Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

Vietnam to lift pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for entrants on May 15

Vietnam will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for all foreign arrivals starting Sunday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed. The direction, effective at 0:00 on May 15, comes as the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths drop both in Vietnam and around the ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

Project to help Vietnam produce quality population data for policy making, implementation

A project debuted on May 5 to support Vietnamese agencies in producing and utilising quality population data for the formulation and implementation of socio-economic development policies, strategies, and programmes.Project VNM10P04, which is also meant to help with the monitoring of the realisation of the Sustainable ...

New COVID-19 adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Agency of Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on April 29 jointly launched the “COVID-19 Adaptation Programme” for social impact businesses (SIBs) to increase their capacity and refine business ...

Conference reviews 10-year implementation of social welfare policies

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam recently held a joint conference to evaluate the 10 years of implementation of social welfare policies in Vietnam.Participants at the April 20 event agreed that in the 2012-2022 period, social ...

Covid success reaped in job recovery, rising incomes: report

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported a gradual quarter-on-quarter job recovery and a VND1 million ($43.69) increase in average monthly income in the first quarter.However, there are still problems that need to be addressed, the report said. While more people were getting jobs, many ...

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Vietnam's air quality improves but has not met WHO standard

Air quality in Vietnam improved in 2021 but still failed to meet the World Health Organization’s annual average PM2.5 concentration guidelines.The decline in the annual average PM2.5 concentration continued in 2021, falling to 24.7 μg/m3 after peaking in 2019 at 34.1, the World Air Quality ...

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Solutions to protect environment and promote circular economy

Towards the goal of building and developing solutions to promote the circular economy and solve the problem of increasingly depleted resources and increasingly serious environmental pollution, which strong impacts on the living environment, causing dangerous diseases. This is a great challenge for ministries and branches ...

Post-COVID recovery: Việt Nam on the right track but more rigorous changes needed

Việt Nam has been on the right track towards the goals of cutting carbon emissions and phasing out coal mine plants but will need more vigorous financial and institutional changes to deliver a green, sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.International experts, think tanks and ...

PM urges effective implementation of socio-economic recovery, development programme

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on February 12 signed a dispatch urging the drastic and effective implementation of the socio-economic recovery and development programme as well as the acceleration of the disbursement of public investment.Accordingly, the Prime Minister requested the synchronous and effective implementation of ...

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