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11 Oct 2017

CIS presidents adopt statement in support of institution of family

CIS presidents adopt statement in support of institution of familySOCHI, 11 October (BelTA) – The CIS heads of state adopted the statement in support of the institution of family and traditional family values at the summit in Sochi on 11 October, BelTA has learned.

The CIS leaders took note of the importance to elaborate social and economic measures aimed at the development of favorable conditions for the creation of the family, the protection of mother and child health, the development of the institute of adoption, the support to young parents, and care about the senior generation.

The presidents emphasized the need for cooperation in addressing the issues related to the infringement of children’s rights and crimes against children. The document also speaks about the support of the international community in ensuring the gender equality and maintaining balance between work and family.

Russia, as a country presiding in the CIS, should submit the text of the statement to the UN, the OSCE and other international organizations.

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