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Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations pledges to work with the Government of Vietnam to take care of and protect local children, particularly those with disabilities.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais made the statement during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam in Hanoi on June 20 as part of her visit to attend the ASEAN Children Forum 2016.

She highly valued the achievements Vietnam has made in protecting and caring children as well as the country’s policy and institutional improvements, particularly the adoption of the revised Law on Child Protection, Care and Education.

Marta Santos Pais suggested Vietnam allocate appreciate financial and human resources for the work and soon bring the law into life.

For his part, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam thanked the UN for its support for Vietnam in protecting and caring for children.

With the assistance of international organisations, Vietnam has fulfilled the millennium development goals, including that on children protection and care, he said.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed other issues, such as children-related social affairs, violence to children, and children with disabilities, drug addiction and its impacts on children.-VNA