National Council for Child Rights Protection was established by Government Decision No. 1001 of 30.09.2005, and reactivated in 2010. The Council is a government body whose mission is to ensure the development and implementation of policies to protect the rights of children and women.
Currently, several ministries share responsibility on child rights protection, such as the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Ministry of Internal Affairs and others.
The Council consists of representatives of the central authorities aбinternational organizations and national NGOs working in the field. The Council's work is carried out under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Moldovan Constitution, the Law on the Rights of the Child and other normative acts in the field.
Based on the Regulation of activity of the National Council for Child Rights Protection (Government Decision No.409 of 09.04.98), the Council has the following objectives: a) to ensure compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, other relevant international documents to which Moldova is a party and national legislation on child and family protection;
b) to identify priority directions of intervention in the field of child and family protection;
c) to promote national policies on child and family protection;
d) to coordinate the development of strategies and government programs on child and family protection;
e) to strengthen social partnership in the field of child and family protection.
The implementation of child protection policies requires greater involvement of the National Council for Child Rights Protection, which provides cross-sectoral collaboration and interaction between governmental structures and non government organizations in the field, which are also an important resource for the development of the child protection system.
Over the years, the National Council for Child Rights Protection has demonstrated viability, coordinated the preparation of the policydocuments, becoming a platform for discussion between government structures and non-government organizations on child issues, reinforcing professional partnerships.