Republic of Moldova (CRC 20-10-2017)
The Committee considered the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of the Republic of Moldova (CRC/C/MDA/4-5) at its 2233rd and 2234th meetings (see CRC/C/SR.2233 and 2234), held on 18 and 19 September 2017, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 2251st meeting, held on 29 September 2017.
C. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12)
- While noting the efforts of the State party in preventing and combating discrimination, the Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Intensify efforts to ensure the effective elimination of any form of discrimination against children with disabilities, children belonging to ethnic minorities, in particular Roma children, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex children, and other groups of children in vulnerable situations, including children living in poverty, children remaining behind while their parents migrate abroad, and children in street situations. Such measures should include, among other things, the modification of relevant laws, continued training on police sensitivity and responsiveness to minorities, and awareness-raising campaigns and education, especially at the community level and in schools;
(b)Ensure appropriate funding from the central budget for additional Roma community mediators.