HA NOI (VNS)— People with disabilities nation-wide are expected to receive better access to health and education, employment and protection towards 2015.
To this end, an initiative was jointly launched yesterday by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations.
The US$350,000 initiative will help disabled people's organisations engage actively with the Government in the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
It will also help address disability issues more effectively in different UN programmes and projects in Viet Nam.
The ministry said the country now has about 6.7 million disabled people. — VNS