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Cambodia Launches National Plan of Action for Child Development

The Cambodia National Council for Children and Plan International Cambodia launched a national plan to promote child development from 2016-2018.

Presided over by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relation and Inspection Men Sam An, the launch of the first-ever action plan for child development was the first of its kind. Attended by over 300 guests, ranging from government officials, journalists, children themselves, and representatives from like-minded development agencies, attendees came to support the development of a joint national action plan for child development.

The launch of this plan aims to build greater understanding between ministries, institutions, development partners and private sectors

With assistance from the European Union, the Cambodia National Council for Children in cooperation with Plan International Cambodia, has worked on an action plan to promote children’s welfare as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child ratified by the Royal Government of Cambodia in 2012.

According to Vong Sauth, all stakeholders can incorporate the actions in the national plan into their own sectoral operational plan in order to further enhance and protect the rights of children in Cambodia.

“We hope that aligning with the plan will bring about smooth implementation and more effective and efficient results that support and promote the rights of child,” said Jan Jaap Kleinrensink, Country Director of Plan International Cambodia.

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An appreciated the achievement of CNCC in collaborating with Plan International Cambodia and other counterparts, and encouraged future collaboration and initiatives.