Sustainable Development Goals

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women benefit from GREAT programme

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women have enjoyed increased income and 834 new jobs have been created for women in Lào Cai and Sơn La provinces due to the GREAT (Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism) programme supported by the Australian government. At the same ...

Global CO2 emissions far off net-zero trajectory

Most countries are nowhere near on track to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century, while many including Vietnam have showed large emissions increases. Net zero has become symbolically and diplomatically important for policymakers, but the goal will remain far out of reach ...

Project to implement Paris Agreement in Việt Nam to be sped up

The Steering Committee of the project ‘Support to Việt Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement’ (VN-SIPA) held its second meeting in Hà Nội yesterday with the participation of representatives from ministries, sectors, and localities.The four-year VN-SIPA project was approved by former Prime Minister ...

Mekong Delta long-term future relying on renewables

The latest draft of the country’s Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) puts focus on renewable energy development – however, the Mekong Delta should see more attention in the development of renewables to protect its assets in the long run.In the view of Le Anh Tuan – ...

Vietnamese life expectancy up, but non-infectious disease cases rise

Although average life expectancy has increased, the number of cases of non-infectious disease among Vietnamese has risen, Dr Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, head of the Department of Health Protection and Care of Central Officers, said.The average life expectancy of Vietnamese is 73.6 compared to 68.6 in 1999, according to the population ...

E-medical records’ data to be connected among hospitals from July 1

Electronic medical record data will be connected among hospitals and health facilities across the country from July 1.When the electronic medical records are connected among health facilities in the country from July 1, patients would not have to bring printed medical records with them for ...

2021 National Environmental Report to focus on air quality

The Việt Nam Environment Administration said air quality was selected as the focus for its 2021 report because the administration’s initial assessment showed air pollution in some big cities was at poor levels during 2016-20, impacting people’s health.The report will evaluate the main sources of ...

Mekong countries to invest over $60 mln to improve state of river

The Mekong River Commission has unveiled the financial component of a new strategy to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the river basin. Under the new five-year strategic plan, it seeks to invest over $60 million, of which about 40 percent would ...

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Climate resilience scheme for urban areas approved

The Prime Minister has approved a scheme for climate resilience development in urban areas in the next 10 years. The scheme, which begins this year, focuses on responding to climate change and reasonable use of natural resources to upgrade and develop urban areas, as well ...

Directory of agencies supporting survivors of gender-based violence, abuse debuts

A directory listing organisations and agencies offering support for women and child survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Vietnam, the first of its kind, has been launched.The release of the directory is an effort by the MoLISA and UN Women within a joint project ...

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