The Parliamentary Forum on Children was constituted on 2 March 2006 by the then Speaker, Lok Sabha, in consultation with the Chairman, Rajya Sabha.
The functions of the Forum are:
- To further enhance awareness and attention of Parliamentarians towards critical issues affecting children’s well being so that they may provide due Leadership to ensure their rightful place in the development process
- To provide a platform to Parliamentarians to exchange ideas, views, experiences, expert practices in relation to children, in a structured manner, through Workshops, Seminars, Orientation Programmes, etc.
- To provide Parliamentarians an interface with civil society for highlighting children’s issues, including, inter-alia, the Voluntary sector, media and corporate sector, and thereby to foster effective strategic partnerships in this regard; to enable Parliamentarians to interact, in an institutionalized manner with specialized UN Agencies like UNICEF and other comparable multilateral Agencies on expert reports, studies, news and trend-analyses, etc., world-wide, which are germane to developments in the sector.
- To undertake any other tasks, projects, assignments, etc. as the Forum may deem fit.