Children's Rights: International Cooperation

(asked on 30th January 2024) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps take they are taking with international partners to promote the rights of children of incarcerated parents around the world in accordance with article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Answered by
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 13th February 2024

The FCDO is committed to the promotion, protection and realisation of children's rights and to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We regularly advocate for and uphold the UNCRC in international fora, most recently at the 53rd Session of the HRC where the UK co-sponsored a resolution on preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls in criminal justice detention.

Children are also a central part of FCDO's work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, through investing in children and ensuring access to quality education and health care, and through protecting them from violence and advocating for a child rights approach to tackle all forms of child labour. We work closely with UNICEF, other multilateral organisations and partners across the development system to further children's rights.

Reticulating Splines