Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Funds to Attend UN Rights of the Child Meeting in Geneva

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): November 19, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on November 5, 1997, transmitted a proposed legislation to Congress requesting for an appropriation of $15,000 to fund the travel of an FSM Delegation, to attend a consultation meeting with the United Nations Committee on Rights of the Child, scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in January, 1998.

During the meeting, the report of the implementation over the previous two years by the FSM Government, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child will be reviewed by the UN Committee, Nena stated.

The FSM National Advisory Council for children, Nena said, is the body that is responsible for the implementation of the Convention on behalf of the FSM Government.

The funds requested will allow members of the National Advisory Council for children to be able to take part in the review and comment of relevant issues when raised by the Committee.

Nena asks for favorable consideration of Congress, the letter concluded.

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