Unicef representative backs decision to issue ID cards to 12 year olds


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Feb 20, 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) office in the Dominican Republic issued a statement congratulating the Central Electoral Board (JCE) for issuing Resolution 74-2020 that authorizes issuing identity cards to all minors, from the age of 12. The cards need to be requested by the minor accompanied by the parent.

“With this resolution we advance one more step forward to secure a legal identity for all children and adolescents in the Dominican Republic,” says Rosa Elcarte, Unicef representative in the Dominican Republic.

Moreso, Unicef’s position is that the document should be issued to all immediately after birth registration, regardless of age, as is done in many countries around the world. Unicef understands that the scope of the resolution should be extended progressively to all children.

In the explanation, Unicef says that the identity card is the...

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