Nov 20, 2017 Business & Finance Comments Off on Protection of children’s rights a top government priority: Tsai
President Tsai Ing-wen says the protection of children's rights is a top government priority. She was speaking on Monday at a meeting to review the government's implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Tsai said that although Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, the international human rights treaty signed by 140 signatories in 1989 was written into law in 2014.
To demonstrate Taiwan's determination to protect children's rights, Tsai said the government has taken the initiative to review implementation of the law.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child was written into law when former President Ma Ying-jeou was in office. After the transfer of power, the [DPP] government has continued to push for [protections] and has published the first national report on the implementation of the [treaty]. Those [steps] indicate that children's business is everyone's business. Taiwanese society has placed a great emphasis on protecting children's rights. It's an important an issue, which the ruling and opposition parties cannot neglect. The government will continue carrying out the [spirit] of the convention to uphold the dignity and the rights of children, said Tsai.
The health ministry has invited five international experts on children's rights to review Taiwan's implementation of the law.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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