(KPL) Vice-Governors and representatives from the National and Provincial Commissions for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, and Home Affairs gathered on Monday in Savannakhet to assess the progress and gaps in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals, and discuss the role of provinces in accelerating progress for every child.
“We commit to
“Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and as such we must work across sectors to make sure every
Despite considerable progress, children in the Lao PDR continue to experience significant levels of deprivation, according to the report ‘SDGs and Children – Measuring Progress on Child Wellbeing in the Lao PDR’. About 71
While the deprivations are serious for each individual concerned, the implications extend beyond the affected children and households. Future economic growth will be jeopardized if many stunted and deprived children are unable to stay at school and learn the skills necessary for the country’s development.
“Understanding children’s vulnerabilities is crucial to ensure a better future for those who will lead the development of the country after graduation from Least Developing Country (LDC). Higher economic growth rates and social development of the Lao PDR will only be realized if productivity is increased significantly. This will require prioritized and sustained investments to unleash the unlimited potential of the generation of Lao children and young people who will grow between now and
20 November 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC30), one of the world’s most-ratified human rights
Throughout the year, the NCAWMC, PCAWMC, MOFA, MPI and other line ministries along with private sector and civil society