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NA Vice Chairwoman receives UNICEF award

Update: February, 28/2014 - 08:31

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has been given a humanitarian award from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in recognition of her efforts to reduce child mortality in Viet Nam.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Dan

HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has been given a humanitarian award from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in recognition of her efforts to reduce child mortality in Viet Nam.

UNICEF's Chief Representative in Viet Nam Lotta Sylwander presented the award to the NA leader at a ceremony held in Ha Noi yesterday.

Speaking highly of the assistance given by UNICEF to improve child care and protection in Viet Nam, Ngan said she hoped the fund would continue its important role in coordinating with other UN organisations to support Viet Nam's younger generations.

She stressed Viet Nam valued caring for and protecting children and that it was an important cornerstone of the country's policy platform.

Sylwander praised the NA Vice Chairwoman for her contributions to promoting the enforcement of child rights, expressing her hope that Ngan would continue her work in the field.

Viet Nam has made significant progress in ensuring the rights of children. Most notably, the country's child mortality rate dropped to 16 per cent in 2010 from 36.7 percent a decade earlier. — VNS

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