Viet Nam
Country Programmes

Strengthening the role of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to advance disability rights in Vietnam

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
7 Mar 201330 Jun 2018
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 544,474
Thematic focus: Legal Capacity

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • ILO
  • UNDP

Government Organizations

  • The National Coordination Committee on Disability
  • Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Viet Nam Association for Victims of Agent Orange
  • Vietnamese Federation on Disability

The Programme

This project was designed to increase the capacity of persons with disabilities to undertake individual and collective action to demand the realization of their rights. One component of the project focused on promoting the meaningful participation of organizations of persons with disabilities in policy dialogue related to the ratification of the CRPD, which Viet Nam signed in 2009. Another component aimed to advance access to justice for persons with disabilities by raising legal awareness and providing legal aid services, including assistance in interactions with different parts of the public administration.


This UNJP supports the three defined UNPRPD outcomes. It will,

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)

Programme Documents