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Holy See diplomat praises draft UN document on violated children

Catholic World News - June 13, 2011

The representative of the Holy See at UN offices in Geneva offered praise for a draft document that would establish a procedure under which child victims of child trafficking, pornography, or prostitution could communicate that their rights have been violated.

“The Holy See looks at this new Optional Protocol to the Convention of the Rights of the Child to provide a communication procedure as an opportune contribution to strengthening the human rights system,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi. “May it also bring us closer to our ultimate goal: the unconditional preservation and respect of the dignity of every single person, woman or man, adult or child.”

The document “provides a word of hope and encouragement to those children and young people whose innocence and human dignity have been wounded by the cruelty that can be present in the world of adults,” he added. “If all States, UN agencies, civil society and faith-based institutions work together in a more effective partnership, they will be able to ensure love, care and assistance to those affected by violence and abuse.”

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