HCM City workshop seeks to promote, realise children’s rights hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - A workshop aimed at improving the quality of care and support for disadvantaged children took place in HCM City on October 15.

It offered a forum for domestic and foreign experts, non-governmental and civil society organisations (NGOs/CSOs), and relevant agencies to discuss and share experience.

Entitled “Strengthening the Role of NGOs/CSOs in Promoting and Realising Children’s Rights”, it was co-organised by the Ho Chi Minh City Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights and UNICEF Vietnam.

Vice President of the association Pham Dinh Nghinh said the child protection system and services offering care have improved and diversified over the recent past.

He called upon NGOs and CSOs to strengthen their role in raising the efficiency of child protection efforts into the future.

The association intends to hold regular events with organisations on promoting children’s rights. It will devise specific programmes and plans based on recommendations on removing bottlenecks in child protection, he underlined.

For her part, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Vietnam Lesley Miller said it has conducted a range of activities in child protection with agencies in Vietnam and in HCM City in particular, most notably the Child Friendly Cities Initiative.

Delegates at the workshop put forth solutions to enhance the role of NGOs and CSOs in realising children’s rights, pointing out that children being equipped with skills and knowledge about their rights is the most effective method of child protection./.