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Panama calls on world govts to safeguard child rights

Press Trust of India  |  Amman 

today called on world governments, and the private sector to work together to implement public policies to eradicate and migration, scourges that violate the rights of children.

Speaking at the 'Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018' here, he hoped will become the first Latin American country to completely eradicate

The said that has made serious commitment to children, and that work is being done to ensure that they have full access to health, education and a safe environment throughout their childhood.

"We are pleased that, through a collaborative effort of different sectors of our society, we have been able to reduce the rate of to historic levels, in 2016 it was only 2.5 per cent, the lowest in and the Caribbean," he said.

He also lauded for its commitment towards protecting Syrian refugees, most of which are children.

"The hard work the Kingdom is making, with its own resources and with the help of the international community, is worthy of praise," he said, adding "more international resources are needed in and the region for humanitarian aid and to offer hope to the victims of war."

The second edition of the two-day summit, established by Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, is being held at the Convention Centre on the historic banks of the in

of Panama said the entire world needs to realise that they are one. "If somebody needs help, we must help them. This very feeling is required to the refugees and ease their pain," she said.

According to estimates by the UN, more than 5.6 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees and half of the people affected are children due to the ongoing conflict in the Arab country.

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First Published: Tue, March 27 2018. 16:35 IST