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Vietnam inspires the world in climate change response

After five years of efforts to carry out the international commitment on climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emission, Vietnam completed the update on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and sent it to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) amidst the complicated ...

Record flooding kills 84 in central region so far

The death toll during recent severe flooding in the central region reached 84 while 38 others were missing as of 6pm of October 18, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The devastated flooding, which has lasted for more ...

ITU Digital World 2020 to open next week on digital transformation in management

ITU Digital World 2020 will open in Hanoi on October 20, with one of the focuses being the transformation of management activities in the digital environment.Also, key discussions at the event will be how digital nation strategies have been changing in the COVID-19 pandemic; the ...

Vietnam among top countries of sex ratio imbalance at birth

As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.According to the latest report on the world’s population conducted by United Nations ...

Enabling livelihood changes

Thanks to the support of domestic and international organisations, the local authorities, as well as encouraging family members, many ethnic minority women in the northern mountainous regions of Vietnam have overcome the shadow of traditional gender roles to create happier lives.Many reasons hinder the emancipation ...

Hoang Oanh

Salary increases in 2020 lowest in 10 years: survey

Salaries increased by 6.5 percent this year at multinational companies (MNCs) and 5.2 percent at Vietnamese companies, and are forecast to increase by 7 percent and 7.7 percent next year, according to the Talentnet – Mercer Total Remuneration Survey.Speaking at a webinar held to release ...

Platform hoped to help with digital transformation in education

A school management platform called MISA QLTH was introduced by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on October 9 with a view to helping promote digital transformation in Vietnam. Developed by the MISA Joint Stock Company, the platform focuses on education management, school management, ...

Netherlands-funded project helps promote Women’s economic empowerment

A conference to review the results of the project “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) was jointly organised by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam (SNV) in Hanoi on October 12.As part of the “Funding Leadership and Opportunities ...

Vietnam to stop licensing of wind power plants

The government has stopped licensing wind power plants and is drafting a new national power plan for the next decade.  The Ministry of Industry and Trade has told provinces and cities to temporarily stop accepting proposals for new plants.There are 11 operational wind power plants ...

Duc Minh

Gender roles in family key to improving equality

Việt Nam has made many achievements in gender development and many gender-related issues in Việt Nam are still being improved. However, current gender roles in Vietnamese families are still unequal, which can be detrimental to women.This statement was made by Trần Quang Tiến, director of ...

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