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Vietnam improves its position on Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam is up three ranks on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index this year, moving ahead on several fronts.

Poverty leading concern in Vietnam despite low wealth gap awareness

Poverty remains a top concern among Vietnamese people, according to a report evaluating the country’s public administrative procedures.

Nickel-and-dimed in sweatshops: Australian brands squeeze Vietnamese garment workers

Vietnamese workers making garments for Australian brands are unable to afford basic necessities and suffer sub-standard working conditions, said Oxfam.
March 19, 2019 | 07:44 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man single-handedly fights drug habit, wins

Despite losing an arm to a police bullet, Do Hoang Toan has painstakingly rebuilt his life to script an inspiring story.
March 18, 2019 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Hanoi samaritans help children of cancer patients

A charity set up by volunteers enables kids, whose lives have been thrown into turmoil, to continue going to school.
February 04, 2019 | 08:30 am GMT+7

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday.
January 21, 2019 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Where a 50-cent meal is good enough reason to go to school

In Ha Giang in Vietnam’s northern mountains, poverty forces many kids to drop out, but the prospects of hot meals also entice some.
January 10, 2019 | 08:04 am GMT+7

Poverty's down, but that's small comfort for Vietnam's destitute

Conventional welfare programs, ironically, can’t help the ones who need them the most.
January 01, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

9 ubiquitous items students have in Vietnam's northern mountains

They may be very basic but actually go a long way in ensuring poor ethnic children get education.
December 25, 2018 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

Six million Vietnamese lifted out of poverty in five years: report

In Vietnam, extreme poverty dropped to 2 percent in 2016 but poverty remains widespread among ethnic minorities, a new report shows.
December 20, 2018 | 09:21 am GMT+7

Two percent of Vietnamese still defecate in open: official

Nearly two million Vietnamese, or 2 percent of the population, still defecate in public, spreading diseases like flu, diarrhea and dysentery, an official said.
November 22, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

When the school becomes a child’s only refuge

Harrowing real life stories of children show that education is the only light that can chase darkness from their lives.
November 15, 2018 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Hunger stalks Asia's booming cities: UN agencies

Hundreds of millions of children and adults in Asia's rapidly expanding cities are undernourished, United Nations officials said on Friday.
November 02, 2018 | 09:33 am GMT+7

Relocate households from Hue’s ‘imperial’ slum with minimal disruption: PM

Provincial authorities should ensure slum residents at Hue Citadel are resettled nearby and can continue with their occupations, the PM says.
October 29, 2018 | 08:34 am GMT+7

Across Vietnam, squalid school toilets endanger students’ health

Children dread using them even if there are enough to go around, which there often aren’t.
October 28, 2018 | 08:14 am GMT+7
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