Celebration activities are being carried out in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thirty years ago, in 1989, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child(CRC) – an international treaty on childhood. Adopted by 196 nations, the Convention is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. The Convention is based on a profound idea: that children are not just objects who belong to their parents or small adults in training. Rather, they are human beings with their own rights. The Convention says childhood is separate from adulthood, and lasts until 18; it is a special, protected time, in which children must be allowed to grow, learn, play, develop and flourish with dignity. The CRC requires that all children – without discrimination in any form – benefit from social services and … [Read more...] about Activities mark 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Various activities will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In Hanoi, a series of activities will take place in the pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake from November 16-17, including a ceremony, a photo exhibition and the opening of a library providing documents on the convention at the Hanoi Children’s Palace. Games will be held to explore the convention. Children from a number of localities across the country will gather to discuss and seek solutions to problems facing children at a national conference at the International UN School. Meanwhile in Ho Chi Minh City, a screen at Landmark 81 tower - the country’s highest building - will show photos of inspiring smiles of children. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1989 and ratified by 196 countries, becoming the most widely-recognised convention on human rights … [Read more...] about Activities planned to mark 30th anniversary of UN child right convention
NDO - From January 1, 2018, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) expanded paid paternity leave to up to 16 weeks for its staff. This new policy aims to contribute to the early development of children, as well as to recognise the equal role played by fathers and mothers in the early moments of the life of a child. On the occasion of Father's Day (June 17), Mr. Louis Vigneault-Dubois, a UNICEF staff member, who is among the first group of fathers to enjoy nearly 4 months of paid paternity leave, granted Nhan Dan Online an interview to give more information about this policy. … [Read more...] about Paid paternity leave gives children the best start in life: UNICEF
Experts share good practices to promote children's rights in business. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Domestic and international experts and businesses gathered at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16, discussing and sharing good practices that companies worldwide are undertaking to respect and promote children’s rights in business. Speaking at the event jointly held by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), UNICEF Representative to Vietnam Rana Flowwers stressed that the business of local firms is having both direct and indirect impacts on children across the workplace, marketplace and community. Embracing children’s rights also helps the companies settle inequality, and realise the sustainable development goals, she added. Meanwhile, VCCI Vice President Vo Tan Thanh said that as Vietnam is carrying out its National Action Plan on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for … [Read more...] about Forum looks to promote children’s rights in business
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?