Committee on the Rights of the Child(NCRC)
Children are considered as the future
leaders of the
nation. The government, therefore, is giving a high priority for the interest of
the child for normal children as well as children in needs of special
Myanmar has acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the
Child in 1991 and the Child Law
was enacted in 1993. The National Committee on the Rights of the Child (NCRC) was
formed in October 1993, headed by the Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and
Resettlement Director General
of the Department of Social Welfare is secretary of NCRC. Deputy Ministers and
Directors General from relevent Ministries and Departments and chair persons of
Non-Governmental Organizations are members of NCRC.
In order to carry out, the function of NCRC, the working
committee and sub-committees were also formed. Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and
Resettlement is chairman and Director General of the Department of
Social Welfare is vice chairman of working committee on the Rights of the Child.
Sub Committees were also formed. There are 7 Sub-Committees as follows :-
Subsequently, Committees on the Rights of the Child were
formed state, division, district and township level. At present,16 states and divisions, 63 districts and 262
townships out of 324 township were formed. The first Myanmar National Report on the implementation of
Convention on the Rights of the Child
has been submitted to the UNCRC in 1995. Now NCRC is preparing to submit the
final draft of the second national report of CRC.
The Supreme Court issued notification NO. 25/93 on 29
July,1993 to confer power of a juvenile judge on a Township Judge in areas where
juvenile courts have not been established. Now, two juvenile Courts have been
established in Yangon and Mandalay.
A well wisher donated for National fund for
Child Welfare, Educational assistant fund for
orphans alld Emergency Health Care fund for orphans. The office work and funding
are undertaken by the Department of Social Welfare. The Department of Social
Welfare provided the 14 training for voluntary probation officers to implement of
Child Law and distributed the posters, pamphlets and translated into six
Languages of nationalities collaboration with UNICEF.