Society

General Statistics Office undergoes reforms

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN HABITAT) will help Vietnam carry out its strategy to improve the collecting and recording of statistics, especially population, reproductive health and gender figures to serve the making of socio-economic plans.
Society

UN to help Vietnam develop housing policy

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) plans to grant 400,000 USD to help Vietnam develop its housing policy from now until December 2010, according to the programme’s country director Nguyen Quang.
Environment

Seminar looks to bring clean water to poor people

Policy makers, managers and scientists from Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia and representatives of international organisations and donors are attending a consulting seminar on water and sanitation in Mekong region which opened in Hanoi on April 20.