The Cambodian government marked the anniversary of global children’s rights protections, with a UNICEF representative pointing out that childhood stunting and access to education are still serious concerns when it comes to safeguarding Cambodian children.
November 20 marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the World Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. The government held an event to commemorate the occasion, with 300 children and rights groups in attendance.
Cristian Mundaute, country representative for UNICEF, said Cambodian children are growing up in improving conditions, but that early childhood nutrition and stunting remain big issues for the government.
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