Sustainable Development Goals

Ministries connected national land cover database, national population database

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Public Security have connected the national database on land with the national database on the population including 18 types of information.The two ministries included information about land users, ownership of assets attached to land, ...

Anh Phuong - Dan Thuy

Fees charged for recycling to take effect in 2024

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is developing a legal document to specify fees for recycling products and packages, which is expected to be applicable in 2024.Under the Law on Environment 2020 and the Government’s Decree No. 08, the recycling of products and ...

Viet Nam jumps 7 places in 2022 Government AI Readiness Index

Viet Nam climbed seven places to the 55th in the 2022 Government Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Index, according to an annual index report by the UK’s Oxford Insights. With an overall score of 53.96 out of 100, the nation ranked 6th in ASEAN, higher than ...

Thuy Dung

Gender imbalance in Vietnam 'severe'

The gender imbalance of newborns in Vietnam this year is considered “severe,” with 113.7 boys being born for every 100 girls, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning.The gender imbalance could be attributed to some people preferring sons to daughters, as well ...

Le Nga

Conference looks to improve ethnic minorities’ access to information

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on December 26 held a training conference on disseminating information on the national target programme on socio-economic development in mountainous and ethnic-inhabited areas in the 2021-2025 period.The programme’s objectives are to exploit potential and advantages of localities in ...

Report spotlights Vietnam’s efforts in realising SDGs

The provincial sustainable development index (PSDI 2021) report, which was announced at a workshop on December 21 in Hanoi, reflects clearly efforts of Vietnamese localities in implementing sustainable development goals in the context of difficulties and geopolitical conflicts in the world.The average point for all ...

Purchasing carbon credits from Vietnam difficult without clear legal frameworks

Several foreign businesses find it difficult to purchase carbon credits from Vietnam due to a lack of clear legal frameworks.Vu Tan Phuong, director of the Vietnam Forest Certification Office, said Vietnam has already had policy frameworks regarding carbon credits, but has not had concrete instructions ...

Pham Chieu

How dams built by China starve the Mekong River Delta of vital sediment

Using data derived from thousands of satellite images, EOMAP and Reuters analyzed sediment levels around four major dams on the Mekong, two in China and two in Laos. The analysis showed each dam drastically reduced the sediment that should have otherwise flowed through at those ...

Viet Nam SDGs Investor Map makes debut

The UNDP in Viet Nam has launched the Viet Nam Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Investor Map, presenting 14 investment opportunities, all of which contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive Viet Nam.This map aims to secure the interest of international and domestic investors in sustainable ...

Unlocking private investment in science, technology, innovation development in Vietnam

The Ministry of Science and Technology, UNDP in Vietnam, and UNDP SDG Impact co-hosted a conference in Hanoi last week with policymakers, experts, investors, and businesses to explore barriers and opportunities to unlocking private investment to accelerate the development of science and technology (sci-tech) and ...

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