MoSWRR discusses 5th and 6th joint report for UNCRC implementation

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement organized a presentation on the draft version of the 5th and 6th joint report of the country to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child yesterday.
During the meeting, Union Minister Dr Thet Thet Khine talked about the reports submitted to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), plans to submit the 5th and 6th combined report, the crucial role of the reports and recommendations of UNCRC.
She also discussed holding meetings with the committee on the child’s rights, including the National Committee on the Rights of the Child.
She also said the Child Rights Law was enacted on 23 July 2019, adding that further rules being drafted now will be submitted to the national committee.
Then, the Deputy Minister stressed the need to study the reports of NGOs in arranging the 5th and 6th combined report.
The director in-charge explained four core principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, five facts to be followed, formation of the National Committee on the Rights of the Child in Nay Pyi Taw Council, Regions and States including the plans to organize committees in districts and townships, the implementation of four rights for the child, and followup monitoring and assessment.
Then, the Union Minister instructed them to express the difficulties in operations, including budget status and recommendations. However, the reports are prepared as per the Reporting Guideline of UNCRC.
Next, the coordination meeting on the national procedures for receiving trafficked victims, reintegration and rehabilitation was held in the noon.
During the event, the Union Minister highlighted the public services of the ministry being conducted across the nation, rehabilitation programmes for the disabled, those who quit using drugs and trafficked victims, proper support of families for the reintegration of these people and further work plans of the ministry.
Then the Deputy Minister discussed the receiving of trafficked victims, reintegration and rehabilitation programmes, the target of human traffickers, trafficked victims including men to work on the floating fishing rafts while the women face forced marriage.
The Deputy Minister stressed the need to conduct counselling with the trafficked victims, including their family members, to create job opportunities and raise public awareness.
Then, the attendees to the meeting coordinated the discussion.—MNA

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