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Poverty fund: no one left behind

Poverty fund: no one left behind

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke to the Vietnam Economic Times about the operation of the fund for the poor over the past 16 years.

Renewal – A realized dream

Renewal – A realized dream

VOV.VN - The past 30-year renewal has enabled Vietnam to escape poverty and backwardness and become a dynamic, middle-income country. An exhibition entitled “Renewal – A journey of dreams” reveals how renewal has changed Vietnam.

Over 1 million Vietnamese live in hunger

Over 1 million Vietnamese live in hunger

More than one million Vietnamese people are not having enough food to eat, according to a new official report, which has blamed severe drought and the recent toxic spill scandal for worsening the nation's poverty problem.

New plan aims to reduce poverty by 1-1.5 percent each year

New plan aims to reduce poverty by 1-1.5 percent each year

The Prime Minister has approved the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction in 2016-2020, which aims to cut the rate of poverty among households nationwide by 1- 1.5 percent each year based on the multi-dimensional poverty criteria.

Hanoi tackles poverty

Hanoi tackles poverty

Hanoi is attempting to reduce the rate of poverty by 1.3%, equivalent to 27,000 poor households, in 2016, with preferential policies.

Storm-proof housing programme benefits 11,253 needy families

Storm-proof housing programme benefits 11,253 needy families

A Government programme on assisting poor households in central region build flood and storm-proof houses has reached 11,253 needy families as of the end of the second quarter this year, said the housing and real estate market department under the Ministry of Construction.

Party chief bids farewell to WB’s Country Director

Party chief bids farewell to WB’s Country Director

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised Victoria Kwakwa’s attainments during her seven-year position as the World Bank’s Country Director for Vietnam at a farewell reception in Hanoi on June 30.

Deputy PM instructs increasing lending for poverty alleviation

Deputy PM instructs increasing lending for poverty alleviation

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue asked the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to increase lending under poverty alleviation programmes such as credit for the poor, labour export schemes and economic projects which can create more jobs and develop local economy.

Vietnam works to ensure better human rights

Vietnam works to ensure better human rights

Vietnam will spare no effort to ensure better fundamental human rights for people, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva , Switzerland, on June 13.

UNDP donates US$150,000 towards drought relief

UNDP donates US$150,000 towards drought relief

VOV.VN - In response to the recurring drought that has ravaged households in Binh Thuan Province, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on June 12 gave US$150,000 for their benefit.

Vietnam attends 105th International Labour Conference

Vietnam attends 105th International Labour Conference

Vietnam supports the End to Poverty Initiative and the 2030 Agenda of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as well as millennium initiatives to welcome the 100th founding anniversary of the ILO, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Pham Minh Huan.