Estonia is taking clear steps to protect its children from prostitution, pornography and exploitation, but its young people remain at risk and continued vigilance from authorities is needed, an independent UN human rights expert warned Oct. 24 after visiting the Baltic country. Najat M'jid Maalla, the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, said she was heartened to see first-hand Estonia's efforts - in legislation, education and prevention programs, law enforcement, and social and health-care support - to reduce the exploitation of children. (UN News Service)

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