Vietnam shares experience in reducing social inequality

(VOVWORLD) - Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Anh, deputy permanent representative of the Vietnam mission to the UN, highlighted the role of education in reducing social inequality at the 72nd session of the UN Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee in New York on Tuesday. 
Vietnam shares experience in reducing social inequality - ảnh 1                Education has always been Vietnam's top priority in reducing social inequality                           (Photo: Vietnamnet) 

She said education helps disadvantaged groups like women, girls, and the disabled access opportunities for a better life. Education equips them with knowledge, skills and confidence. Vietnam has prioritised education, Anh said, devoting 20% of its State budget to education, and creating many incentives for poor and ethnic minority students. Vietnam has strengthened its international cooperation in education, she noted. 

Social inequality is growing between countries and within countries, in terms of income, employment, and access to education, health care, and fresh water, Anh said.

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