Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

OP-ED: Ethnic minority traditions promoted in cultural industry development

As the Government continues to develop the country’s cultural industry, ethnic traditional values have been considered a valuable resource for building a diverse and unified Vietnamese identity.Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups which share various values but also boast their own unique cultural traditions. To take ...

Webinar raises awareness among ethnic minority youths on preventing child marriage and human trafficking

A webinar aiming to raise awareness among ethnic minority youths in preventing and combating child marriage and human trafficking took place in Quang Binh Province on May 5.The project on “Enhancing awareness of ethnic minority children and young people on human trafficking and child marriage ...

Press network helps boost economic empowerment among ethnic women

The Institute for Research on Development Communication (RED), a member of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), on April 28 introduced a press network set up under a Canadian-funded project for the economic empowerment of ethnic women in Vietnam.Vu Ngoc Dung, a ...

Conference reviews 10-year implementation of social welfare policies

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam recently held a joint conference to evaluate the 10 years of implementation of social welfare policies in Vietnam.Participants at the April 20 event agreed that in the 2012-2022 period, social ...

Conference Discusses Implementation of Ethnic Socio-economic Development in Mekong Delta

A conference took place in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on April 5, spotlighting the delta’s implementation of a national target program for socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-2025.At the conference, participants discussed the programme’s tasks, solutions, planning, and ...

Policy reform aims to promote socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited, mountainous areas

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has signed a decision issuing an action framework on mechanism and policy reform to support the national target programme on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas in the 2021-2030 period.Under the scheme, as part of the efforts ...

Relentless efforts to protect Kon Hà Nừng biosphere reserve

The Kon Hà Nừng Plateau, which received UNESCO recognition in September last year, consists of the 57,589-hectare Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Chư Răng Nature Reserve, plus the 152,009-hectare buffer zone, and the 206,211-hectare transition zone.According to the deputy chairman of Gia Lai ...

More efforts invested in poverty reduction in ethnic minority areas

Creating sustainable livelihoods for ethnic minority residents in mountainous and border areas to help them get out of poverty is a consistent policy of Vietnam, which has resulted in major achievements.During 2016 – 2020, though Vietnam had encountered many natural disasters and disease outbreaks, especially ...

Xòe dance serves as shining soul of ethnic Thai culture

As a form to connect people’s aspirations with the divine world, xòe dance has long been an indispensable part of the Thái ethnicity’s spiritual life in the four northern mountainous provinces of Yên Bái, Lai Châu, Sơn La and Điện Biên. It was recently recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by ...

Sustainable livelihoods needed for forest conservation

A webinar held on December 24 pointed out the need to develop sustainable livelihoods for residents in the buffer zones of nature reserves and national parks so as to help with forest conservation.A representative from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry said it is necessary to ...

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