UNDP in the News

  • Viet Nam: Beyond Fish and Ships

    Fish and ships are at the core of what Viet Namese planners call their "maritime economy,” an idea set out in the government’s "Ocean Strategy to 2020” published earlier this year. Offshore oil and gas and beach-front tourism are additional ways that Viet Nam hopes to make the most of its 3,200 kilometers and marine resources.

  • Vietnam finds itself vulnerable if sea rises

    For centuries, as monsoon rains, typhoons and wars have swept over them and disappeared into the sunshine, the farmers and fishermen of the Mekong Delta have drawn life from the water and fertile fields where the great river ends its 2,700-mile journey to the sea.