Kuwait to host conference on Palestinian children

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Kuwait will host Sunday a conference on the issue of Palestinian children, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Saturday.

The two-day conference, themed “the suffering of the Palestinian children amid violations by Israel, the occupation power, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” will address “reality of the Palestinian children under International Law and the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the role of the society and civil organizations for boosting the rights of the Palestinian children; the deteriorating educational, health and psychological conditions of the Palestinian children detained in Israel’s prisons; and the legal protection of the Palestinian children under the Israeli occupation, and setting mechanisms to activate it,” KUNA said.

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, together with the Arab ministers of social affairs and labor and representatives of government agencies concerned about childhood will attend the conference.

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