Viet Nam
Country Programmes

UNJP: Working together for an inclusive future. Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) through effective collaboration.

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
1 Mar 202131 Dec 2021
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 699,719
Thematic focus: Disability Policy and/or Law, GBV & Sexual and Reproductive Health, Inclusive SDGs Planning and Monitoring, Inclusive education, National development planning and monitoring, OPDs capacity building

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UNDP

The Programme

This UNJP aims to further the rights of all persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Viet Nam, with a focus on children, women and girls and under-represented PwDs. Viet Nam has a comprehensive legal framework that addresses the rights of PwDs. However, a thorough Situational Analysis (SA) on the Rights of PwDs in Viet Nam revealed misalignments between this framework and the CRPD. This UNJP will support the Government of Viet Nam (GoV), OPDs and others, e.g., service providers, to build a more CRPD-compliant legal framework that is implemented effectively throughout the country. 


Build the capacity of OPDs and policymakers on CRPD-compliant policy making and implementation. Studies will identify gaps in the legal framework and its implementation and model best practices in legal reforms. Based on this increased capacity and using evidence from the studies, the Law on Persons with Disabilities (LPD) and policies on the right to access information, inclusive education and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) will be reviewed, and recommendations made for their improvement (Outcome 1).
Address gaps in the achievement of essential building blocks or preconditions to CRPD implementation in development and humanitarian programmes (Outcome 2).
Analyze Viet Nam’s National Socio-Economic Development Plan 2021-2025 (NSEDP) to increase its CRPD compliance. This review will focus on disaggregated data collection, inclusive budgeting and achievement of the SDGs (Outcome 3). ​​​​​​​
In achieving these goals, this UNJP will contribute to a society where every PwD can realize their rights.