National children’s forum opens in Hanoi

Thursday, 2019-08-15 17:05:28
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Young delegates at the 6th national children's forum (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – As many as 169 children aged between 9 and 15 from over 40 cities and provinces nationwide participated at the 6th National Children’s Forum which opened in Hanoi on August 15.

Themed “Children with children’s issues,” the event creates a venue for children to voice their ideas and aspirations, as well as put forth proposals concerning several noticeable problems like drowning, violence and abuse of children, the impact of digital technology on children’s development, child trafficking, and early marriage.

Through presentations, art performances and paintings, the children expressed their hope to live in a safer environment, have better care, receive life skills education, and particularly have their opinions respected.

Speaking at the forum, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha reviewed the law on protection and education of children during the previous years.

She also highly appreciated the participation of children in social activities, which helps the children raise their sense of initiative and creative.

The Deputy Minister also underscored that the children’s opinions will be taken into account during the building of legal documents, planning and projects related to children.

Children should be given opportunities to contribute their opinions about relevant documents and policies through forums and public media, she noted.