Children in northern Cao Bang province were presented with gifts before Lunar New Year holiday. (Photo: VNA)
(VOVworld) – Delegates at IPU-132 attended an interactive debate on Wednesday to review the improvement of children’s lives around the globe since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was ratified 25 years ago.
Participants focused on achievements in ensuring children’s rights, along with challenges to ending violence against children. They stressed that all countries should protect the physical and mental health of children.
Nguyen Dac Vinh, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Chairman of the group of young Vietnamese National Assembly deputies, said that over the past years Vietnam has enacted numerous measures to realize the convention and the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
He noted that Vietnam’s revised 2013 Constitution recognizes all of these rights.
He pointed out that the CRC implementation was encountering an array of difficulties as children globally still faced risks from labour exploitation and violence, and didn’t have sufficient access to medical and educational services.
Vinh suggested countries improve their experiences in exchanging information to protect children’s rights, increase investment in child-related initiatives, and promote studies on related issues.
Đăng ký: VietNam News