prepares for National Plan of Action for children
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
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
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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Date: January 29, 2004 -8.00