UNICEF pledges to back Vietnam in child development hinh anh 1Pupils are reading book on "Children's rights" (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) wishes continue to working with Vietnam in protecting children’s rights and child development, said Director of UNICEF in East Asia-Pacific Karin Hulshof.

She made the statement at a meeting with Head of the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children Phan Thanh Binh in Hanoi on August 30.

Hulshof praised the efforts the country had made in policy, law, and resources to support children.

For his part, Binh emphasised the Law on Children, passed during the 13 th National Assembly’s tenure, is a legal basis for Vietnam to continue protecting children’s rights and ensuring their mental and physical development.

He said he hopes for continued cooperation between Vietnam and UNICEF in supporting and caring children in line with the Law on Children and international conventions on children’s rights.-VNA