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.
(VOV) -World Bank (WB) Group President Jim Yong Kim will pay an official visit to Vietnam from July 16-17 to strengthen the strong partnership with the country.
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.
(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 region attracted over 10 million visitors in 2012 thanks to a tourism development cooperation programme by eight provinces.
(VOV) -The Party and State give top priority to reducing poverty and ensuring social welfare, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
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.
Building new style rural areas must be coupled with eliminating poverty, improving people’s supervision and mastery role, and promoting production.
A Japanese fund has given US$100,000 to the Ministry of Public Security to support efforts to alleviate natural disaster consequence and poverty.
(VOV) -The Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has discussed improving Vietnam’s social support system at a consultative conference in Quang Nam province on January 11.
(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.
(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.
An Asia-Pacific conference on reducing child poverty and disparities opened in Hanoi on September 24.
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 has many models of climate change adaptation for other countries to follow.
Canadian leaders have expressed their admiration for Vietnam’s efforts in boosting socio-economic development, stabilizing social welfare and reducing poverty.
The final workshop for the three-year “Making Markets Work Better for the Poor, Phase 2” project (M4P2) was held in Hanoi on June 21.
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.
Smoking is one of the primary causes of death and poverty in many countries around the globe, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
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.