The District Committees for the
Protection and Welfare of Children
District Committees for the Protection and Welfare of Children were
informally established during the International Youth Year (1979)
with the main purpose to sensitize the public on children and youth
the end of 1979, a small number of involved individuals along with
the State Welfare Office thought that these Committees should
continue working towards finding solutions to children and youth
issues and proposing measures to that end.
Since then, and till today, five District Committees exist: Nicosia/Kyrenia,
Since 1989 and with the ratification of the
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
(CRC) by the Cyprus Government (1990), the District Committees set
their primary goal to be the full implementation of the CRC
mobilizing children themselves in broadly disseminating the CRC and
its provisions on all levels.
District Committees were formally established with Statutes in 1994
and at the same time they formed the Pancyprian Coordinating
Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children (PCCPWC) in
which they equally participate.
Besides the Pancyprian events annually organized
under the name of the PCCPWC, the District Committees organize day
events, seminars, student conferences and whatever else they think
useful to mobilize and sensitize children and the general public -
both in urban and in suburban areas – towards the full
implementation of the CRC.