June 6, 2012, in Hanoi, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), World
Vision in Vietnam and AusAID joined to organize the signing ceremony for
implementing “Childhood” project.
Attending the event were Deputy General Director of VNAT Nguyen Manh Cuong,
Chief representative of World Vision in Vietnam Eward Danielraj Selvanayagam,
coordinator of Childhood project, representatives of VNAT’s departments and
In recent years, Vietnam tourism industry has rapid growth in both quantity and
quality. However, in order to improve tourism quality ensuring sustainability,
VNAT always cares for social issues which are considered as indispensable
content in tourism development policy. Vietnam has already had legislative
policies on the protection and care of children. Social - economic issues
related to children are always of interest in Vietnam, especially the problem of
child sexual abuse in tourism activities. The Vietnam Government has paid great
attention and reserve a large amount in national budget, and in deal with the
issue in addition to support of other nationals and international organizations.
In 2000, thanks to the help of the Australian AID, VNAT has implemented
activities to prevent sexual abuse of children in tourist destinations.
World Vision in Vietnam is a humanitarian organization, operating through relief
programs and improving quality of community life, especially the child-support,
poor and needed people.
The signing ceremony of the Child hood project period 2012-2014 shows
significant important efforts of the tourism industry in the protection of
children from the negative impacts arising in tourism activities.
Translated by Hong Thanh (TITC)