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Workshop promotes employee rights

A workshop was held in Hanoi on April 20 by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), focusing on recommendations for Vietnam’s policymaking regarding employee rights.

Social security under the microscope

Social security under the microscope

The second meeting of a special partnership group on social security and poverty reduction in Vietnam was co-organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the German development cooperation agency GIZ in Hanoi on April 14.

Wedding of Giay ethnic people in Lao Cai

Wedding of Giay ethnic people in Lao Cai

The Giay people care a great deal about marriage and the continuation of the family line but less concern about family’s wealth or poverty. For them, the most important things are morality, family tradition, and respect.

ActionAid promotes ethnic minority rights

ActionAid promotes ethnic minority rights

(VOV) - The National Assembly’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs (CEA) and ActionAid International in Vietnam on March 3 inked a cooperative agreement aimed at promoting the rights of ethnic minority people in the 2015-2017 period.

Hanoi Stock market off to a roaring start

Hanoi Stock market off to a roaring start

(VOV) - Traders were optimistic for the prospects of a profitable new year as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung beat the gong to open the first session of the new lunar year on February 24 for the Hanoi Stock Exchange.

Korean ODA helps reduce poverty in Lao Cai

Korean ODA helps reduce poverty in Lao Cai

(VOV) - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has launched a US$14 million project aimed at improving the living conditions of ethnic minority residents in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

Viettel provides poor districts with VND56 billion in additional

Viettel provides poor districts with VND56 billion in additional

(VOV) - The military-run telecom group, Viettel, announced on February 9 that it will present an additional VND56 billion to three poor districts: Ba Thuoc and Muong Lat in Thanh Hoa province and Dak Rong in Quang Tri province in the 2014-2016 period.

Vietnam calls for global effort in fight against poverty

Vietnam calls for global effort in fight against poverty

Poverty eradication remains the overarching goal of global development efforts, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent representative of Vietnam at the United Nations said at a session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Assistance policies pay off in reducing poverty

Assistance policies pay off in reducing poverty

Poverty rates in mountainous and ethnic regions were reduced by 2-4 percent last year, with most rapid decreases seen in the northern provinces of Ha Giang, Yen Bai, and Son La, and the southern Soc Trang, it was reported at a conference in Hanoi on January 14.

Vietnam targets multi-dimensional poverty approach

Vietnam targets multi-dimensional poverty approach

Vietnam should apply a multi-dimensional poverty (MDP) approach to avoid missing out any targeted beneficiaries, according to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam.

Hoa Binh asked to reduce poverty among ethnic minorities

Hoa Binh asked to reduce poverty among ethnic minorities

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the northern province of Hoa Binh to intensify poverty reduction and improve the living conditions for its ethnic minority communities, especially those living in far-flung areas.

Poverty projected to fall by experts

The rate of households living under the poverty line in Vietnam is expected to remain below 5% in 2015 and fall by about 1.5% annually until 2020.

Multidimensional poverty to be re-measured in 2015

Multidimensional poverty to be re-measured in 2015

From 2015 onwards, the measure for poverty will comprise five factors, including living conditions, access to education and health care, access to information, and access to insurance and social assistance, instead of the previous measure of income levels.

IFAD aids Vietnam’s rural development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a loan of US$22.5 million and a grant of US$500,000 to help Vietnam implement a project on sustainable rural development for the poor.

Humanity yearns for a world free from war and hunger

Humanity yearns for a world free from war and hunger

(VOV) - Addressing the UN General Assembly’s general debate in New York on September 27, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on the international community to re-double efforts to promote peace, end hunger and poverty, and protect the planet.