The United Nations has urged all of its member states to take action to prevent child, early and forced marriage. The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly stated in November that every member state must do its utmost to ensure that no one is forced to marry against their will and that marriages are based solely on mutual consent.
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UN urges Finland to prohibit child marriage
Tuomas Kurttila, the Ombudsman for Children in Finland, has demanded that the Ministry of Justice begin preparatory work to prohibit under-age people from marrying.