UNICEF Welcomes Nauru Child Protection Act

United Nations Information Centre, Canberra

The Government of Nauru has introduced a new Child Protection and Welfare Act which has been welcomed by UNICEF for “bringing Nauru into alignment with many international standards,” said UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr Karen Allen. According to the article, the Act introduces mandatory reporting of suspected child sexual abuse or exploitation by persons in authority, including those in detention centres and other institutions.