UNDP in the News
  • Viet Nam commits to cut greenhouse gases 8% a year by 2030Viet 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.

  • Community participation in policymaking discussed in HanoiThe 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.

  • Vietnam and the new global goals2015 is a year of special significance. It not only marks the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of Vietnam and the ending of World War II, but also of the founding of the United Nations. It is therefore fitting that this year’s General Assembly opened with what the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described as “a towering achievement”: the adoption of the 2030 Agenda setting out 17 bold and inspiring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • 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.”

  • Viet Nam: Urban-rural divide could stunt progressHo Chi Minh City has long been Vietnam’s commercial heartland and its key engine of growth, but large disparities remain between urban and rural development. But, unlike many other countries in the region, Vietnam has benefited from a second major pole of growth.

  • Vietnam's rice bowl threatened by rising seasClimate change is turning rivers of Mekong Delta salty, spelling disaster for millions of poor farmers

  • Vietnam's Move to Publish Earnings HailedMired by mismanagement and debt, Mired by mismanagement and debt, state-owned enterprises are the bane of the Vietnamese economy. But a recent move to publicize earnings is being hailed as a revolutionary step towards reform.

  • Vietnam: Sea-level rise could "displace millions"For centuries, residents around Can Tho, a city of 1.1m people in southern Vietnam, just 0.8m above sea level, have depended on flood cycles to grow crops. However, experts warn there is a possibility that sea levels will rise in the delta region around Can Tho due to climate change, causing devastating floods that will displace millions and destroy those crops.

  • Vietnam needs new approaches to fight corruptionOn December 9, International Anti-corruption Day is marked around the world and commitments to crack down on corruption are renewed. The day is also an important reminder of the tremendous human cost of corruption, which affects everyone, with the poor suffering the most.

  • Vietnam Land Law revision should improve fairness, transparency - analystsFish farmer Doan Van Vuon became something of a folk hero earlier this year when he used homemade landmines and guns to stop local officials, police and soldiers from forcibly taking his land in northern Vietnam.