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Meeting marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm




Meeting marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities


QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

A meeting to mark the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (December 3) was held in Hanoi on November 27 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).


In response to this year’s theme “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and Beyond”, the MOLISA has worked with relevant organisations to hold many activities, such as issuing guidance for implementing the Law on Persons with Disabilities and organising a “Persons with Disabilities and Jobs” contest and seminar to share experiences in the labour market.


After the meeting, there was a fair to introduce products made by persons with disabilities and to announce the winners of the “persons with disabilities and jobs” contest as well as cultural and sporting activities for disabled people.


A job bazaar was also held to provide opportunities for disabled people to look for employment.


An exchange called “Disabilities and Development” will take place at the Hanoi Children’s Cultural Palace in the evening of November 27 to honour businesses that have helped persons with disabilities overcome difficulties in recent times.


On the occasion, the US based NGO, LDSC presented 15 wheelchairs to Vietnamese disabled people.


There are around 600 million persons with disabilities in the world, including 400 million people in 63 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. Vietnam has around 5.3 million persons with disabilities, accounting for 6.34 percent of its population.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

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