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Vietnam faces rapid aging problem

Vietnam faces rapid aging problem

Vietnam has one of the fastest population aging rates in the world, which is a major challenge when it comes to dealing with pension and social welfare issues for the elderly, according to experts.

Consultations on the implementation of Youth Law

(VOV) -A conference to gather experts’ opinions on the implementation of the Youth Law was held on August 11 by the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Silver linings for Vietnam’s ageing population

Silver linings for Vietnam’s ageing population

(VOV) - Vietnam’s population has expanded rapidly over the past 25 years, having grown from 66.2 million in 1990 to 90.5 million in 2014, according to the latest figures of the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Aging population poses difficulties in Vietnam

In the next ten years, ten million Vietnamese will become senior citizens, placing social welfare and middle-income-trap burdens on the country, unveiled Professor Dr Nguyen Dinh Cu during a dialogue on population policies held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 17.

Vietnam faces population challenges: NA official

Vietnam has made a number of achievements after 12 years of implementing the Population Ordinance including reducing the birth rate to 17.2 (per 1,000 people) from 19.9 in 1999, said a senior National Assembly official.

Luxembourg treasures ties with Vietnam

Luxembourg treasures ties with Vietnam

Luxembourg treasures its relationship with Vietnam, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri said when he was presented with Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang’s credentials by Vietnam’s Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Vuong Thua Phong on June 3.

Vietnam appeals to UNFPA for help on population policy

Vietnam appeals to UNFPA for help on population policy

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan asked the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to support Vietnam on sustainable population development and management.

Farmers’ Association honours Arthur Erken

Farmers’ Association honours Arthur Erken

(VOV) -Arthur Erken, a representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam (UNFPA), was honoured on May 26 by the Vietnam Farmers’ Association (VFA) at a ceremony in Hanoi.

UNFPA to help Vietnam make population policies

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Vuong Dinh Hue and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ritsu Nacken explored the possibility of cooperation in designing population-relation policies during their working session in Hanoi on March 31.

Vietnam reiterates commitment to empowering women

Vietnam reiterates commitment to empowering women

Vietnam has reiterated its commitment to the strategic goals set by the Beijing Plan of Actions on empowering women at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) which opened in New York on March 9.

Hanoi casts the spotlight on gender inequality

Hanoi casts the spotlight on gender inequality

(VOV) - In observance of International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), a rally and march were held in Hanoi on September 28 to raise awareness of gender imbalance at birth in Vietnam.

Vietnam seeks to improve health care for elderly

Measures for improving health care for Vietnam ’s aged population were the focus of a conference organised by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Hanoi on September 26.

Midwifery investment can save millions of lives of women

Midwifery investment can save millions of lives of women

(VOV) - The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam and the Ministry of Health (MOH), reveals that having midwives at the bedside of each pregnant woman in the world can save millions of lives.

Nha Trang observes World Population Day

Nha Trang observes World Population Day

(VOV) -Nha Trang city hosted a meeting on July 10 to mark this year’s World Population Day (July 11) themed “Investing in young people”.