Student startup innovation for older persons and people with disability in the COVID-19

So far Vietnam has made a lot of efforts in containing the pandemic. However, the impacts of the global health crisis have critically affected the livelihood and health of the Vietnamese people and particularly vulnerable populations, including older people and those with disabilities.UNFPA in partnership ...

Thai An

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 actively engages in UN Human Rights Council’s 44th session

A Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai – Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland – actively engaged in events during the three-week UN Human Rights Council’s 44th regular session that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Eligible age for social welfare benefits to be reduced to 75

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will propose that the Government reduce the eligible age for social welfare benefits from 80 to 75, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung. Dung said currently, the policy on the elderly and people ...

The highest pension is over 100 million VND per month

The highest pension in Vietnam belongs to a man in HCMC who retires from 2015. () This person has been in social insurance for 23 years and 3 months and in the years before his retirement , he paid insurance of VND 18 million per ...

Doan Loan

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