Vietnam unveils plan to make Nha Trang beggar-free in 2020

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam unveils plan to make Nha Trang beggar-free in 2020

The administration of Nha Trang on Wednesday took the wraps off an ambitious plan to make the famous Vietnamese resort town a “beggar-free” city in the next five years.

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For Asia-Pacific, the time to shine in global anti-hunger effort is now

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

For Asia-Pacific, the time to shine in global anti-hunger effort is now

Whenever I visit the Asia-Pacific region I am impressed by its dynamism and the many successes its people have achieved, not least of which was meeting the goal of halving the proportion of hungry people in region under the just-concluded Millennium Development Goals (MDG) effort.

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SMS-texting programme calls for support for AO/dioxin victims

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

SMS-texting programme calls for support for AO/dioxin victims

The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin (VAVA) on February 25 launched a 55-day charitable texting programme to support the sufferers.

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Life in limbo for migrant workers

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Life in limbo for migrant workers

Migrant workers become almost non-citizens once they move from their homeland to live and work elsewhere.

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Workshop discusses assistance for UXO victims

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Workshop discusses assistance for UXO victims

Promoting assistance for victims of unexploded ordnances (UXO) was the focus of discussions at a conference held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on January 13 in Hanoi.

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Hanoi brings warm Tet to policy beneficiaries, poor people

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Hanoi brings warm Tet to policy beneficiaries, poor people

Hanoi will spend nearly VND283 billion (US$12.6 million) on gifts to policy beneficiaries and impoverished households on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year 2016, said Le Toan Khang, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, on January 5.

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Western Union presents handbook to Vietnamese migrant workers

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago 1 related news

Western Union presents handbook to Vietnamese migrant workers

(VOV) - The Western Union and the Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) have presented 20.000 handbooks to Vietnamese migrant workers for reference before they go to work abroad.

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Thailand develops strategies to make most of AEC

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago 1 related news

Thailand develops strategies to make most of AEC

Thailand, the 2nd largest economy in ASEAN, has developed strategies to make the most of opportunities as well as be flexible enough to cope with challenges arising from the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

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Migrant workers need equitable access to social protection

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Migrant workers need equitable access to social protection

A workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 23 on migrant workers’ access to social welfare services.

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Labour minister attends ASEM employment conference

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago

Labour minister attends ASEM employment conference

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen attended the fifth Labour and Employment Ministers’ Conference of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia on December 2-4.

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Vietnam attends ASEM-LEMC conference in Bulgaria

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago

(VOV) - The annual ASEM-LEMC conference, December 2-4, in Sofia, Bulgaria was rich in content and high-ranking participation, reports Chairman Dang Ngoc Tung of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour.

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HCM City confronts drug addiction head-on

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HCM City confronts drug addiction head-on

Drugs addicts from across HCM City will gather at social protection centres before undertaking compulsory detoxification and rehabilitation, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said.

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Social protection centre heads steal $35,000 from patients

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VietnamNet English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

Social protection centre heads steal $35,000 from patients

VietNamNet Bridge – Heads of a social protection centre in the central province of Nghe An embezzled nearly VND800 million (US$35,500) from its mentally ill and elderly patients over the last five years, officials said yesterday, Nov 2.

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Social News 21/10

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Social News 21/10

224 banh my eaters stricken with salmonella poisoning

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Balancing the gender gap

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Báo Đầu Tư English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

Balancing the gender gap

Vietnam has once again been called on to pay more attention to ensuring social welfare and social protection for residents and promoting gender equality as the key solution to addressing gender-biased sex selection.

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