BOMCA 10 held seminar for State authorities involved in child protection in Uzbekistan

  • Thematic Component: 4. Improvement of Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Country: Uzbekistan

From 20 to 21 June, the EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) organised a seminar for the central and local authorities from 14 regions of Uzbekistan involved in child protection processes.

The objective of this Programme activity is to analyse and generate ideas on how to optimise the child protection systems’ responses in identifying and responding to the protection needs of children in the border regions of Uzbekistan, strengthening the coordination between the authorities at the central and regional level, as well as supporting the implementation of the recommendations of the UN CRC Committee to Uzbekistan, provided in 2022.

An expert team, represented by child protection experts from the University of Geneva and national experts, analysed the provisions of the Concluding Observations to the 5th Periodic Report in particular, in relation to the children residing in the Uzbek border areas. In addition, during the seminar good examples were presented from other countries concerning cooperation and coordination mechanisms between central and local authorities in the area of child protection prevention and response.