A meeting was held in Hanoi on November 17 to honour outstanding individuals and organisations for their work in the protection of children’s rights. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the ceremony and awarded certificates of merit to two outstanding individuals in the protection of children's rights, namely Mrs. Tran Thi Thanh Thanh, former Chairwoman of the Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children's Rights (VAPCR), and Mrs. Le Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of the VAPCR. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs attended the event.
In addition, 12 organisations and 17 outstanding individuals in the protection of children's rights were awarded certificates of merit by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. The VAPCR also presented certificates of merit to 39 organisations and 78 outstanding individuals.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is chairman of the National Committee for Children, highly appreciated the initiative of the VAPCR in the implementation of activities and the efforts of many organisations and individuals, who have provided a lot of positive outcomes for children.
The Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam expressed his hope that ministries and agencies from central to local levels, along with organisations and families, would strengthen their coordination so that both children and adults are aware of and implement the protection of children’s rights.