The prime purpose of the law was again to prevent abuse 76 Ms OUEDRAOGO

The prime purpose of the law was again to prevent

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The prime purpose of the law was, again, to prevent abuse. 76. Ms. OUEDRAOGO commended the delegation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the considerable efforts it was making, despite the difficult circumstances it faced, to amend legislation and give priority to health and education. She nevertheless requested that steps should be taken to disseminate the Convention more widely and to improve the training of persons who worked with and on behalf of children. 77. The demobilization of children had to continue and the help of the international community should be sought to stop the rebels and other groups from recruiting children. 78. She encouraged the Government to implement the recommendations on children made in the Stockholm Action Plan and those made by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women following the consideration of the Government’s reports. 79. The Government had to continue to apply family protection measures and, in consultation with the various communities, devise means of making the population more aware of child protection issues in order to change attitudes towards corporal punishment in school, as well as within the family. The issue of police brutality had not been addressed, but the delegation had to ensure that steps were taken to combat that problem and train members of the police force. 80. Since the sides involved in the conflict had signed a peace agreement, the time had come to redirect financial resources, giving priority to basic social services and children’s needs. The implementation of the measures provided for in the Convention could help a great deal with the rebuilding of the country and its development. She requested the delegation to ensure, on its return, that the report and the Committee’s conclusions and recommendations were widely circulated.
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CRC/C/SR.706 page 13 81. Ms. EBAMBA BOBOTO (Democratic Republic of the Congo) thanked the Committee for acknowledging the major efforts that had been made to improve the situation of children despite all the problems her Government faced. She urged the Committee to approach the international community to encourage it to back up the meagre material and financial resources available to her country. 82. The CHAIRPERSON said that the Committee was aware of the problems encountered by the State party and was prepared to help it obtain all the assistance it needed from the international community for the purpose of the implementation of the Convention. He urged the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ratify, as soon as possible, the amendment to article 43, paragraph 2, of the Convention on the increase in the membership of the Committee. The meeting rose at 6.10 p.m.
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Commercial sexual exploitation of children, Child abduction

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