Establishing the plan to implement the goals of ASEAN Social Cultural Community 2015 – 2025

24/10/2015 02:04

On October 21st, 2015, in Hanoi, the Department of International Cooperation (MOLISA) held the Consultative Conference on building the plan to implement the goals of ASEAN Social Cultural Community (ASCC) in the period of 2015 – 2025. The event was the activity in the framework of the Project of mainstreaming Gender Equality in Law and Policy towards Decent Work funded by Spanish Government. Attending the conference were Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan, Mrs. Le Kim Dung – Director General of the Department of International Cooperation and representatives from the units under the Ministry, the related Ministries, agencies under the ASCC and special consultants.

Establishing the plan to implement the goals of ASEAN Social Cultural Community 2015 – 2025

 

 

In the opening speech, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan said, ASEAN community will be established on the date of December 31st, 2015. ASEAN has developed the overall plan of the three communities, including Community ASEAN Politics - Security (APS), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN Social Culture Community (ASCC). Workshop participants said ASEAN is working to set up a common Community on December 31 this year. Under the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision, the bloc’s member nations will be outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, and bonded together in partnership in dynamic development.

"In the process of developing and finalizing the Project, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs has closely collaboration with consultants, ministries and departments. Simultaneously, through the workshop, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs continued to receive comments from representatives of agencies, organizations and socio-political participation for the Draft Scheme for completing the Scheme and submit to the Prime Minister for approval”- the Deputy Minister said.

Scheme  on reviewing legislation, policies, programs, strategies, standards and organizational structure of implementation on the basis of the objectives and measures of ASCC; researching and selecting the strategic measures to implement the objectives consistent with the priority of Vietnam; building and improving the legal system and policies to implement the objectives.

Moreover, the draft also intends to ramp up communication activities to improve public awareness of the ASCC, and devise mechanisms to mobilise resources for the ASCC building..

The central goal of the Overall Plan of ASCC in the period of 2015 - 2025 is to build an ASEAN Community with cohesion, bringing benefits to the people, sustainable, resilient and dynamic. This context requires the ASEAN member countries to actively promote the initiative, actively integrate with the aim at strengthening the regional efforts and integration of national priorities in ASEAN integration, while building national policies consistent with the development of the ASEAN community.

According to Mrs. Le Kim Dung – Director General of the Department of International Cooperation (MOLISA), the scheme including the contents of the field of culture - society has been identified in the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision and in the framework of official mandate of the ministries of ASEAN Social – Cultural Community in Vietnam as prescribed at Decision No. 142/QD-TTg dated January 31st, 2009 of the Prime Minister on promulgating the regulations of working and coordinating among the agencies participating  in  ASEAN cooperation of Vietnam.

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