A UN meeting on Wednesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoài Thanh NEW YORK — Việt Nam, together with 40 other countries, had aligned itself to a voluntary global pledge “For every child, every right”, to ensure no one is left behind and to help every child reach their full potential, Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of Việt Nam’s permanent mission to the UN, said on Wednesday. Attending the UN General Assembly’s celebration for global action on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Quý stressed the significance of the event, saying it offered an opportunity for all nations to enhance efforts to protect the rights of children. Although positive results have been achieved in the past two decades, more efforts were needed to handle challenges like conflicts, climate change, pollution, poverty, natural disasters and diseases to create a brighter future for children, he said. Quý also noted the essential role of education for each child, and said Việt Nam had made concerted efforts to ensure children had the chance to study, even during wartime. To that end, the Vietnamese Government supported UNICEF’s safe school environment programme, aimed at raising… Read full this story
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