PANO –The United Nations in Vietnam, in coordination with the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, held a ceremony to summarise the joint programme of gender-equality in Vietnam.
Present at the ceremony was Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hoa, Permanent Deputy-Minister of the Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Welfare
Addressing at the ceremony, the Permanent Deputy-Minister said that the program improved the government officers’ knowledge of gender equal law, family violence protection, including implementing, supervising, and reporting the laws.
The joint program also enhanced the officers’ ability of bringing gender issue into programs, and education, health, labour, employment, information, communication politics, as well as figure collection.
Although Vietnam has a framework of law and politics to strengthen genderequality, the country still has to put more efforts into reinforcing the politics and programs of gender equal in provinces and cities, Mr. Bruce Campbell, the UN Permanent Coordinator Representative emphasised.
The program was launched in April, 2009 and finished on March 30th, 2012 with the general budget of more USD4.68million, including USD4.5million of the Spanish government’s UN's Millennium Development Goals Fund.
Translated by Si Linh