United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund


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Honourable Chairs, Fellow Delegates,

The delegation of Italian Republic is delighted to have the opportunity to take part in this prestigious conference to debate and hopefully solve the issue of child marriage.

We should remember that people in so young age, sometimes even before the 10th anniversary, do not think about getting married. Girls become married because of the gender inequalities (like giving preference to boy’s education). This decision is usually forced on them by their parents, because of the culture in which they live and in which they grow up or by economic sit...