Lao leader hails Vietnam labour and social welfare cooperation Politics

Lao leader hails Vietnam labour and social welfare cooperation

Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong lauded the results of the 4th Vietnam-Laos Labour and Social Welfare Ministerial Meeting while receiving a delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in the capital city of Vientiane on April 7.
Society

Vietnam sets target for sustainable poverty alleviation

Vietnam aims to reduce the rate of poor households by 1-1.5 percent each year under the updated standards of poverty between 2016 and 2020, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

The updated standards of poverty, currently under development and will take effect from 2016, extend beyond the use of income as the only determination of poverty to include the minimum living standard and the access to basic social needs.

MOLISA Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said the ministry will focus on developing new poverty criteria on a multi-dimensional approach while advising the government in revising its poverty reduction mechanism and policies to limit investment dispersal and ensure priority is given to mountainous and ethnic minority areas.
UN expands aid to ensure social welfare in Vietnam Society

UN expands aid to ensure social welfare in Vietnam

The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) will expand its aid to support Vietnam’s efforts in enhancing social welfare and justice, a UN official said at a policy dialogue in Hanoi on March 31.
Society

Care for people with contribution to nation comes under inspection

The Ministry of Labour, Ward Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) will conduct a nationwide assessment of the implementation of policies towards people who rendered services to the revolution in 2014 and 2015.
Society

Decree expands reach of social insurance fund

Contract employees and foreigners authorised to work in Vietnam would be included in the Government's social insurance programme, under a new draft revision to the Law on Social Insurance, compiled by the Ministry of of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs.
Politics

Minister clarifies measures to reduce rich-poor gap

The Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) on June 14 continued to be questioned by the National Assembly (NA) on issues on the policies for beneficiaries of State preferential social treatment and ways to narrow the gap between the rich and poor.
Vocational training hot at Q&A session Politics

Vocational training hot at Q&A session

Labour Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen was the third Cabinet member to participate in a live question and answer session on June 13 at the National Assembly's ongoing fifth session.
Society

Support for mental health programmes

Vietnam will offer better medical treatment and further support to people with mental health problems as part of a national programme lately ratified by the Government.
Vietnam, Laos strengthen labour cooperation Society

Vietnam, Laos strengthen labour cooperation

A delegation from the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) led by Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen began a three-day visit to Laos on October 17 to boost labour and social welfare cooperation with the Lao side.
Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate in social welfare Society

Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate in social welfare

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, have reached an agreement to promote cooperation and information sharing in social welfare, in Hanoi on September 14.