MoSWRR discusses laws for natural disaster management, social protection, anti-human trafficking

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye participates in the virtual meeting on reviewing and drafting laws yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye presided over a virtual meeting to review Natural Disaster Management Law of Myanmar Social Protection Assistance Law (draft) and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law (draft) yesterday.
The Union Minister said the ministry is conducting amendment and stipulation of laws during such period of democratic transition.
He also discussed the objectives in building democratic federal union, peace and people, democratic norms, human rights, decisions to make in accordance with the international treaties and conventions and plans to create harmony and to promote solidarity among the public.
Then, he urged the attendees to coordinate the discussion from their respective sectors.
Deputy Minister U Soe Aung briefed the work plans in implementing the natural disaster management in accordance with the law and the Permanent Secretary, and Director-General of Natural Disaster Management Department presented the suggestions of experts including definition for Natural Disaster Management Law, announcement for disaster-prone areas, budget allocation and authorization, international aids, cooperation work between foreign organizations and role of media.
Regarding the Social Protection Assistance Law (draft), the Union Minister also highlighted the importance of social protection programmes to reduce poverty and to develop the human resources and plans to implement as a sustainable investment in social protection sectors.
The Director for Social Protection Division of Social Welfare Department presented the draft of Myanma Social Protection Assistance Law (draft).
During the discussion for Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law (draft), the Director-General for Rehabilitation Department discussed stipulations of law regarding human trafficking in the neighbouring countries, while the Deputy Director-General showed the educational videos about human trafficking.
Then, the officials also discussed reforms in accepting the victims of human trafficking and effective reintegration and rehabilitation programmes for the victims rights. —MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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