U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, who is currently at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, attending the United Nations Treaty Event of 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters presented Myanmar’s Instrument of Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict to the United Nations Secretary-General who is the depositary, through Chief of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs on 27 September 2019.
Together with the Union Minister U Kyaw Tin, the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations U Hau Do Suan and the members of the Myanmar Delegation attended the event while Under Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares and Acting Chief of Treaty Section Mr. David K. Nanopoulos as well as Ms. Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict attended from the UN side.
Myanmar becomes the 169th State party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention of the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict.
Myanmar ratified the Optional Protocol with a declaration under article 3(2) and an interpretative declaration under article 4 in order to implement the Optional Protocol in accordance with the domestic realities.
Myanmar’s ratification of the Optional Protocol on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict is another significant step to protect the rights of children following its enactment of the new Child Rights Law in July 2019.