UNDP in the News
Mine Action Project launched with support from Republic of Korea
The project will be carried out in the two provinces of Quang Binh and Binh Dinh from now until December, 2020, with a commitment to making real changes in the lives of many people in the central region.
Vietnam and U.N. to build storm-proof housing for coastal communities
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of families on Vietnam’s typhoon-battered coast will receive free storm-proof houses, which can help pull them out of poverty, government and United Nations officials said.
Vietnam Internet Forum 2017 underway in Hanoi
With the theme “Digital for Good”, VIF17 seeks to provide a platform for exchanging views on how the internet can foster development in ways that are sustainable and inclusive and that provide information and opportunities.
For the UNDP, Viet Nam a model of growth
Mr Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Co-ordinator and the UNDP’s Resident Representative in Viet Nam, writes about the UNDP’s assessment of Viet Nam’s economic reforms and their prospects in boosting co-operation with the country.
Viet Nam’s 100 % renewable energy target attainable: UNDP official
The Việt Nam National Green Growth Strategy has formulated, and has been embraced by all sectors in around 40 provinces and cities. Việt Nam News speaks to Louise Chamberlain, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director in Việt Nam, about the country’s green growth.
Alleviating poverty in wake of great progress
On the occasion of Viet Nam’s National Day, Haoliang Xu, UN assistant secretary-general and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, discusses the country’s rising tide of prosperity and the challenges ahead.
Land disputes in Vietnam: a burden with few solutions
A quarter of surveyed Vietnamese express their concern over land disagreements including land use rights certificate, land boundary and land resettlement, but nearly half choose to do nothing to resolve them, according to UNDP's 2015 Justice Index report.
Breaking gender stereotypes: how to make the ‘abnormal’ normal
Over the past few days I have met with several very talented young people - film makers, script writers and researchers - who are helping to challenge the way we think about women and men. Many spoke about how the UN’s #Howabnormal film competition had forced them to question gender stereotypes, and absurdities they see around them every day.
Only 21 percent of the workforce benefits from social insurance
Although poverty has fallen, lower middle income workers are increasingly vulnerable as they are often excluded from social protection, according to the Viet Nam Human Development Report 2015.
Film about a woman defying her fate takes UNDP award
A short film challenging stereotypes about women born in the year of the tiger wins first prize at the UNDP's #HowAbnormal campaign short film competition.