VN joins panel discussion on adverse impacts of climate change on children’ rights
The Saigon Times Daily
HCMC - Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, head of the Vietnamese delegation, participated in a panel discussion on adverse impacts of climate change on children’s rights in Geneva, Switzerland on March 2 as a panelist, reports VietnamPlus.
He highlighted wide-ranging effects of climate change on ensuring children’s rights in Vietnam, and suggested developing child-centered policies in climate change adaptation.
He underscored the need to boost public awareness on climate change and its impacts on children as well as enhance regional and international cooperation in the field, and combat negative impacts of climate change on children’s rights.
For developing countries, the lack of resources, and poor infrastructure and forecast capacity made it harder to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change on vulnerable groups, including children, he said.
He shared Vietnam’s experience in integrating children’s rights into climate change policies and underlined the collaboration between the Vietnamese Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international partners in building child-centered strategies to mitigate natural disaster risks.
The same day, Vietnam held an international workshop to educate children on climate change, with the participation of more than 100 delegates from UN agencies and non-governmental organizations.