2019 UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian conference for Children held in Colombo
In Sri Lanka, the UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian conference on Children Right’s Convention was held in Colombo from 2nd to 3rd September 2019. The conference gave the parliamentarians the opportunity to make fresh commitments to push the national agendas for the realization of child rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty. But, during the conference, the Pakistani delegates tried to raise the Kashmir issue which led to a sharp reaction from the Indian side. The Indian delegation consists of Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal spoke in unison to counter Pakistan’s claims.