Committee holds 3rd meeting on children and armed conflicts

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye poses for the photo along with Deputy Ministers and attendees at the meeting (3/2019) of Committee of Preventing Serious Offenses on Children in Armed Conflict in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye poses for the photo along with Deputy Ministers and attendees at the meeting (3/2019) of Committee of Preventing Serious Offenses on Children in Armed Conflict in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

The Committee for Preventing Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflicts held its third meeting at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as the chairman of the committee, elaborated that the committee was tasked with 10 duties and was taking measures in collaboration with the Tatmadaw implementing the national-level project for prevention of grave violations against children in armed conflicts.
Following the decisions of the previous meetings, the committee formed the working committee and drafted the national-level project to guarantee rights including development, care and participation to the children.
The Union Minister also stressed the need to promoting raising awareness about violations against children, adding that the committee was cooperating with the committee on prevention of recruiting minors for military.
Besides, the working committee is coordinating with the United Nations Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting-UNCTFMR working at its best for the interest of the children, said the Union Minister.
He urged the members of the committee to carry out their duties in accordance with the rules and regulations.
Then, secretary of the committee, the Director General for Department of Rehabilitation explained the suggestions by Country Task Force Monitoring and Reporting – CTFMR.
Deputy Minister for Ministry of Education U Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief & Resettlement U Soe Aung and officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Office of the Union Government, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Union Attorney General’s Office and Myanmar Red Cross Society discussed the suggestions of national action plan.— MNA (Translated by Ba Htoo Kyaw)

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