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Việt Nam on the way to end TB by 2030

Around 12,000 people die from tuberculosis each year in Việt Nam – that’s one and half times higher than those killed in traffic accidents over the same period.Keep reading ...

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Việt Nam in urgent need of legislation to prevent child sex abuse

Viet Nam still lacks mechanisms to prevent the abuse of children in various forms and support children victims. Attendees said the abuse of children is still dealt with on a case-by-case basis, and efforts to revise legal documents to correct out-of-date regulations and close loopholes have not ...

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Việt Nam makes strides to ensure gender equality

Việt Nam had made progress in ensuring gender equality, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung said on the sidelines of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which is taking place in New York from ...

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Việt Nam takes action to reduce plastic waste

Việt Nam is one of Asia’s five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, according to international organisations. With 13 million tonnes of waste released to the ocean every year, the country ranks 17th in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution.Keep reading ...

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Việt Nam still lacks legal framework to protect child labour

Việt Nam needed to improve its legal framework on child labour, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended.Keep reading ...

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157 new flora, fauna discovered in the Greater Mekong, Việt Nam contributes 58

Scientists discovered 157 new animal and plant species in the Greater Mekong region last year, according to a report titled  “New species on the block”. It describes three mammal, 23 fish, 14 amphibian, 26 reptile, and 91 plant species discovered in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and ...

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Việt Nam an FDI magnet in Southeast Asia: experts

Việt Nam is among the few ASEAN member countries to consistently improve its attractiveness to foreign investors due to its growing economy and improving business climate, according to experts.Keep reading ...

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Việt Nam ranks 6th on Global Climate Vulnerability list; MoNRE responds

At the 24th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP24), Germanwatch released the most up-to-date Climate Risk Index ranking, which analyses the extent to which each country has been affected by weather-related loss events. According to Germanwatch’s report, Việt Nam ranks 6th globally, the highest of any ...

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Việt Nam’s wetlands under threat

Wetlands in Việt Nam are under threat from both natural factors and human activities. Wetlands occupy an important place in the development of the country and are a key source of income for local communities. With a total area of nearly 12 million hectares, accounting ...

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Việt Nam pledges to contribute to Paris Climate Agreement

Việt Nam had set itself ambitious climate targets to contribute to the global Paris Climate Agreement it ratified in 2016.Keep reading ...

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