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Vietnam attends online ASEAN Ministerial Meetings on Social Welfare and Development
10:02 AM 2023-05-26
(LĐXH)- Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung attended the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (11th AMMSWD) which was held via video teleconference on May 25.
Vietnamese delegation attends AMMSWD-11
Speaking at the opening of the Conference, AMMSWD-11 President, Ms. H.E Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri said: The theme of AMMSWD-11 will once again affirm ASEAN as an inclusive community, jointly promoting and development in many areas, especially will always protect women's rights and create conditions for women's life development in the region.
Delegates shared views, which emphasized national priorities on strengthening gender mainstreaming, promoting gender equality and social security and protecting the rights of vulnerable groups.
The meeting also focused on reviewing the implementation of activities under the ASEAN Work Plan on Social Welfare and Development for the period 2021-2025 and reviewing the implementation status of related documents and statements.
Speaking to the Conference, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung highly appreciated and supported the theme of the Conference. Along with regional efforts, Vietnam has realized its commitments by ensuring many policies for women and achieved many results in practice.
With a female workforce of 23.5 million, accounting for 46.5% of the country's workforce, Vietnam has always been committed to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment, especially in labour and employment sectors.
Regarding social security in general, the Deputy Minister said that Vietnam aims to ensure social security as one of the key contents of the country's development strategy. Simultaneously, step by step perfect the legal framework to ensure the rights and interests of target groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities and children with respect to basic social services.
The theme "Accelerating the Implementation of Aseam Commitments for Gender Equality through Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion" was chosen in the 11th AMMSWD to recognise the importance of leaving no one behind in the process of building a more inclusive and resilient post-pandemic world.
This theme envisages ASEAN as an inclusive community that promotes high quality of life with equitable access to opportunities for all, and promotes and protects the rights of women and community at large.
The forum brings together government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to collaborate and share experiences on accelerating ASEAN's collective actions, particularly in advancing gender equality and social inclusion in social welfare and development./.
By Hong Minh