Cambodia National Council for Children

1 June 2017

1 June 2017

 Her Excellency Men Sam An participated in the 68th Anniversary of the 1st June International Children’s Day and 16th Anniversary of the 12th June World Day against Child Labour and Cambodian Children’s Day 2017

On the 08th of June 2017, CNCC in collaboration with relevant ministries, institutions, NGOs, private sectors and development partners has organized the 68th Anniversary of the 1st June International Children’s Day under theme “Promoting Child Participation for Social Development” and 16th Anniversary of the 12th June World Day against Child Labour under theme In Conflicts and Disasters, Protect Children from Child Labour and the Cambodian Children’s Day 2017 at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Hall which presided over by Her Excellency Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection, High Representative of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the national and international distinguished guests and teachers in particular the students and children who are studying in state schools and private schools, who are living in state orphanages and NGO-run orphanages and in communities in total of 3400 people were also invited to participate in the event.

She said that every year in many countries worldwide as well in Cambodia, the 1st June International Children’s Day has been celebrated to push for implementing the children’s rights, preventing violence against children and also to recall the cruelty of fascist Hitler who killed women and children in Lidice village of Czech and Oradour-sur-Glane of France during the years of 1942-1945 of World War II.

She further continued that the policies of the government have promoted and protected the four basic rights of the child such as the rights of survival, development, protection and participation. Currently, under the leadership of the RGC who led by Samdech Techo HUN SEN, the economic growth of Cambodia has increased with stability in average of 7% per year, the poverty rate was reduced from 39% in 1993 to around 14% in 2014. The areas of Infrastructure, transportation, irrigation, agriculture, industry, tourism, construction and energy and other areas have significantly grown to create new jobs and make the country passing from low-income country to the lower-middle income country. These show that the livelihood of the people are improved and child welfare in Cambodia gradually developed. 


Meanwhile, she emphasized that the RGC has developed the policies, national action plans related to children and created many mechanisms at national and sub-national levels in order to facilitate, monitor and evaluate the progresses and challenges of child situation with effectiveness in Cambodia. The key national policies consist of:

1.      Rectangular Strategy Phase III of the government of 5th legislature focuses on the guarantee of the development, provision of decent works, equity and effectiveness by recognized that children are the backbone of human capital and national economy.

2.    National Strategic Development Plan 2014-2018 and Cambodia Millennium Development Goals, which are the key strategic frameworks, determined clearly about the expected output and indicators for children.

3.    National Social Protection Strategy for the Poor and Vulnerable (2011) stipulated the regulation and support for children and youth in particular those who vulnerable resulting from child labour, child trafficking, migration, children in conflict with the laws, street children, indigenous children, orphaned and children living with HIV-AIDS. 

4.    The Village-Commune Safety Policy was adopted in May 2010 to ensure that all villages, communes/Sangkat are safe; no thief and rubbery; no producing, distributing and usage of all illicit drugs, no activity of vice, no sexual trafficking of women and children and violence, no gambling, no illegal use of weapon, and any other illegal activities.

5.    The Action Plans or Sectoral Strategic Plans such as education, health, social, labour and vocational training related children developed by relevant ministries and institutions.

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