Communication work on human rights to be stepped up

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued a document asking ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Governmental agencies, People’s Committees of provinces and central-level cities, and central committees of mass organisations to implement a number of tasks to materialise a project on communication on human rights ...

Efforts invested in poverty alleviation in ethnic minority communities in central region

Thanks to the support from the State and efforts made by local authorities, many poor households in the central region have gradually gotten out of poverty.Quang Nam province is home to more than 140,000 ethnic minority people, accounting for 9.4% of the total population, bigger ...

Northern midland, mountainous region heads to green, sustainable development

The gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of the Northern midland and mountainous region is expected to reach 8-9 percent per year while GRDP per capita will attain VND140 million (nearly US$6,000) in 2021-2030. This is part of the Government’s plan of action to implement the ...

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Ten million more people benefit from new poverty reduction policies

With the new multi-dimensional poverty line approved last year, the near poor and poor household rate in Vietnam increases from 5.2% in 2020 to 9.35% this year, meaning an additional 10 million people to benefit from the Government’s social protection and poverty reduction policies and ...

Population aging, labour migration pose challenges to poverty reduction

Population aging, income disparities and living standards as well as labour migration pose great challenges to the poor and poverty reduction.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Lê Văn Thanh revealed problems in the implementation of the National Target Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in the 2021-25 ...

Việt Nam moves up four places on 2022 Global Gender Gap Index, reaching 83rd place

Việt Nam has climbed four places on World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2022 in the past year, from 87th to 83rd place out of 146 countries, with a score of 0.705/1.The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks the current state and evolution of gender parity and ...

UNDP helps Vietnam develop grassroots telemedicine

Grassroots telemedicine solution using 4.0 technology has helped address geographical distance, enabling commune health staff in mountainous areas to seek consultation from their colleagues at the district and higher levels.This enhances people’s access to quality health diagnosis and treatment right at the commune health station ...

Global programme delivers health benefits for Vietnamese youth

More than 49,300 young Vietnamese have learned about risky behaviours and preventive measures associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), thanks to three years of instruction from the Young Health Programme (YHP).YHP is AstraZeneca’s global disease prevention programme, focusing on young people aged 10 to 24 living ...

Improved gender equality vital to recovery of garment, footwear industries

Further empowering women will help improve Việt Nam’s garment and footwear sectors after the COVID-19 crisis, evidence from the ILO’s flagship programme has shown.Better Work Việt Nam is a unique partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World ...

Training course held for prevention of gender-based violence

A training course is being held for the first time in Vietnam to strengthen capacity on prevention of violence against women based on “Respect Women” framework and foster the development of an effective gender-based violence prevention strategies in the future.“Respect Women” is a framework guiding ...

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