(VOV) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) hosted a June 7 seminar evaluating the progress made in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Addressing the seminar, MoLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said that on February 20 1990, Vietnam became the first country in Asia and the second in the world to sign and adopt the UNCRC. It demonstrated the country’s determination and commitment to the care of children.
The MoLISA has established research group supported by Vietnamese and foreign experts tasked with assessing the labour, invalid, and social affairs sector’s ability to care for and protect children in accordance with UNCRC commitments in 63 cities and provinces across the country.
The seminar’s participants highlighted Vietnam’s efforts to concretise child care and protection in legislation and defend children’s rights. But the MoLISA has yet to develop a coordination mechanism, incorporating itself and other ministries and agencies, specifically tailored to the UNCRC.
Such a coordination mechanism is crucial to raising public awareness and reinforcing the primacy of child care and protection.