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Parliament of Georgia discontent with UNICEF work2009-11-12 18:07
The Parliament of Georgia criticized UNICEF and accused it of passivity. Georgi Arsenishvili, the Chairman of Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee held meeting with Benjamin Perk, the Representative of UNICEF to Georgia and focused on the releasing the Georgian teenagers, detained in Tskhinvali, and the problems existing in the children's rights defense sphere in Georgia, the Parliament's press service informed.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Arsenishvili requested the organization's participation in the issue on releasing the teenagers.
"Involving UNICEF in this issue will be a special affair. You have a great authority and influence," he said.
He also provided the guest with the information about the Geneva Talks, where releasing these children was one of the main topics. The Talks ended without any specific result.
Benjamin Perk expressed his anxiety over the mentioned fact and noted that the situation is really very tense: not only for the families of the teenagers, but also for all Georgia.
The MP called the passivity of UNICEF in the affair with detained teenagers a "shameful fact".The sides agreed on active cooperation in future and touched upon the 20th anniversary of the convention on the rights of children to take place on November 20th.