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Vietnam issues new national strategy on gender equality for the 2021 - 2030 period

Vietnam issues new national strategy on gender equality for the 2021 - 2030 period

08/03/2021
 Vietnam expects to see women holding key leadership positions in 60 percent of state management agencies and local administrations at all levels by 2025 and 75 percent by 2030. The target was set forth in the National Strategy on Gender Equality for the 2021- 2030 period recently adopted by the Government. The Strategy aims at continuously narrowing the gender gap, creating the condition, oppotunity for women and men to participate and enjoy equally in the fields of social lifes and contribute to the national sustainable development.
Vietnam achieves poverty reduction goals

Vietnam achieves poverty reduction goals

01/02/2021
 Vietnam has gained impressive achievements in poverty reduction in recent years under the leadership of the Party and the Government, but more will be done to ensure these efforts leave sustainable impacts.
Viet Nam’s child labour rate lower than region’s average by 2 percentage points

Viet Nam’s child labour rate lower than region’s average by 2 percentage points

21/12/2020
 Latest survey undertaken in 2018 finds more than 1.7 million children participating in economic activities across Viet Nam, among whom more than 1 million are engaged in child labour. Viet Nam’s second National Child Labour Survey  launched  on 18 December identifies an estimated 5.3 per cent of the 5-17 year olds engaged in child labour. This accounts for more than 1 million children. Conducted by the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in coordination with the General Statistics Office with technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the rate of child labour in Viet Nam is approximately 2 percentage points lower than the regional average for Asia and the Pacific.
The Prime Minister: Support policies needed to sustain poverty alleviation

The Prime Minister: Support policies needed to sustain poverty alleviation

14/12/2020
 Policies to support the impoverished, particularly children, the elderly and ethnic minority people, should be completed to ensure that no one is left behind, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
Caring for and ensuring the rights of people with disabilities

Caring for and ensuring the rights of people with disabilities

07/12/2020
 According to a report released by UNICEF in 2016, Vietnam had 6.2 million people with disabilities, accounting for 7% of total population.  
Enhancing the cooperation towards preventing school and online bullying in ASEAN

Enhancing the cooperation towards preventing school and online bullying in ASEAN

27/11/2020
 A meeting on bullying at school and online in ASEAN was held on November 26 by the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the ASEAN Secretariat, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Attending the conference were Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha; Mr. Marcoluigi Corsi, Deputy Director of UNICEF office of Easten Asia - Pacific region, representatives from the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), ASEAN specialist bodies working in education, health, information and communications, the ASEAN Secretariat, the UNICEF office in Vietnam, international organisations, and ASEAN partners...
Expanding Pilot of non-cash payment for social protection policies

Expanding Pilot of non-cash payment for social protection policies

26/11/2020
On November 25th, the Ministry of Labour -Invalids and Social Affairs cooperated with the World Bank to organize the seminar on "Pilot of non-cash payment for social protection policies". Participants of this seminar included Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung, leaders of Social Protection Department, Vietnam Post Corporation (Vietnam Post), World Bank and representatives of ministries, branches, departments, central and local agencies.
Cooperation agreement on child protection signed

Cooperation agreement on child protection signed

25/11/2020
To enhance the cooperation in direction, implementation the measures of child protection and child abusement combat, on November 24, in Hanoi, a cooperation agreement on child protection was signed between the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam Post. Attending the event were Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Nguyen Thi Ha; Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Pham Anh Tuan; representatives from Goverment Office, Department of Child Affairs, MOLISA and Vietnam Post.