Vietnam co-chairs int’l seminar on children at UNHRC session

Vietnam co-chairs int’l seminar on children at UNHRC session  - ảnh 1

(VOVworld)- Vietnam, Kenya, Portugal, and Uruguay jointly held a seminar on “Investing in children and their families to avoid unnecessary separation” in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s ongoing 30th session. Delegates shared multi-level experience and situations in intensifying social welfare for children and their families with a view to reducing the number of children abandoned by family break-up or poverty. Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations, spoke of the concern paid by countries and organisations to children’s unnecessary separation from parents due to a range of socio-economic reasons. He backed Vietnam’s efforts to protect and care for abandoned and homeless children. 

Vietnam’s 2004 Law on child protection, care and education devotes a chapter to regulating protection and care measures for children living in difficulties, including orphans and the abandoned. The Vietnamese Government has also approved five-year plans to intensify care for disadvantaged children and those living with HIV. The ambassador said that Vietnam would exert more efforts to ensure all children are cared for properly and was willing to coordinate closely with countries and international organisations on this issue.