Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam ready to join talks on global treaty on marine plastic waste

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a plan for Vietnam to proactively prepare for and take part in the building of a global agreement on ocean plastic pollution.The Government leader signed Decision No 1407/QĐ-TTg to approve the plan with a view to ensuring sufficient ...

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

Vietnamese children at high risk of climate crisis impacts

Children and young people living in Vietnam are among those most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a UNICEF report launched on August 20.“The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate ...

Bich Thuy

Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.“Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in 2019” by the Hanoi-based non-profit organization ...

Minh Nga

First report on maritime environment, national islands completed

The report, the first of its kind to be launched after the 2015 Law on Natural Resources, and Environment of Sea and Islands took effect. It was built based on the DPSIR (drivers, pressures, state, impact, and response model of intervention) framework, a causal one ...

NA Chairman signs Resolution on 2021-2025 poverty reduction

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue signed Resolution No.24/2021/QH15 approving in principle investment in the National Target Programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period.The Resolution targets that the rate of poor households under multidimensional poverty standards will be reduced by 1-1.5 percent annually ...

UNFPA continues to help Vietnam improve civil registration, vital statistics

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Vietnam and Vital Strategies on August 9 signed an agreement for a second phase of work under the Data for Health Initiative, which is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to continue ...

ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN) has been established, announced the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) chapter in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and The Asia Foundation (TAF).The network, under sponsorship of the UPS Group, is the first one for ...

HCM City completes disbursement of first support package for COVID-19-hit people

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on August 6 announced that the city has basically completed the disbursement of the first support package for COVID-19-hit people, with over 611 billion VND (26.56 million USD) given to more than 391,020 local ...

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