MIKATI CHAIRS MEETING ON CHILDREN’S PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday chaired a meeting devoted to discussing the means to protect children from violence, in the presence of UN Special Representative on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid, and the ministers of justice, education, social affairs, and interior.

“I would like to felicitate the Prime Minister and the present ministers on their commitment to protecting children against violence, discrimination and poverty,” said the UN official following the meeting. “Children’s protection is a judicial, social, medical, and administrative protection all at once,” she added. “The goal is to activate a series of accessible services for the sake of the suffering children,” she continued. She also stressed the UN and UNICEF’s readiness to provide the needed assistance and means to enhance the services offered by the local organizations in that respect.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon