Vietnam has shared the outcomes and efforts that its agencies have achieved in carrying out the master plan of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) at the just concluded 12th ASCC Council meeting in Myanmar.

Speaking at the event which ended on September 30, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa stressed that the bloc should soon finalise the contents of the ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change as well as of the draft document on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers.

The Vietnamese official also called on the ASCC’s senior officials to play a more active role in working out the socio-cultural contents for the post-2015 ASEAN vision – which aims to create equality, balance social development and sustainable environment, enhance capacity to cope with any new emerging problems, and actively contribute to the international community.

The 12th ASCC Council meeting hailed the outcomes member countries have achieved over the past time, with 97 percent of the work items in the ASCC master plan already underway. Participants also took note of progress in implementing the five priorities this year of the ASCC, including the establishment of a multi-sectoral special task force for the management of natural disaster risks mitigation and humanitarian assistance efforts.

The ministers reached agreement on the five main components of socio-cultural contents in the post-2015 ASEAN vision, and adopted a joint statement on the outcomes of the meeting.-VNA