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Promotion, protection of women, children a priority for SAARC

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Health Desk-18 June, 2019: Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B Sial on Monday said promotion and protection of women and children of South Asia has been a priority for SAARC, according to a message received, reports BSS.

He made this statement, while delivering his remarks at the opening of the SAARC Technical Consultation on Early Childhood & Women’s Nutrition: Improving the nutrition situation of young children and women in South Asia commenced at the SAARC Secretariat.

“We are committed to ensure that children grow well to be able to make meaningful contribution to the society,” he said.

The outcome document of the 2017 Conference “Call for Action”, containing 10-point recommendations, was adopted by the SAARC Health Ministers in their meeting in Colombo in July 2017.