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HKSAR Government delegates to attend hearing of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

     A delegation representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government will attend a hearing of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) in Geneva, Switzerland on September 26 and 27 (Thursday and Friday, Geneva Time).

     A government spokesman said today (September 18) that as part of the Chinese delegation, the HKSAR delegation will introduce to the Committee the parts of China's Combined Third and Fourth Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention) which are related to the HKSAR, and answer the Committee's questions on the implementation of the Convention in Hong Kong.

     "This is the second time the Committee has examined a report submitted by the HKSAR under the Convention. The previous round of hearing was held in September 2005," the spokesman added.

     The delegation will be led by the Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, and the members of the delegation will include officials from the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the Education Bureau, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Department of Justice, the Immigration Department and the Social Welfare Department.

     The second report of the HKSAR under the Convention is now available on the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/child_report2.htm).

Ends/Wednesday, September 18, 2013