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Public consultation on implementation of UN treaty on children's rights

     The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) invites public views on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from today (April 14).

     The Central People's Government (CPG) will submit China’s combined third and fourth report under the Convention. The HKSAR Government will submit its report to the CPG on the implementation of the Convention in the HKSAR under the Convention for incorporation as part of China's report.

     In accordance with past practice, the Government has prepared an outline of the topics for inclusion in the report to facilitate public comments on relevant issues.

     "We are seeking public comments by May 29. Members of the public may submit their views on the implementation of the convention in respect of the topics in the outline, and suggest any additional topics that they consider we ought to include. We will carefully consider all the comments and suggestions received in drafting the report on the HKSAR,”a CMAB spokesman said.

     Members of the public who would like to express their views can write to the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, Central Government Offices, 3/F., East Wing, Lower Albert Road, Hong Kong; or send their submission by fax: 2840 0657 or by email: cmabenq@cmab.gov.hk.

     Copies of the outline of the report can be obtained from the Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices. It is also available on the CMAB website at http://www.cmab.gov.hk .

Ends/Tuesday, April 14, 2009