New initiative to help people with disabilities claim their rights
Ha Noi - People of all ages living with disabilities in Viet Nam will enjoy better access to health and education, employment and protection services by 2015 as a result of a high-profile initiative launched by the UN on October 7. It is launched in partnership with disabled people’s organizations and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Need for mechanisms to claim rights
People living with disabilities, up to 15.3 percent of Viet Nam’s population, are some of the most vulnerable members of society and often face discrimination on a daily basis, with limited access to basic health care, education and other public services.
With low levels of education and training, few people living with disabilities have stable jobs or regular incomes. The vast majority of people living with disabilities – up to 80 percent, depend on their families, relatives and social allowances to survive.
While Viet Nam was one of the first signatories to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is actively considering ratification of the Convention, the country still lacks adequate mechanisms to fully respond to protecting and allowing people with disabilities to claim their rights.
Include people with disabilities in every decision-making step
With financial support from the UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of People with Disabilities Fund, the UN’s US$350,000 initiative will help disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) engage actively with Government in the effective implementation of the Convention. The project will also help address disability issues more effectively in different UN programmes and projects in Viet Nam.
The joint ILO, UNDP and UNICEF initiative will help include people with disabilities in all decision-making steps through strengthening the capacities and role of DPOs in the advocacy, development, implementation and monitoring of legal frameworks and policies.
The three UN agencies will implement the project in partnership with Viet Nam Federation on Disability, the Action Community Development Centre, the Disability Resources and Development, and Ha Noi Association of Persons with Disability and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
- At approximately 0900 this morning we posted this and it magically disappeared from Facebook --- If you think communications in #SouthAfrica are not already being maliciously tampered with by #Zuma - think again. A perfect case in point is the fact that this evening the Daily Maverick website "crashed" after it broke the news earlier today that #PravinGordhan has been summoned by the #Hawks as part of a malicious witch hunt by the #Zuptas to try get #Gordhan out the way so that they can push through corrupt #SAA , #Eskom , #Uranium & #Nuclear deals which will further plunder & #rape the economy Anyway - back to our post from this morning which "magically" disappeared.... The video below is a reminder to the #ANC #NEC as to WHY the lost #CapeTown #Tshwane & #Johannesburg metros in the recent elections....Watch and realize that "we the people" are sick & tired of theft, corruption & apartheid style governance - The #ANC must not cry when it is dead ---- we warned you - #ZumaMustFall #Rand #ZAR #PortElizabeth #HumanRightsViolations #MediaBlackout Facebook Mark Zucke͏rbe͏rg United Nations Human Rights Campaign Security Alec Economic Freedom Fighters Democratic Alliance 52 minutes ago
- Human capital – the largest, most-important asset – is the ability and productivity of people. In comparison, other forms of capital depemd on it, like financial capital, social capital, and civil society. There are only three ways for a country to build human capital: increase knowledge and skills, improve the quality and length of life (so people are more productive), or import people with specific abilities. This weekend we release a significant portion of our work to benefit #SDGs. Our work includes new, cheaper, more accurate tools for the #UN as counter-measures against our global challenges. United Nations Foundation United Nations United Nations Human Rights 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Development Policy and Analysis Division of UN-DESA UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service NGLS World Federation of United Nations Associations United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations DESA Division for Social Policy and Development - DSPD Carlson Imperatives, NGO JB Carlson #JBCarlson #CarlsonImperatives www.jbcarlson.com about an hour ago
- "See more posts on"Facebook