22/06/2016 15:27 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam observes UN convention on rights of the disabled

Hanoi, June 22 (VNA) – The Prime Minister has recently approved a plan on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of efforts to fulfil the country’s obligations as a convention member.

Following the plan, ministries and sectors will focus on popularising policies on support for people with disabilities and their rights and responsibilities to the community, while amending and issuing legal documents to help those people in health care, education and vocational training.

More efforts will be made to help persons with disabilities gain access to high-quality medical services, and implement measures to early detect disabilities in unborn babies and under-6 children.

Meanwhile, people with disabilities will be supported to participate in vocational training programmes that are suitable for them.

According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam has around 7.2 million people with disabilities.

The country is doing its best to implement laws and policies to support people with disabilities in healthcare, inclusive and equitable education, employment, accessibility to public services, legal services, cultural and sport activities.
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