Ukraine Ministry of Social Policy Invited 23 Countries to Sign Bilateral Memoranda on Protection of Children's Rights from Vulnerable Categories

Ukraine Ministry of Social Policy

The Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Maryna Lazebna said that today a formal proposal had been sent to 23 countries through diplomatic channels to conclude bilateral memoranda on protection of the rights of displaced children from vulnerable categories and a draft memorandum as well.

The text of the draft memorandum was developed based on the results of bilateral and multilateral meetings of Marina Lazebna with heads of relevant ministries and social protection institutions of partner countries, as well as the results of the proposals of members of the Coordination Headquarters for Protection of Children's Rights under Martial Law.

In particular, the draft memorandum addresses the following issues:

  • protection of the rights and needs of children from vulnerable categories who have been relocated to other countries;
  • the procedure for keeping consular records of such children,
  • guarantees of their return to Ukraine after the situation improves,
  • prevention of adoption of Ukrainian children without the consent of Ukraine and application of national legislation on adoption.