THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 19/2004/QD-TTg
Hanoi, February 12, 2004
 
DECISION
RATIFYING THE 2004-2010 PROGRAM ON PREVENTION OF, AND SOLUTION TO, THE SITUATION OF STREET CHILDREN, SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN AND CHILDREN SUBJECTED TO HEAVY LABOR OR WORKING UNDER NOXIOUS AND HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the August 12, 1991 Law on Child Protection, Care and Education;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 23/2001/QD-TTg of February 26, 2001 ratifying the national program of action for Vietnamese children in the 2001-2010 period;
At the proposal of the Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Population, Families and Children,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To ratify the 2004-2010 Program on prevention of, and solution to, the situation of street children, sexually abused children and children subjected to heavy labor or working under noxious and hazardous conditions with the following principal contents:

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1. Overall objectives: To raise the awareness and promote actions of the entire society for the work of child protection; to prevent, gradually reduce and proceed to substantially reduce by the year 2010 the number of street children, sexually abused children and children subjected to heavy labor or working under noxious and hazardous conditions, and create conditions for those children to be protected, cared for, educated and to develop allsidedly and enjoy an ever better life.
2. Specific objectives:
- To prevent the delinquency situation of children and support street children, with a view to reducing by 90% the number of those children by the year 2010, of whom 70% shall be rendered support to integrate themselves with their families.
- To prevent, gradually reduce and proceed to substantially reduce by the year 2010 the number of sexually abused children.
- To prevent and solve the situation that children have to do heavy jobs or work under noxious and hazardous conditions in order to reduce by 90% of the number of those children by the year 2010.
 

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