Ceremony marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, 2019-12-04 17:00:45
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Politburo member Truong Thi Mai speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – The National Committee on Persons with Disabilities and the Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on December 3 to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).

Speaking at the event, Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC's Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai affirmed that the Party and State give priority to policies and laws to ensure the rights of the disabled and promote their involvement in socio-economic development.

Over the past time, Vietnam has issued many policies and action programmes to improve the living standards for this group, she said, adding that people with disabilities have been provided with social allowances, housing, education, health care, vocational training, employment and preferential loans.

The meeting offers a chance for State agencies, organisations and individuals to accompany people with disabilities, sharing love and responsibility with them, she noted.