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Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Vietnam, par. 40 (d) and 38 (c), (d), (e) (2022)

Text of the recommendation

40. Recalling its general comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence, and targets 3.3, 3.7 and 5.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party: (d) Strengthen measures to address the incidence of tobacco, drug and alcohol abuse among children, and to provide children with accurate and objective information on preventing substance abuse, including tobacco and alcohol abuse.

38. The Committee recommends that the State party: (c) Strengthen coordination across relevant ministries to address child malnutrition, stunting and obesity, and raise public awareness on these issues; (d) Promote breastfeeding and monitor the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; (e) Strengthen measures to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, combat the stigmatization of children with HIV/AIDS and enable children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS to remain in their family environments.


Comittee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Viet Nam, CRC/C/VNM/CO/5-6 (2022). Par. 40 (d), 38 (c), (d), (e). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhst%2F9PBefxPb2bhmNGPOCsAhtwxQJNisnU9iAOKlSJZ5ci0QcrYzkZjjtFT0VmtQ%2FUZNIhy8xVtyse5bxC%2B%2FdF%2FxQQAtblaY%2Bkq9WuxkUSO6j