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Conference calls for child injury prevention

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 3 to deploy the 2009-2010 child injury prevention plans for 32 southern and central localities.
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Vietnam likely to reach poverty reduction target by 2010

Despite worries over the increase in the consumer price index (CPI) and the impacts of the global economic crisis, it is believed that Vietnam will reach its target of reducing the poverty rate to 10-11 percent by 2010.

Representatives from the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and UNDP revealed this at a meeting to release a mid-term review of the National Targeted Programme for Poverty Reduction between 2006 and 2010 on Oct. 2.

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Full moon festival brings joy to disadvantaged children

The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper on Sept. 28 presented 3,000 gifts to orphans and children with disabilities in Central Highlands Kon Tum province on the occasion of the traditional and popular Full Moon Festival that falls on Oct. 3 this year.
Seminar discusses child adoption bill Society

Seminar discusses child adoption bill

The adoption of Vietnamese orphans by foreigners will only be accepted after all attempts to place them with a local family have failed, says the child adoption bill drafted by the Ministry of Justice.
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Vietnam to join in GMS human resource development

Vietnam will take part in a technical assistance project to support the implementation of the Greater Mekong Sub-region Human Resource Development Strategic Framework and Action Plan, the Government Office announced on August 6.
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Government assures children best of care

State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan pledged to provide the best possible conditions for children to take part in social activities and asked relevant agencies to consider children’s concerns and interests.