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THE ALLIANCE FOR UKRAINE WITHOUT ORPHANS - VISIT SECRETARY GENERAL IHRC Rafal Marcin Wasik

PRESS NOTE > UKRAINE

The rights of orphans must be protected.
The Secretary-General of the International Human Rights Commission, Vice-President Europe Rafal Marcin Wasik arrived on a working visit to Ukraine. The main purpose of the delegation, creating an official representative of the Commission, which would be on the international level with other countries, took care of the rights of people.
We want to unite the efforts of the international community to ensure a high level of cooperation and responsibility in matters relating to human rights in Ukraine and the world. Our mission is peace and it is extremely topical for Ukraine today. Issues of social development of Ukraine is possible only when if the world is peace and harmony, and respect for human rights will be the main priority in the country ", - said the Secretary General of the International Human Rights Commission Rafal Marcin Wasik.
In the program official visit of the Vice-President of the International Human Rights Commission in Europe, and the delegation that came with it was a meeting of the responsible officials of the Women's wing of the All-Ukrainian Association of Village and Town Councils, together with the Alliance "Ukraine without orphans" dealing with problems orphans in Ukraine.
Natalia Klyuchnik - Deputy Head of the Executive Directorate of "Ukrainian Association of Village and Settlement Councils" Pyankov Eugene and Svetlana Kharchenko, representatives of the Alliance "Ukraine without orphans" discussed the problem orphans in the world and in Ukraine with representatives of the International Human Rights Commission.
Participants expressed extraordinary concern about the rights, protection, protection of life and health of orphans and children deprived of parental care who are in state residential institutions of Ukraine. Of particular concern is the plight of orphans in institutions located in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions.
Today, in these areas there are actually actions of a military nature and various armed conflicts that threaten the lives and health of children who are inmates of public boarding.
According to the Law of Ukraine "On Ensuring Organizational and Legal Conditions for Social Protection of Orphans and Children Deprived of Parental Care" state is obliged to protect the rights and interests of children, to create the right conditions for their physical, intellectual and spiritual development, to ensure the right to a healthy development, creating conditions for psychological, medical and educational assistance, etc., - commented representatives of the Alliance "Ukraine without orphans"
Stressing the undeniable and extraordinary value every child and given the bitter experience of orphans and children deprived of parental care, remaining in orphanages Crimea and rights were substantially affected, we must initiate the Government of Ukraine to take immediate action to prevent this development, Natalia Klyuchnik.
In discussing the parties decided to request the Government of Ukraine to the proposal to establish a working group consisting of representatives of relevant ministries, representatives of civic and charitable organizations that have experience working with children in this category, as well as representatives of other governmental and non-governmental organizations with the necessary knowledge and resources and address the impact of these children.
This working group will examine how many children presently in Ukraine, primarily located in the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions to assess the state to ensure the needs and rights of orphans and children deprived of parental care, work out mechanisms to provide them the necessary help, and more.
For their part, local and international partner organizations that are internationally recognized experts in the field of protection and rights of children are ready to attract additional resources in order to facilitate resolution of the situation.


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