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Deputy Director of UNICEF Programmes Division: “Azerbaijan has made progress in the sphere of children’s rights” - PHOTO

[ 02 July 2013 12:02 ]

Baku. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova met with Deputy Director of UNICEF Programmes Division Susana Sottoli and UNICEF Azerbaijan Representative Mark Hereward at UNICEF headquarters in New York City.

Hijran Huseynova noted that UNICEF and Azerbaijan have been cooperating closely for 20 years. According to her, as a result of close cooperation with UNICEF and with the support of President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, changes were made to the Azerbaijani legislation to increase age of marriage for girls to 18 years.

 

Susana Sottoli stressed the important role of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs in the development of children’s rights and stated that Azerbaijan has made progress in this sphere.