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Government is setting up the “Viet Nam Panel on Climate Change” and releasing the “Viet Nam Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation”

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 MG 4962 resizeHanoi, 22 January 2015 – Today the Government of Viet Nam is organising a conference on the establishment of the Viet Nam Panel on Climate Change (VPCC), including the country’s leading scientists on climate change impacts and climate change adaptation as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. The conference also announced the “Viet Nam Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX Viet Nam)”. This is the first major collaborative scientific analysis on climate change by Vietnamese researchers.

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New partnership to accelerate green growth in Viet Nam

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 MG 4765 - reviseHanoi, 21 January 2015 - Viet Nam’s efforts to accelerate green growth were boosted today with the launch of a new joint project in the framework of MPI, UNDP and USAID partnership to advance Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy. At the launching ceremony of the new 4-year US$4.128 million initiative, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Mr. Nguyen The Phuong, was joined by the UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam, Ms. Pratibha Mehta and the US Ambassador to Viet Nam, Mr. Ted Osius.

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Hazards, Opportunities Drive Increase in Internal Migration in Viet Nam

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child labour1Jan-20-2015 - A combination of high risks in rural areas and opportunities in the cities has provoked a big increase in internal migration in Viet Nam, according to an IOM report scheduled for release this week.

"Our work with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shows the importance of internal migration in Viet Nam," said David Knight, IOM's Chief of Mission in Viet Nam. "There is great potential to use the income this creates for rural development and innovative policy initiatives could further increase the positive impact on rural communities from this flow of labour," he added.

The research focuses on two migration movements of significance to the government's National Target Programme on New Rural Development: rural-urban migration and environment-induced resettlement schemes.

Viet Nam is one of the most hazard-prone countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 70 per cent of its population exposed to risks from multiple natural hazards. The country has already developed many resettlement adaptation policies and programmes in response to climate change.

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More women in management is good for business

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ilo reportNew ILO study shows that Viet Nam ranks 76th out of 108 countries in proportion of women managers at 23 per cent. It also points out positive link between female leadership and business performance and urges boost from current 5 per cent of women in top positions.

HANOI (ILO News) 13 January 2015 – While women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the last 20 years, a new study by the International Labour Organization finds.

According to Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum, women's percentage share of all managers ranges from 2.1 per cent in the lowest-ranked country of Yemen to 59.3 per cent in Jamaica, which tops the list of 108 countries. Viet Nam ranks 76th with 23 per cent of women in business management.

In Asia, the highest ranking country is the Philippines in 4th place (47.6 per cent), followed by Mongolia with 41.9 per cent in 17th place.

As the proportion of women managers has increased over the past years in most of the countries where the ILO has available data, Viet Nam has also recorded a slight improvement. Also according to Viet Nam's Labour Force Surveys, the share of women among "leaders, managers and administrators" increased by 0.5 per cent to 24.4 in 2013 compared to 2012 and 0.6 per cent between 2011 and 2012.

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