return icon

Rights for disabled high on VN agenda

 VietNamNet Bridge – The protection of the rights of people with disabilities was high on Viet Nam's agenda, said Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations

VietNamNet Bridge – The protection of the rights of people with disabilities was high on Viet Nam's agenda, said Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations (UN)


Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga. — Photo VNA


"We have put in place legal, regulatory and policy frameworks to this end," she said at the eighth Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that opened on Tuesday in New York.

Nga said the National Project to Support People with Disabilities sets specific targets including healthcare, education, employment, accessibility to public services, legal services, cultural and sport activities.

Viet Nam was also working to improve data and statistics on disabilities and address the vulnerability of those with them, especially in disaster-related conditions, she added.

"One important philosophy guiding our efforts is the recognition that people may have disabilities, but they are not disabled", she said, adding that "What is important therefore is how to enable them, by providing access to education, vocational training and employment, to credit and business opportunities".

This was a sustainable way of support for people with disabilities to ensure their full and equal participation and help them escape poverty, Nga said.

She also thanked UN agencies, development partners and organisations and individuals for their support for people with disabilities in Viet Nam.

The conference, which was attended by more than 600 delegates from member countries and relevant organisations, will end today.

The conference agenda includes round table talks about poverty reduction and hunger eradication, and inequality; improving disability data and statistics and creating access to education for women and children with disabilities.

Source: VNS



Two more national parks nominated ASEAN heritage ones

Coc Coc browser, search engine recognised national digital platform

Vietnamese-developed Coc Coc browser and search engine is now eligible to become a digital platform serving the people in 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communications announced on October 7.


Vietnamese firms attend M-Tech Osaka 2022 expo

Vietnam Airlines flight makes emergency landing to save German passenger

A Vietnam Airlines flight en route from Germany to Ho Chi Minh City made an emergency landing at Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport of Azerbaijan on late October 6 to save a German passenger with health problem.

SSC warns investors about online securities trading apps

Some businesses have created websites and trading applications, such as Passion Invest, Finhay, Tikop, Infina, Savenow and BUFF, to raise capital under unlicensed business cooperation contracts.

Investors warned of the possibility of corporate bond default

In the financial market, investors need to keep in mind the principle of high risk, high return. Therefore, the higher the bond yield, the greater the probability of default.

PetroVietnam, BSR seek foreign capital for Dung Quat

A delegation of officers from PetroVietnam and Binh Son Oil Refining and Petrochemical JSC has attended a thematic seminar on export funding – TXF Asia 2022 – in Singapore.

Lenders look further afield for recruitment

As digital transformation calls for a different set of skills and knowledge, many financial institutions are turning to the overseas market for recruitment.

Moss-covered houses on Tay Con Linh Mountain

The moss-covered houses of the Dao ethnic people are among the special features of Tay Con Linh Mountain in the northern province of Ha Giang.

PM orders karaoke service licensing be tightened

The prime minister has ordered the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to study and issue more stringent karaoke service licensing regulations.

Six airports proposed for expansion under PPP format

The Ministry of Transport has written to the prime minister proposing upgrading and expanding six airports under the public-private partnership (PPP) format.

VN companies can now compete fairly with cross-border platforms

Cross-border TV OTT platforms will have to have operating licenses and pay tax, and domestic firms will be subjected to looser censorship, thus creating opportunities for domestic firms to compete with foreign ones.

Vietnam ranks 48th in 2022 Global Innovation Index

Vietnam is placed 48th among 132 economies in the Global Innovation Index 2022.

New UNDP Resident Representative pledges support to Vietnam’s development

Ramla Al Khalidi, newly-appointed UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam, has pledged to further support Vietnam’s development, covering climate change response and the settlement of bomb and mine consequences.

VN should not become a place where investors exploit only cheap labor

Vietnam wants foreign investors to come to cooperate and not build closed facilities that are separate oases in the economy, former chair of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc said.