Vietnam promotes rights of people with disabilities
Updated : Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:29 PM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamregards equality and non-discrimination as the fundamental principles ofensuring the rights of all people, including those with disabilities.

Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United
Nations - Photo: VNA

Ambassador Nguyen PhuongNga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), made thestatement at the 11th session of the Conference of State Parties to theConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York on June13.

She highlighted Vietnam’sefforts in promoting the participation of people with disabilities in society,including the establishment of independent living support centres for peoplewith disabilities and incentives encouraging organisations to provide financialand technical support for vocational training, education and job generation fordisabled people.

She welcomed the theme ofthis year’s session, “Leaving no one behind through the full implementation ofthe CRPD”.

The topic illustrates theclose relations between the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and the CRPD,looking toward building a better future for all people, she added.

The CRPD is one of the mostwidely-ratified international human rights treaties with 177 ratificationssince its adoption in 2006. The convention protects the rights of some 1.5billion people worldwide.

The 11th session,which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from June12-14, featured themes such as national fiscal space, public-private partnershipsand international cooperation for strengthening the implementation of the CRPD,women and girls with disabilities and political participation and equalrecognition before the law.

Nine new members of the CRPDfor 2019-2022 were elected at the event including Lithuania, Nigeria,Australia, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, Ghana, Indonesia, Brazil andMexico.


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