UNCEF commits more support for childcare in VN

16:16 | 09/10/2014

VGP -The United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) jointly held a seminar in Ha Noi on October 9 to discuss child-related issues in the 2016-2020 period.

MPI Deputy Minister Dao Quang Thu and UNICEF Deputy Chief Representative in Vietnam Jesper Moller stressed the need to provide more investment for children, who they said, play a key role in ensuring sustainable development in Vietnam.

All children have their own right to live, grow up and develop their capacity. Vietnam has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and this has shown the country’s commitment to childcare, they noted.

The two officials also laid emphasis on the provision of necessary services for children, saying this is an urgent task to help them grow up properly.

Other participants at the seminar shared experience in adding children-related issues to national development plans and proposed measures to deal with problems emerging in such areas as education and training, health care, and social welfare.

They also suggested improving public financial management skills to provide better care for children./VOV./.