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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.

Northwestern provinces promote tourism

Northwestern provinces promote tourism

Northwestern region attracted over 10 million visitors in 2012 thanks to a tourism development cooperation programme by eight provinces.

PM prioritizes poverty reduction

PM prioritizes poverty reduction

(VOV) -The Party and State give top priority to reducing poverty and ensuring social welfare, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

MoLISA, UNICEF talk children abandonment

MoLISA, UNICEF talk children abandonment

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalid and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam jointly held a conference in Hanoi on March 29 discussing the root cause behind child abandonment in Vietnam.

New style rural areas

New style rural areas

Building new style rural areas must be coupled with eliminating poverty, improving people’s supervision and mastery role, and promoting production.

Dong Van Stone Plateau welcomes New Year visitors

Dong Van Stone Plateau welcomes New Year visitors

(VOV) - The Dong Van Stone Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang welcomed the first international visitors from France, the US and European countries on the first day of the Ha Giang Tourism Year 2013.

HCM City hosts Int’l Anthropological Film Fest

HCM City hosts Int’l Anthropological Film Fest

(VOV) -Fifty-five films examining important cultural and social elements of a diverse variety of people are being shown at the International Anthropological Film Festival in Ho Chi Minh City from November 10-14.

AFC wraps up with focus on food security

AFC wraps up with focus on food security

The second global conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (AFC) wrapped up in Hanoi on September 7 with a communique underscoring the importance of food security.

Vietnam hosts UNESCO consultation meeting

Vietnam hosts UNESCO consultation meeting

Representatives from the UNESCO Committees in the Asia-Pacific region attended their consultation meeting in Thanh Hoa province on June 16 to gather member countries’ opinions on the UN organisation’s priority areas in the coming years.

ADB assists Vietnam’s development process

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to help Vietnam strengthen legal frameworks of the financial sector, develop a well-functioning money market, and promote a deeper Government bond market.