kazakhstan such as community based diversion, probation and social work will be implemented in East Kazakhstan, Mangystau and Kyzylorda Regions.

The action also provides for the development of community-based professional counselling services aiming to strengthen the protective environment around vulnerable children and youth at risk of having harmful behaviour, to themselves or to others. The existing youth centres will be involved for ensuring the referral to existing social services as well as directly providing missing services targeting adolescents and youth.

The joint EU-UNICEF programme will also focus on the capacity development of justice professionals and governmental institutions. A number of inter-sectorial trainings, workshops and experience exchange study visits will be part of the action to improve quality of working methods and performance of justice professionals for enabling better work with children in conflict with the law and children who are victims and witnesses of crime.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:41 21.06.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:52 Astana joins top-21 smart cities in the world - Nazarbayev17:42 225 youth resource centers to launch by end of 2014 in Kazakhstan17:40 Emergency power cut offs inevitable in case of electric network overload, bad weather conditions, says Energy Ministry17:38 Interior Ministers of Tajikistan, Russia consider cooperation in fight against organized crime17:22 Official unemployment rate in Kyrgyzstan makes 2.3% as of October 117:20 Kyrgyz Parliament ratifies agreement with IDA on construction of 56 km of road sections in Batken region for around $37 million17:16 Bishkek holds flashmob dedicated to Snow Leopard Day17:14 Trade between Tajikistan, Moscow region approximately equal to $250 million – Governor of Moscow region17:06 Two snow leopards of Kyrgyzstan are in Almaty Zoo, their sense of vision recovered by 30% – NABU16:57 Man with 25 kg of drugs detained in Chui region16:53 Kyrgyzpatent receives 2,753 applications for intellectual property YTD16:51 Nurlan Nigmatulin appointed as interim Secretary of State of Kazakhstan16:50 Russia's economic blockade by U.S., EU behind growth of US dollar exchange rate against som – expert16:47 Tajikistan, Moscow region plan to sign cooperation agreement in December16:47 OSCE Centre in Astana supports human rights education for police16:40 Farm family from Kyrgyzstan manages to rehabilitate two troubled teens from Germany16:36 Volume of counterfeit goods in Kyrgyzstan reportedly reaches $4.2 bln16:26 Uzbekistan to switchover to closed heating system by 201616:16 Governor of Naryn region, Representative of Aga Khan Development Network discuss construction of University of Central Asia15:59 EU-Central Asia high-level dialogue on security scheduled to be held in Dushanbe
Astana
+8° C
Ashgabat
+22° C
Bishkek
+18° C
Dushanbe
+19° C
Tashkent
+17° C
exchange rates
 
71.29
55.64
9.04
1.36
229.75
180.99
29.59
4.42
6.33
4.99
0.78
0.12
3084.28
2367.40
385.74
61.13
3.62
2.85
0.47
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75