At the state level, Putin announced Russia’s Decade of childhood

© Fotolia / santypanРебенок in kindergarten. Archival photoAt the state level, Putin announced Russia’s Decade of childhood© Fotolia / santypan

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which 2018-2027 years will be in Russia in a Decade childhood.

«To improve state policy in the sphere of childhood protection, taking into account the results achieved during the implementation of the National strategy of actions in interests of children for 2012-2017 years, I decree: to declare 2018-2027 years in the Russian Federation’s first Decade of childhood,» reads the document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The President instructed the government within three months to approve the plan of main measures until 2020.

Protection of children is relevant in the world

Press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the decree, said that the theme of child protection is relevant not only for Russia but for the whole world.

«You know that all levels of government a great deal of attention paid to these issues — protection of maternity and childhood, and so forth,» — said Peskov told reporters.

«A huge responsibility»

On the Decade of childhood was discussed at meeting of coordination Council under the President on the implementation of the National strategy of actions in interests of children on 2012 — 2017 years. According to Vice-Premier Olga Golodets, the new program is a huge liability for the government.

«I think it’s a huge responsibility for all of us — to mobilize forces and resources of the state to efficiently provide health, education and successful development of each child living in our country,» — said the official.

According to Golodets, the priority of the state will give the school and the nursery provision.

«Projects that have already begun, it is the provision of school places is an absolute priority. In the next decade, of course, we must aim at the solution of questions of the nursery ensure that children under the age of three years, the next topic is all the questions of support of motherhood and childhood, the demographics will be relevant for us», — said Deputy Prime Minister told reporters.

«We will work with experts. I think this program is worthy of our state and our children,» she added.

During the meeting, the Minister of education and science Olga Vasilieva told about the problems faced by young families.

According to the head of the Ministry of education, the national strategy for children allowed us to make measures to support families in a more systematic, however, to completely solve the problem of poverty have not yet succeeded.

«The birth of the second child still casts a large part of young families in a difficult situation,» — said Vasilyev.

The Ombudsman will prepare their proposals

To develop the programme of the decade of childhood connect and the office of the Commissioner for children’s rights.

«Our side will definitely be the preparation of proposals», — told RIA Novosti the children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova.

According to her, most importantly the presidential decree is that the document defines a vector of development.

«I would like to note that neither the document itself does not define the essence of the effectiveness. He says that it is a priority, this is important. But now it is very important to understand what will fill this document, what real programs and proposals it will be completed and implemented. Even every Federal law always stands by the people,» — said human rights activist.

«A lot of problems»

For the first time the initiative on the Decade of childhood was expressed in July of last year, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

Speaking at the first meeting of the Council for strategic development and projects, she proposed to add projects supporting children a priority for the country.

«Maybe the experience of the United Nations to declare, I don’t know, «the Decade of childhood» — I conditionally call in order to focus on this topic. There are still many problems, ranging from disability children will not list» — said the Senator.

In November Matvienko has clarified its proposals.

«We managed to achieve serious progress in addressing key problems in this area. Absolutely convinced that the national strategy needs to continue to live in an updated form», — said the speaker of the Federation Council.

At the state level, Putin announced Russia’s Decade of childhood© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in photolanguage proposed to abandon the rectangular classes in Russian scolope to her, this project should respond to the new challenges appearing in the process of development of society.

«When the state around the idea of rallying people caring, energetic and professional, when you combine the efforts of Federal, regional and local authorities, entrepreneurs and public organizations can achieve concrete results for children,» — said Matvienko, citing as an example the experience of the implementation of the National strategy of actions in interests of children for 2012-2017.