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Laos’ Report On Implementation Of UN’s Optional Protocols Discussed

Vice President of the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children Alounkeo Kittikhoun, left, and UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR Octavian Bivol co chair a meeting on periodic national reports on the implementation of UN optimal protocols on child issues in Vientiane on Feb 27, 2018

(KPL) A meeting between government sectors and development partners was held on Feb 27 to discuss the 2nd and 3rd periodic national reports on the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, and the Optional Protocol on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

Held at the National Convension Centre in Vientiane, the meeting saw the presence of Minister to Prime Minister’s Office and Vice President of the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children Alounkeo Kittikhoun, UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR Octavian Bivol, representatives of line ministries, international organisations, and relevant sectors.

The Lao PDR joined the Convention on the Rights of the Child of the Untied Nations in 1991 and its Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC) in 2006 along withOptional Protocol on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC). Through implementing the documents, Laos has made progress in raising awareness of child affairs and child protection in the country with a number of achievements recorded in various areas, said Vice Presidentof the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children Bandith Pathoumvanh.

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Source: Lao News Agency