11 November 2010

Justice Ministry and UNICEF to hold national campaign on birth certificates

Suara Timor Lorosa’e, November 10, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Justice Ministry and the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) will hold a national campaign on birth certificates for children from 15-20 of November this year.

The objective of the campaign is to inform the people about the importance of registering child’s birth in the country.

Director for Dili Registration in the Justice Ministry, Vitor da Costa, said the Justice Ministry and  UNICEF, including media, will promote this program in the country.

“We know that through the media we can have information about populations and therefore it is very important to cooperate with the media in promoting this program,” da Costa said.

Da costa said the national campaign on child birth certificates would only be applied for the babies 0 year up to five year and children.. Representative of the UNICEF Maryam Maglycon said all children have the rights of life and nationalities.

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