Vietnam prioritizes children’s education Institution

Hanoi (VNA) – 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.

Prime Minister Pham Min Chin at the inauguration of the month of action for children. Photo: VNA

“Vietnam currently has 94.4% of its children in school. This result is particularly important in the areas of social security and poverty reduction, as well as the policy of improving access to education for all.” Deputy Minister for Labor, War Illegal and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha spoke at the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor recently held in Durban, South Africa.

He said 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 vulnerable children. Vocational training And we have to work in suitable employment. “

Ensuring a comprehensive education

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

“The government has combined state budgets and initiatives and the support of social groups to expand Internet coverage, provide computers to poor children and migrant children, and integrate online education with face-to-face education,” he said. An example of this is the “Wave and Computer for Children” program launched by the Vietnamese government.

As one of the pioneers of the Alliance 8.7, Vietnam will continue to work and benefit from more technical assistance and resources to successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Development goals, Ms. Ha said. SDGs).

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.

During this 5th 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 vulnerable families. “Education is an important key to breaking the vicious circle of poverty that leads to child labor,” said Dang Hoa Nam, director of the children’s department at the Ministry of Labor, Non-War and Social Welfare.

According to NAM, in recent years, Vietnam has achieved something in terms of universalizing education by age. “Recent social surveys on child labor in Vietnam show that a growing number of minors at work are being educated,” he said.

Vietnam prioritizes children's educationChildren of Kien Giang in the south. Photo: VNA

Abolition of child labor

“Vietnam is one of the 26 leading countries in the 8.7 alliance to eradicate forced labor, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labor. This means that it has a very active policy. Vietnam has consistently made significant progress in this area,” said ILO Director-General Guy. Rider.

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. Criteria. Vietnam is a clear decision.” And your country seems to be making very serious efforts to eradicate child labor, “he said.

And I would like to emphasize: “So far, I am very pleased with the cooperation with Vietnam. I am optimistic because it will bring good results for the country as well as for the global effort 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 stable employment and income to lift themselves out of poverty and push their children to work,” he concluded. . – CVN / VNA

Leave a Comment