Government officials hold dialogue with children

Saturday, 2019-08-17 17:06:10
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam and children at the forum (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - A dialogue between 169 children and leaders of the government, ministries and agencies responsible for children’s affairs took place on August 17 as part of the 6th National Children’s Forum.

The participating children were divided into six groups to present various issues such as violence and sexual harassment against children, safety in the online environment, moral and life skill education and so on.

Through the dialogue, the children highlighted the current problems facing them and proposed their wishes and solutions to such problems.

They called for an end to violence against children and child labour as well as voiced a message of letting children be themselves without being imposed with the wishes and expectations of adults.

Speaking at the forum, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha said that the ministry is collecting ideas and recommendations to formulate new programmes concerning children for the 2021-2015 period.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia said she expects schoolchildren to join hands to repel school violence and build a friendly schooling environment.

For his part, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the ministries and agencies concerned to take concrete actions and not let the messages and calls simply remain on the paper.

The National Children’s Forum took place from August 14-17 and was a meaningful event marking the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.