Message in Conjunction with Universal Children’s Day 2019

Message in Conjunction with Universal Children's Day 2019

Brunei Darussalam continues to be active in ensuring that children's well-being remains safe and protected as well as receiving their rights. This was underscored by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in a message in conjunction with Universal Children's Day 2019.

Various initiatives by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports have been realised this year, among them updating the licence issuance process for childcare centres on the 1st of August 2019; launching of the National Food and Physical Activity Guidelines for Child Care centres in Brunei Darussalam on 24th August 2019 with the cooperation of the Ministry of Health and the launch of Talian Anak Negara Aset Kitani (A.N.A.K.) 121 on 1st of October 2019 with the cooperation of Telekom Brunei Berhad.

Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin also said that it cannot be denied that 2013 to 2018 recorded a 40 percent percent of cases of children requiring protection in the country, and urged all parties to work together in further expanding the platform for the society to lodge their complaints, and also further strengthen the monitoring system so that interventions and even assistance can be given as soon as possible in line with this year's theme, 'For Every Child, Every Right'.

In this regard, towards further raising society's awareness on the matter, government agencies in cooperation with non-government bodies will hold a number of events in conjunction with Universal Children's Day 2019 this Sunday at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien in the capital. The event is to promote children's rights and to together celebrate and provide joy to 100 children from less fortunate families. Various interactive activities will be held to attract the interest of the public especially children.

Source: Radio Television Brunei