Diplomat Praises Iranian Judiciary’s Cooperation with UNICEF
Fars News – (Feb 5, 2013) Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Iran Mohamed Monir Safieddin lauded the cooperation shown by Iran’s judiciary with the UN agency.
“The Iranian judiciary’s cooperation with the UNICEF is unique in the region,” Safieddin said, addressing a special legal workshop on children and teenagers in Iran’s Northern city of Sari.
He pointed to Islam’s special attention to justice for children, and criticized some Islamic countries for the high rate of teenage prisoners.
He added that in some Islamic states teenagers constitute 50 percent of the total number of prisoners.
In December and in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Safieddin had praised Iran for its progress and achievements in area of hygiene, and voiced the UN body’s eagerness to use Tehran’s experiences in the field.
Safieddin also praised Iran for its good achievements and facilities for children, and said all indices of economic and social development indicate Iran has made remarkable progress and achievements in this arena.