Committee on the Rights of the ChildSixty-eighth session12–30 January 2015Item 4 of the provisional agendaConsideration of reports of States parties
List of issues in relation to the combined thirdto fifth periodic reports of Mauritius
AddendumReplies of Mauritius to the list of issues* **[Date received: 3 November 2014]Part I
1. Please clarify to what extent the “Working Together” framework has improvedcoordination between the different government departments and institutions at alllevels and indicate whether the State party envisages establishing a high-levelcoordination mechanism with a view to ensure adequate coordination of theimplementation of the Convention. Please also assess the impact of the Human RightsMonitoring Committee under the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Developmentand Family Welfare on the enjoyment of child rights.1. The “Working Together” concept provides for bringing in together all stakeholdersin children matters and promotes discourse on holistic child policy matters. It also providesa forum for the elaboration of Memoranda of Understanding regarding means and ways tocollaborate in the handling of child abuse in an efficient and effective manner.2. Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) have been signed between the Ministry ofGender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare and 8 stakeholders forming partof the “Working Together” Committee; namely:(i) Prime Minister’s Office (Civil Status Division);* The present document is being issued without formal editing.** Owing to word-limit constraints, the information submitted in response to the issues raised in part IIIof the list of issues is contained in annexes that can be consulted in the files of the secretariat.