Uruguay becomes first to take bold step to improve situation for street-connected children

Uruguay is to be the first ‘early implementer’ state to pioneer best practice in the shape of the UN’s new legal framework on street-connected children.

CSC patron Sir John Major with His Excellency Fernando Miguel López-Fabregat, Ambassador of Uruguay to the UK

His Excellency Fernando Miguel López-Fabregat, Ambassador of Uruguay to the UK, said he was proud that his country was to be a pioneer. The government will be working in partnership with CSC and its member in Uruguay, Gurises Unidos.

“Uruguay is committed to fully respecting children’s rights,” said the Ambassador. “Now we’ll have clear guidance on how to interpret international law – how to build a legal and policy national framework and a national plan that’s right for our children. It will help us work effectively with civil society and other areas of society to support street-connected children. We’ve never had this before and along with all Governments we struggle without it.”

The Ambassador made the announcement at a reception hosted by CSC’s Patron, former UK Prime Minster Sir John Major, at the House of Lords.

CSC is inviting other governments to pioneer implementation of this General Comment in their continents.