Ambassador hails UNICEF’s support in protecting and promoting children's rights

WVR/VNA - Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN, has spoken highly of UNICEF’s support for the nation in protecting and promoting children’s rights, particularly those related to education, health care, nutrition, and vaccination.
Ambassador hails UNICEF’s support in protecting and promoting children's rights
Ambassador hails UNICEF’s support in protecting and promoting children's rights: Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang (R) and Director of UNICEF’s Public Partnerships Division June Kunugi. (Photo: VNA)

On May 30, in New York, receiving Director of UNICEF’s Public Partnerships Division June Kunugi, Ambassador Giang affirmed that as child care and protection are a leading priority in its socio-economic development strategy, Vietnam has devoted necessary resources for child development.

He expressed his hope that UNICEF and Director Kunugi, who will take up her role as Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific this summer, will continue assisting Vietnam to mobilise resources, develop policies, and enhance specific and practical cooperation programmes and plans to achieve more positive results in this regard while helping the National Fund for Vietnamese Children realise the targets on children.

Director Kunugi, for her part, expressed her impression of and commended the achievements that Vietnam has recorded during its nearly 40 years of Doi moi (Renewal), describing them as a foundation for the country to reap encouraging results in child care and protection.

UNICEF highly values Vietnam’s proposed resolution on the International Day of Play, which was recently adopted by the UN General Assembly, she said, affirming that the organisation will join hands with the group of core countries to organise the first celebration on June 11 to make it a meaningful event for the comprehensive development of children across the globe.

The two sides concurred to work together for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam - UNICEF partnership. They will also discuss measures to improve UNICEF operations' efficiency in mobilising resources, implementing programmes and projects, and promoting cooperation and coordination in Asia-Pacific.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)