The right of children to education is one of the priorities of Vietnam

94.4% of Vietnamese children have access to education. It is one of the 26 leading countries in the 8.7 Global Alliance for the Elimination of Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labor.

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Children are taking part in making drawings carrying the message of prevention of child labor. Photo: Vietnam + / CVN


Vietnam currently has 94.4% children in school. This result is particularly relevant to the principles of improving social security and poverty reduction, as well as improving access to education for all.It was declared by Deputy Minister of Labor, War and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha during the 5th.e The World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor was recently held in Durban, South Africa.

He says: “Many models and measures have been put in place through government, cooperation and international aid programs and projects, such as improving the child-friendly work environment in traditional craft villages and the informal sector, creating livelihoods for families, helping children at risk of job opportunities. Vocational training and suitable employment

Ensuring a comprehensive education

Vietnam’s Vice Minister shared Vietnam’s experience in ensuring a comprehensive education for children during the epidemic, as well as ensuring their return to school in the aftermath of Kovid-19.

The government has combined state budget and business and social group support to expand Internet coverage, provide computers to poor children and migrant children, and link online education to flexible face-to-face learning.An example of this is the “Wave and Computer for Children” program launched by the Vietnamese government.

According to M.Me Yes, one of the pioneers of Alliance 8.7, Vietnam will continue to work and seek to benefit from further technical assistance and resources to successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the Sustainable Development Goals 8.7 (SDGs) eliminating child labor.

Vietnam has ensured comprehensive education for children during the COVID-19 epidemic. Photo: VNA / CVN


An international alliance

The 8.7 Alliance is a global partnership committed to achieving the SDG target of 8.7 by 2030. It shares the collaboration, strategy, knowledge of actors at all levels to be able to fulfill this promise by 2030 and ultimately accelerate progress. Its strength lies in the diversity of its partners and their commitment to transcending boundaries and tackling challenges together. The International Labor Organization (ILO) currently serves as the Secretariat of Alliance 8.7.

5 at this timee At the World Conference, the Vietnamese delegation proposed solutions to improve the quality of education, especially to strengthen access to education for children in poor, near-poor and at-risk families. “Education is an important key to breaking the vicious circle of poverty that leads to child labor“The director of the children’s department at the Ministry of Labor, War and Illegal Affairs is illegal,” said Dang Hoa Nam

According to NAM, in recent years, Vietnam has achieved something in terms of universalizing education by age. “Recent social survey on child labor in Vietnam shows that a growing number of underage at work are being educated“, He insisted.

Abolition of child labor

Vietnam was one of the 26 pioneers in the 8.7 Alliance for the Elimination of Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labor. This means that it has a very active policy in this case. Vietnam has consistently made significant progress in this areaGuy Ryder, the ILO’s director general, said.

Since 2018, the country has conducted a national survey on child labor and developed a national policy to eliminate it. “I think one of the reasons this is so important for Vietnam is that it integrates more deeply into the world economy, the global supply chain and enters into important trade agreements, especially with the European Union where countries have a strong interest in labor standards. . Vietnam has made a clear decision and your country seems to be making serious efforts to eliminate child labor.“, He guessed.

And emphasize:So, so far, I am extremely satisfied with the cooperation with Vietnam. I am optimistic because it will bring good results for the country as well as for global efforts against child labor

According to him, 160 million children in the world or 9.8 percent of the total have to work. “In addition to education and social security, parents need a stable job and income so that they can lift themselves out of poverty and keep their children from working.“, He concluded.

Quê Anh / CVN

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