Vietnam to increase retirement age gradually from 2021

Vietnam will gradually increase the retirement age to 60 years for women and 62 for men starting next year. The government has issued a decree that contains a timeline for raising the retirement age by 2035 from 55 years for women and 60 for men. ...

Hoang Phuong

Vietnam likely to become super-aging country by 2050: deputy minister

Vietnam entered an “aging phase” in 2011 and remains among the most rapidly aging countries in the world and, as such, might become a super-aging country by 2050, stated Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong.Naomi Kitahara, head of the United Nations Population Fund in ...

Vietnam promotes reproductive health care for adolescents, youths

Providing young people with knowledge about sexual and reproductive health combined with life skills education is a necessary and urgent issue, a top health official has said. Many Vietnamese youths have limited knowledge of sexual intercourse or pregnancy, Nguyen Duc Vinh, director of the Department ...

Vietnam among top countries of sex ratio imbalance at birth

As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.According to the latest report on the world’s population conducted by United Nations ...

More than 20 localities have low birth rate: MoH

Vietnam’s economic engine HCM City has the lowest fertility rate in the country of 1.53, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest report in June.A total 21 provinces and cities have low to very low fertility rates, mostly in the Mekong Delta, southeast and central coastal ...

Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance in July

The Government has issued e-visa to citizens from 80 countries since July 1 this year, according to its latest Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP.  Visitors with e-visas can enter Viet Nam at eight international airports, or arrive via land at 16 international border gates and via sea ...

Quang Minh

Hanoi’s forum discusses challenges and opportunities of ageing population

An inter-generational forum was held in Hanoi on September 30 on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons (October 1), showing a positive view of an ageing population in turning challenges into opportunities and to strengthen the understanding of the dynamics of an ...

Socio-economic situation of 53 ethnic minorities groups surveyed

A survey on the socio-economic situation of 53 ethnic minority groups of Vietnam will be launched on October 1, announced the General Statistics Office (GSO). The survey is designed to compile national targets and indicators on ethnic minority affairs, serving the making of policies on socio-economic development in ...

Vietnam actively joins in Global Compact for Migration - seminar

Vietnam has actively participated in the process of building, negotiating, and approving the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), as heard at a Hanoi seminar on August 20.With its active participation in building, negotiating, and approving the GCM, Ambassador Vu Viet Anh, ...

JICA, World Bank support Vietnam to meet aging population’s needs

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank have jointly launched a knowledge-sharing programme to assist Vietnam to develop new models of elderly care services. The programme was announced at a workshop on August 7 at a time when Vietnam’s population is ageing at ...

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