Consideration of Cyprus (cont'd)
NB: Meeting unexpectedly interrupted at 12:17. Please note the interrupted meeting will resume this afternoon at or shortly after 17:00CET. Link to monitor Cyprus Meeting 2603 resumption webcast is: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k12/k12he2nmqi
Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two Optional Protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
Over the past 30 years, children's lives have been transformed by the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. The Convention on the Rights of the Child has inspired governments to change laws and policies, so more children get the healthcare and nutrition they need. There are better safeguards in place to protect children from violence and exploitation. More children have their voices heard and participate in society. But there is still more work to be done.