The fourth ASEAN Children Forum (Source: vov.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The fourth ASEAN Children Forum concluded in Hanoi on June 22 with a dialogue between children from ASEAN member countries and high-ranking regional officials in charge of social welfare and development.

At the dialogue, the participating children raised recommendations on the four main topics of child trafficking, violence against children, child protection amidst internet development and children with climate change.

Dang Hoa Nam, Director of the Department of Child Protection and Care under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), affirmed that the Party, State and Government, agencies and localities of Vietnam always pay special attention to child care, protection and education.

The 13 th National Assembly passed the Child Law in April this year with new regulations on children’s rights and obligations.

Addressing the closing ceremony, MoLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said discussions and recommendations raised at the forum prove that children’s voice has received greater attention in the region.

Children are a factor for social changes, he said, calling on relevant agencies to team up with each other to actualise these recommendations to bring regional children a brighter future.

Within the framework of the event, a cultural exchange was held later the same day.

The forum was attended by 35 children from eight ASEAN member countries. Vietnamese representatives hail from Hanoi, the northern province of Bac Kan , the central provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Nam and the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.-VNA