Taiwan to invite experts to review state of children’s rights

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-01-15

Vice President Chen Chien-jen says that Taiwan will invite international experts to review Taiwan’s efforts

Vice President Chen Chien-jen is featured in this CNA file photo.

in the area of children’s rights. He was speaking Sunday at an event for children with disabilities.

The plan to invite international experts to visit at the end of this year follows the release last November of Taiwan’s first national report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Although Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, it officially adopted the contents of the convention as law in November, 2014. The law is designed to protect the rights of people under the age of 18. It covers everything from civil rights to health and educational rights.

Vice President Chen said that children are a great resource, and that young people are the mainstay of the nation’s future. Therefore, he said, it is vital for the government to offer complete protection of their rights.    [FULL  STORY]

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