At the workshop (Source: http://cand.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Establishing social organisations is a significant stride in the management of social affairs, heard a workshop in Hanoi on August 22.

The annual workshop was organised by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), Non-Governmental Organisation Information Centre, the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and the Institute for Development and Community Health – LIGHT.

Currently, the VUSTA has more than 900 science and technology organisations operating in various spheres. 

The organisations have engaged in poverty reduction, community development and environmental protection activities well as climate change adaptation, public healthcare improvement and HIV-AIDS prevention, along with promoting gender equality and supporting vulnerable groups.

Participants pointed to difficulties, including shortcomings in legal frameworks and a lack of financial resources.

They called on State agencies to refine policies to develop social organisations while creating a legal framework, encouraging healthy competition and improving their operational capacity.-VNA