Member list of National Committee on Children approved
11:15 | 14/09/2017

VGP – The PM has recently approved the member list of the National Committee on Children, with Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam serving as the President.

The Vice Presidents are Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (Standing Vice President); Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training; and Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Minister of Health.

The National Committee on Children also include 18 other members, who are leaders of some ministries, sectors and central agencies.

According to the PM’s Decision No. 856/QD-TTg dated June 15, 2017 on the establishment of the National Committee on Children, the committee is tasked with helping the Government and the PM to research, direct, encourage and regulate  ministries, sectors and localities, in order to deal with child-related issues and exercise children's rights.

It is also responsible for recommending directions and solutions to implement child-related issues and promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In addition, the National Committee on Children will work with the National Assembly’s bodies, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front and its member organizations, social organizations and social-occupational organizations, in exercising children’s rights and resolve child-related issues.

It is also tasked with directing and encouraging ministries, sectors and localities to report to the National Assembly on the outcomes of the implementation of child-related rights and duties as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, whilst fulfilling other tasks assigned by the PM and authorized agencies.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is the standing body of the National Committee on Children, taking the responsibility for ensuring the operational conditions for the committee and using its apparatus in order to organize the implementation of the Committee’s assigned duties.

                                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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