United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund


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Topic: Child marriage issue

Country: Commonwealth of Australia

Committee: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Honourable Chairs, distinguished Delegates,

According to The Marriage Amendment Act, a law made by the Australian Parliament, marriage is ‘the union of a man and a woman, voluntarily entered into for life’. Considering that definition our discussion topic, which concern formal or informal union before age 18, should be also seen as human rights violation. We cannot call a marriage relationship, where one of the ...