Social Welfare Dept, UNICEF discuss work plans for public awareness of Child Rights Law

Committee on Preventing Grave Violence against Children in Armed Conflicts and the UNICEF discuss work plans for public awareness of the Child Rights Law via videoconference on 21 September. Photo: MNA

The Committee on Preventing Grave Violence against Children in Armed Conflicts and the UNICEF held a videoconferencing yesterday on work plans for public awareness of the Child Rights Law under their Multi-Year Work Plan (2020-2021). The government formed the committee on 7 January 2019 to prevent the six grave violations (1) Killing and maiming of children (2) Recruitment and use of children by armed forces or armed groups (3) Attacks on schools or hospitals (4) Rape or other sexual violence against children (5) Abduction of children (6) Denial of humanitarian access to children, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1612 (2005) and related resolutions.
The online meeting was joined by Director-General U Win Naing Tun, in his capacity as Secretary of working committee, from the Department of Rehabilitation, under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, the work committee members from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Union Attorney-General’s Office and Myanmar Red Cross Society, Ms Noriko Izumi, the chief of Child Protection from the UNICEF Myanmar, and officials.
—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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