Cambodian children celebrated the International Children’s Day

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By Bieng Raiya, Advocacy and Communications Group Leader of Child Support Team, NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child (NGO CRC)

 

Cambodia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992. Several child rights organizations, including children and young people, have made several efforts to promote and protect the rights mentioned in the CRC. One way to promote the implementation of the CRC is by celebrating the International Children’s Day that take place every 1st of June.


Cambodian children celebrated the International Children’s Day

 In Cambodia, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Cambodian National Council for Children (CNCC) and NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child (NGO CRC) organized the 63rd anniversary of the International Children’s Day last 29 May 2012.

 

The theme of the celebration was “Promote equity social service and take more action to take care of children in family and community”. The celebration took place in advance of the original date due to preparations for the commune council election. The event took place at KoshPich Entertainment and Fair Center.

 

Cambodian children celebrated the International Children’s Day


More than 3,000 children and young people from different organizations joined. Government representatives from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and other institutions attended. Representatives from various civil society organizations were also present.

 

Children representatives presented to the participants and government representatives recommendations to improve social services for children.Cambodian children celebrated the International Children’s Day

 

A group of children from SovanKoma Organization presented a traditional Khmer dance called RobamChounpor.

 

A speech was given by Her Excellency Men Sam Orn, the Deputy and High Representative of the Prime Minister. In her speech, she said that she is very happy and proud of the new generation who are active and working together. She also promised that she will report to the Prime Minister all the recommendations made by.

 

During the activity, children had a good opportunity to meet each other and share good experiences to promote child rights. There were also games and creative performances for the participants to enjoy.

 

The organizers also provided children with souvenirs such as study materials, toys, and personal hygiene materials.

 

Cambodian children celebrated the International Children’s DayCambodian children celebrated the International Children’s Day



Source: childrightscoalitionasia.org