SL prepares for National Plan of Action for children
[January 29, 2004 - 8.00 GMT]

The idea of a National Plan of Action for Children was mooted in May 2002 by the UN General Assembly. World Leaders there committed themselves to a series of goals to improve the situation of children and young people. President Kumaratunga was among the 70 leaders who gathered in New York at this UN Special Session on Children.

The Ministry of Policy Development and Implementation, and UNICEF have now completed provincial consultations in preparation for Sri Lanka’s Plan of Action for Children 2004-2008. The Plan of Action sets out how Sri Lanka through local and external resources should invest in its younger generation.

Education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, prevention of child labour, child protection and juvenile justice are areas to be covered by this Plan of Action.

The goals set globally at the UN special session towards creating a World Fit for Children were Promoting Healthy Lives, Providing Quality Education, Protection against Abuse, Exploitation and Violence and Combating HIV/AIDS.

The National Plan will be finalized and launched in the first quarter of this year.






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Last Updated Date: January 29, 2004  -8.00 GMT.


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