As many as 95% of Vietnamese labourers are worried about poverty and having insufficient funds once retired, according to a recent survey by the Global Aging Institute (GAI) in collaboration with Prudential Corporation Asia.
(VOV) -Speaking at a recent consultation workshop in Hanoi regarding Vietnam’s fifth and final 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Progress Report, Vice Minister Nguyen The Phuong of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) praised the nation’s progress made to date.
(VOV) - More than 2,000 poor ethnic minority households in Tra Vinh province have benefited from a government support policy that allocates residential land, production land, houses, and water.
Authorities and sectors at all levels should consider implementing social policy their focal mission and dedicate strengthened efforts to bring it into fruition, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on August 13.
Vietnam has called for drastic measures to be implemented worldwide to eliminate extreme poverty and ensure human rights for every individual.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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).
(VOV) - The US magazine National Geographic has captured the image of Vietnamese woman in its photo series 'The Story Of Hunger And Hope'.
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 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.
Community-based communication activities and prevention measures have proved effective in reducing human trafficking in the central border province of Nghe An.
(VOV) -Vietnam would do its best to make further contributions and strengthen cooperation with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF), affirmed State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan.
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.
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.