The internet safety of children is becoming more and more important for Belarus as well, UNICEF Representative in Belarus Rashed Mustafa Sarwar told the media on 1 August.
He noted that Belarus demonstrates a comprehensive approach to the response and prevention of violence against children. This system should be involving the aspect of internet safety more actively. “This is a very crucial issue both in Belarus and in the whole world. Internet safety is a task of both the government and the private sector,” Rashed Mustafa Sarwar remarked.
The United Nations Children's Fund is conducting a large-scale research in Belarus to prevent violence against children in different fields, including cyber space. The survey involves over 5,000 respondents. The research has been carried out in schools, health facilities, social protection institutions, and other organizations. UNICEF is expected to publish the results in autumn 2017.
On 1 August, Rashed Mustafa Sarwar took part in a press briefing dedicated to the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. He emphasized the importance of this problem during the event and called on all concerned citizens to focus on its resolution.
The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed annually on 30 July, starting from 2014. This day has been included into the international calendar on the initiative of Belarus and marks the date of adoption of the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.