On 29 September, the 3rd National Congress elected 58 delegates to the Executive Committee for the 2023–2028 term. Among them, Ms. Dang Huynh Mai was re-elected chairperson.
At the Congress, Ms. Dang Huynh Mai said that the Association continues to promote its strengths and overcome the shortcomings and limitations of the previous term.
In addition, the Vietnam Association of People with Disabilities will actively participate in commenting on, developing, amending, supplementing, criticizing, inspecting, supervising and promoting the implementation of policies and laws.
And Mr. Pham Tat Thang – Deputy Head of the Standing Committee of the Central Mass Mobilization Committee – said that the Party and the State always pay attention to, formulate and implement policies to better protect people in difficult situations. People. Those with disability. This is a strong political commitment of the Party and the State towards the more than 7.2 million disabled people in Vietnam.
According to Mr. Thang, the Union’s activities in recent times have made positive contributions to the Party’s large-scale solidarity work and the building of great national unity, strengthening people’s confidence in the Party and governance.
In addition to the results achieved, the deputy head of the Standing Committee of the Central Mass Mobilization Committee urged the Association to strengthen the promotion of Party and state policies on people with disabilities to enhance social responsibility and support people with disabilities.
At the same time, the agency promotes its role as a social critic, promptly identifying and advising the Party and the State on how to improve policies for people with disabilities in particular and society in general.
Mr Thang also proposed that relevant agencies have a mechanism for associations to promote their role in advocating and mobilizing domestic and foreign resources to support people with disabilities.
“People with disabilities do not need pity, they do not need assistance, but they need care, support and mechanisms to integrate into society, develop themselves, take control of their lives and contribute positively to the community and society. Needed.” – he expressed.
Ms. Christine Katin – Representative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam – assessed that the Vietnam Association of People with Disabilities has played an important role in representing and supporting people with disabilities to integrate into life. Live without discrimination.
On the sidelines of the Congress, Ms. Christine Katin said that following US President Joe Biden’s visit to Vietnam and the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership, the agency is committed to continuing cooperation in resolving war legacies. Disability.
“USAID reaffirms its continued commitment to assisting and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Vietnam,” he said.
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