(KPL) The 10th Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfares and Development and Related Meetings will take place in Vientiane on Nov 18-22.
The information was announced at a press conference held in Vientiane on Nov 12. This year, the meeting will be held under the theme ‘Strengthening Social Protection on Vulnerable Children in ASEAN’ to enhance the well-being and improve the quality of life of older persons, children, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups in ASEAN, Minister of Labour and Social Welfares Khampheng Saysompheng told the press conference.
The meeting also aims to review the implementation of the ASEAN Social Welfare and Development Plan 2016-2020 and the future cooperation plan with ASEAN Member States and ASEAN Pluses. The 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and ASEAN Plus Three Ministers’ Meeting on Social Welfare and Development will adopt the 15th ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting on Social Welfare and Development and the 14th Third ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Social Welfare and Development as well as ASEAN Cooperation Frame Works and consultations on issues related to social welfare and ASEAN development.
The ASEAN Minister of Social Welfare and Development is held every three years and the ASEAN Senior Officials will rotate once a year. The Lao PDR hosted the first ASEAN Social Welfare and Development Officials Meeting in November 2003 in Luang Prabang and the second one in November 2014 in Vientiane.
Source: Lao News Agency