Bahrain's efforts to protect children's rights stressed

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Manama, Nov. 19 (BNA): Marking the International Children's Rights Day which is observed on November 20 and which coincides this year with the 30th anniversary of the UN's adoption of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Shura Council took pride in the kingdom's achievements in this respect in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He stressed that Bahrain has set a pioneering model in this regard at the regional and international level.

The Shura Council hailed the efforts of the government, spearheaded by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to provided all the needed capabilities to ensure good upbringing of children in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The council stressed unflinching keenness to upgrade legislation and laws supporting children, lauding the kingdom's progress in achieving the sustainable development goals. It pointed out the international praise of Bahrain after reviewing its report on the children's rights before the 80th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child last January. It also commended the role of the Shura Council's Women and Children's Affairs Committee in upgrading legislation and laws to keep them in tune with the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.