Oral Statement, Item 6 of Italy and El Salvador

During the 28th session of the UN
Human Rights Council (March 2nd to 27th, 2015) IIMA and
VIDES contributed to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Italy and El
Salvador with a Joint Oral Statement for each country during item 6 (UPR – consideration
of outcomes). Other NGOs, including local NGOs, supported both statements.
IIMA and VIDES took the opportunity to express
satisfaction in seeing that both countries accepted most of the recommendations
relating to the protection of children’s rights, young people and women;
especially those in most vulnerable situations (migrants, Roma, unaccompanied
minors, and children/youth living/working in the street). Recommendations were
given to enact effective measures in order to combat violence against women and
children, promote the right to education for all children, combat unemployment
and underemployment for youth and women, ensure the recompilation and
dissemination of national data relating to children living and/or working on
the streets, and reinforce national policies pertaining to child labor.

A call on both Member States was made
advocating for concrete actions reflecting on national policies and programs.
[To access Oral Statements videos follow the
link below. Proceed to minutes 39:11, and 26:54 respectively to see them