Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Ethnic minority culture must be preserved amid development: NA Vice Chairwoman

While the lives of people in ethnic minority and mountainous areas have improved over the years, efforts must be made to preserve their unique cultural identities, said Tong Thi Phong, vice chairman of National Assembly. It is essential to focus on training human resources for ...

Việt Nam to accelerate socio-economic development among ethnic minorities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs (CEMA) on Monday launched a project to help partners from central to local level promote their roles and strengths in designing and experimenting innovative solutions to accelerate poverty reduction among ethnic minorities.With ...

Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities Congress promotes solidarity

The ongoing 2nd National Congress of Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities is an important political event, a festival of national unity and consensus. Its theme this year is “Under the glorious flag of the Communist Party of Vietnam, ethnic minority groups have equal status and unite, respect, and support each other ...

Van Cuong

US's $23.9 mln biodiversity, ethnic livelihood support project in central Vietnam ends

A four-year U.S. program for community development and protection of biodiversity in central Vietnam wrapped up on Wednesday.The USAID Green Annamites project, carried out by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sought to assist Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces with protecting their ...

Phan Anh

Second congress of ethnic minorities to be held

The second national congress of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups is scheduled to take place from December 2-4 in Hà Nội with the participation of 1,600 delegates. Participants will focus on reviewing the implementation of policies on ethnic affairs and relevant works in the last decade, ...

Enabling livelihood changes

Thanks to the support of domestic and international organisations, the local authorities, as well as encouraging family members, many ethnic minority women in the northern mountainous regions of Vietnam have overcome the shadow of traditional gender roles to create happier lives.Many reasons hinder the emancipation ...

Hoang Oanh

Netherlands-funded project helps promote Women’s economic empowerment

A conference to review the results of the project “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) was jointly organised by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam (SNV) in Hanoi on October 12.As part of the “Funding Leadership and Opportunities ...

Support policies provide leverage for ethnic people to escape poverty

The implementation of poverty reduction programme in the 2016-20 period in border provinces such as Hà Giang, Lai Châu and Lào Cai has proved the effectiveness of the government support and investment policies to reduce poverty and reach the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction.However, the ...

Ninh Thuan enhances quality of ethnic minority language teaching

The south central province of Ninh Thuan has rolled out measures to improve the quality of teaching the languages of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups with an aim to enhance literacy among the communities as well as maintain and promote the value of the ...

Report highlights effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable households, companies

COVID-19 has had a serious impact on vulnerable households, especially those of ethnic minority groups, those with members working in the non-official sector, or those with immigrants, according to a report released at a conference in Hanoi on July 23.Jointly prepared by the UNDP, UN Women, ...

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