Vietnam vows to promote the rights of the elderly

07/07/2017
Vietnam will protect and promote the rights of the elderly at regional and global levels, Ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the Vietnam mission to the United Nations (UN) Pham Thi Kim Anh has affirmed.
Addressing the eighth session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Aging ,that took place at the UN headquarters in New York on July 5-7, Anh highlighted Vietnam’s many achievements in providing care for the elderly and increasing their role in society, including designating June 6 as Vietnam Elderly Day and October as an action month for the elderly, providing free health check-ups and medicine, gift-giving and house construction.
Vietnam has 1.2 million old people in the political system, many of whom were elected to the National Assembly and People’s Councils, with 2.5 million others engaging in production, trade and services.
Participants discussed aging worldwide and the challenges facing senior citizens such as inequality, violence, abuse, limited access to health insurance and social welfare.
They detailed their countries’ efforts in ensuring the rights of the elderly via laws, policies and action programmes.
Several delegates highlighted the need for an international document on promoting and protecting the rights of the elderly. They welcomed the Latin American countries’ adoption of the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons - the first document of regional level on the issue.


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John Smith 7/7/17 21:42

I wish to assure you that my delegation remains committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights and inherent dignity of the elderly, and to the elimination of all forms of discrimination based on age.I wish to assure you that my delegation remains committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights and inherent dignity of the elderly, and to the elimination of all forms of discrimination based on age.

Gentle Moon 7/7/17 21:43

This discussion is especially pertinent in a time when the elderly are abandoned, not only in material instability, but are also made to feel a burden to society. This discussion is especially pertinent in a time when the elderly are abandoned, not only in material instability, but are also made to feel a burden to society.

Jane smartnic 7/7/17 21:44

it’s brutal to see how the elderly are thrown away… No one dares to say it openly, but it’s done!it’s brutal to see how the elderly are thrown away… No one dares to say it openly, but it’s done!

LawrenceSamuels 7/7/17 21:45

The current century is the aging century: children are diminishing, the elderly are increasing. the current century is the aging century: children are diminishing, the elderly are increasing.

yobro yobro 7/7/17 21:46

As the number of older people increases along with the rise in average life expectancy, it will become increasingly important to promote an attitude of acceptance and appreciation of the elderly and to integrate them better in society.as the number of older people increases along with the rise in average life expectancy, it will become increasingly important to promote an attitude of acceptance and appreciation of the elderly and to integrate them better in society.

MaskOf Zero 7/7/17 21:46

There are concerns about the serious gaps that exist in protecting the rights of the elderlythere are concerns about the serious gaps that exist in protecting the rights of the elderly.

Love Peace 7/7/17 21:48
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Love Peace 7/7/17 21:50

In order to guarantee that the human rights system is effective and commitments are fulfilled, we must recognize that an approach based only on respect for human rights will not be sufficient unless it is complimented by policies and programs that address the underlying causes of the violations it wishes to prevent.

Pack Cassiopian 7/7/17 21:51

The elderly are a resource and essential point of reference in an age when many struggle to find their identity and have lost hope.

Only Solidar 7/7/17 21:52

Their collective memory and wealth of experience support and guide society, providing direction and especially hope to future generations that must not face the struggles of life alone.

Deck Hero14 7/7/17 21:53

This understanding of the value of ageing and contribution of the elderly to our society is one of the most important antidotes to the tendency to reduce the elderly to purely utilitarian terms.

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