News from Kosovo

Source: Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection (KOMF)

KOMF’s recommendations addressed towards Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo in the meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee on the Rights of the Child

Prishtine, 01 June 2015

Press Release

In the meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee on the Rights of the Child, held in occasion of International Children’s Day – 1st of June, as part of objective for promotion and protection of child rights, the Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection KOMF recommended:

  1. Drafting policies for further advancement of the legal framework, improve the position of all children, through drafting of the Child Protection Law, drafting of the Strategy and Action Plan for Protection of Child Rights;
  2. Allocating required budget for 2015 in the fields dedicated to children and their protection, like investments in education, health, increase of the budget for social schemes and social transfers for children in need, creation of a specific grant for social services within the municipalities;
  3. Drafting concrete plans about necessary policies and investments to ensure quality health services, including sustainability of a special fund for children with serious diseases that require adequate treatment abroad;
  4. Increase of investments in increasing the quality of education and ensure effective and efficient application of all laws that regulate inclusion and access to education, prevention of school dropout and violence.
  5. Special focus should be given to social protection for all children in need of institutional support, including abandoned children and children without parental care, children with special needs, and children in poverty, abused and neglected children, children who are victims of exploitation /trafficking, and children involved in heavy work.

The recommendations were represented in the meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee on the Rights of the Child leaded by the Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo, which constitutes one of the most important mechanisms, on the orientation of priorities and national policies for child rights in the country.