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Government social protection policy falls short: survey

Government social protection policy falls short: survey

The Government's social protection support policy has struggled to prevent vulnerable people from falling into poverty and to protect those already poor from descending deeper into poverty due to COVID-19 pandemic, a survey has found.

Australia to provide additional funding to PAPI survey in Vietnam

Australia to provide additional funding to PAPI survey in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Australia is set to offer a further AUD9.7 million, equivalent to US$6.75 million, between 2021 and 2025 for the funding of the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) survey, as conducted by the UN Development Programme.

Poverty tops concerns of Vietnamese citizens: 2019 PAPI Report

Poverty tops concerns of Vietnamese citizens: 2019 PAPI Report

Even before Vietnam was affected by COVID-19, poverty, economic growth and the environment were top concerns of citizens in the country, reveals the 2019 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report released by the UNDP on April 28.

UNDP supports Vietnam in COVID-19 fight

UNDP supports Vietnam in COVID-19 fight

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on April 12 donated 20,000 high-quality surgical masks to Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to help protect health care workers on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion.

Closing inequality gaps to secure long-lasting progress

Closing inequality gaps to secure long-lasting progress

Alongside its socio-economic development process, Vietnam has been enhancing its human resource development policies. Caitlin Wiesen, United Nations Development Programme resident represen­tative in Vietnam, writes about the country's progress in ensuring human development.

Vietnam joins efforts to eliminate substances harmful to ozone layer

Vietnam joins efforts to eliminate substances harmful to ozone layer

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank (WB) celebrated International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 16.

HRW distorts human rights in Vietnam

HRW distorts human rights in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Among many organizations calling themselves human right activists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) always cooks up stories and slanders the human rights situation in countries, like Vietnam. Labelled a human rights organization, HRW has never worked for the development of human rights in any country.

Initiative launched to close Wikipedia gender gap

Initiative launched to close Wikipedia gender gap

More than 100 youths joined an event in Hanoi on October 19 in which they added content to Wikipedia by writing new articles and editing existing ones about women experts, role models and heroes in different fields.

“Don’t play with natural disasters” wins first prize of film contest

"Don’t play with natural disasters" wins first prize of film contest

The nine-minute documentary “Dung dua voi thien tai” (Don’t play with natural disasters) by Khanh Hoa province’s TV and Radio won the first prize of the short reportage and film contest, themed “Extreme natural disasters – lessons of the past and ideas for future actions”.