Nicola Sturgeon delivers speech on child poverty in China
Date: 24th April 2018
Category: Child poverty
During her visit to China this month, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke to policy makers and academics about children's rights, child poverty and the recent Cabinet Meeting that was held with representatives from the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children's Parliament.
The speech was made during a UNICEF hosted-event at the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The First Minister spoke specifically about children's rights and equity and stressed that tackling child poverty on a global scale is both a moral obligation and an economic necessity. She also spoke of the recently passed Child Poverty Act in Scotland and the review of the Care System.
As well as discussing Scotland's progress in tackling child poverty, the First Minister also highlighted other examples of good practice in children's rights in Scotland, such as the recent Cabinet meeting that was held with representatives from the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children's Parliament. She also reaffirmed Scotland's commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and applauded China's President Xi on pledging to eliminate absolute poverty by 2020.