LITHUANIA: Children's Rights in the UN Special Procedures' Reports

Summary: This report extracts mentions of children's rights issues in the reports of the UN Special Procedures. This does not include reports of child specific Special Procedures, such as the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, which are available as separate reports.

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UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Doudou Diène


Country visit: 16 - 28 September 2007

Report published: 7 February 2008

Obstacles for Roma children in accessing education: In education, the Roma community has the lowest attainment rates, which was considered by local leaders as a matter of serious concern, especially when one considers that almost 50 per cent of Roma citizens are youth […] Roma children are often subject to prejudice once they start regular schools, pointing to the lack of multicultural training for both teachers and pupils in these schools. Roma children have higher drop-out rates than any other minority, as well as poorer educational achievement. (paragraph 57)


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