Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on local authorities, parents and the public to join hands in protecting children in order to eliminate all forms of child labour.
Mr Hun Sen’s appeal was made in conjunction with the celebration of the International Children’s Day on Saturday, under the theme of ‘Promoting child’s rights by eliminating all forms of child abuse’.
Mr Hun Sen said that over the past five years, about 30,000 children were rescued from the worst forms of child labour, and about 180,000 children were prevented from being abused in child labour and are receiving skills training.
“All stations of state and private radios, televisions, and other social media, please continue to broadcast the need for children protection from violence and child labour, especially strengthening the quality of educational programs for children in order to prevent children from becoming victims”, Mr Hun Sen said.
He said that the celebration was reflective of the government’s commitment to promote the implementation of child rights.