UNDP in the News
- Alleviating poverty in wake of great progress
- Land disputes in Vietnam: a burden with few solutions
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.
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.
Community participation in policymaking discussed in Hanoi
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam, in collaboration with the international nongovernmental organisation Oxfam, held a seminar entitled “Between prestige and mechanism: The people’s participation and local elections in Vietnam” in Hanoi on October 13.
Viet Nam commits to cut greenhouse gases 8% a year by 2030
Viet Nam hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8 per cent a year by 2030. This is equal to about 787.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
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.
New advisory council established for climate change committee
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) launched an Advisory Council for the National Committee on Climate Change on January 22, bringing together leading Vietnamese scientists in areas related to climate change assessment and relief and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
National Assembly to decide Viet Nam’s direction on Gender Equality
“This is a pivotal moment for Viet Nam. The National Assembly has the opportunity to update the election law so that is it aligned with national laws and policies and international commitments thereby advancing Viet Nam forward in its journey.”
Supporting climate action in Vietnam through the budget
Central Vietnam is facing some of the worst drought conditions in more than a decade, with water reservoirs running low, previously drought-resistant trees dying and farmers struggling to protect their crops and livestock. In its assessment of extreme weather events and disasters, the Vietnam Panel on Climate Change (VPCC) warns of increasing exposure to such harmful impacts.