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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 30/12/2013

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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) As part of the Ministry of Social Development's (MoSD) plans to set up a task force to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the country, it recently held a week-long training programme to spread awareness about the issue.

The training programme was attended by at least 32 representatives from different ministries, government organisations, civil society organisations and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

''The programme focused on human and child rights and their implementation in the country,'' an MoSD spokesperson said.

At the training programme, experts spoke on ways to protect children from drugs, sexual exploitation and trafficking.

''Special focus was given to the rights of the child to rest and play during leisure time. These rights were reviewed in line with the international convention.''

The ministry had also unveiled a four-phased strategy.

The first two phases saw selection and training of instructors on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Under the ongoing third phase, the instructors are taking help from the civil society to implement the convention. The fourth phase will see them undertake field work.

Meanwhile, the ministry has drawn up a comprehensive plan to help low income families. Under this plan, a meeting was held with senior officials in the ministry to help forge partnerships between government agencies and the private sector to encourage voluntary work.

The new plan will also look into the condition of youths, who have been released from jails and are undergoing rehabilitation at de-addiction centres.

''As part of this plan, a provision has being made to look after the elderly and the disabled.''

Also, a workshop on International Convention on Woman, Child and Disabled' began on Monday under the patronage of H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Said bin Saif al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development.

The workshop aims at raising awareness on international conventions, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The two-day workshop is seeing participation of 150 representatives from the National Committee for Family Affairs, National Committee to Follow up the Implementation of CEDAW, NHRC and the National Committee to Follow up the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well judges, lawyers, members of the Public Prosecution, the Ministry of Legal Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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