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July 10, 2014

HANOI, July 10, 2014 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its first-ever Biodiversity Policy in Washington on July 8, setting forth an ambitious vision of conserving biodiversity globally for sustainable long-term development.

Over the past 50 years, the world has seen more progress toward economic prosperity and human development than during any other time in human history, but at the same time, humans have altered the environment at an alarming rate, with sometimes dire consequences for biodiversity and the ecosystem services that sustain our life. Vietnam is ranked as the 16th most biodiversity rich country in the world and also a major hub for wildlife trafficking, supplying domestic and international markets with a variety of live animals, animal parts and medicinal plants. Under the new policy, Vietnam is identified by USAID as a priority country for biodiversity programming.

USAID helps combat avian and pandemic influenza in Vietnam.
February 10, 2014

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out a project that applies a One Health approach to reduce the threats to public health from avian and pandemic influenza (API) and other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the Vietnam Forests and Deltas Program launch.
January 16, 2014

Climate change is a global issue that knows no national boundaries and a challenge that can best be addressed internally.  The negative impact felt by the people living in communities like Quất Lâm is shared in communities in the U.S. That’s why environment was highlighted as an important issue in the Comprehensive Partnership that was announced last year between President Sang and President Obama.   The tangible effects of climate change are one of the reasons that we are so committed to cooperating with the Government of Vietnam to address this important area.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker delivers opening remarks at the launching event.
January 16, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the Vietnam Forests and Deltas climate change project in Nam Dinh province on January 16.  The estimated $26 million project supports Vietnam’s goals for climate-resilient, low emission, sustainable development by improving land-use planning, forest and natural resource management and engaging communities in development of action plans to address climate change impacts.

U.S. Ambassador David Shear speaks at the launch for USAID's Vietnam Country Development Cooperation Strategy.
January 14, 2014

It is my pleasure to be here today to launch the next phase of development cooperation between the United States and Vietnam.  USAID’s development work has played a pivotal role in advancing the relationship between our two countries.  The Country Development Cooperation Strategy launched today, outlines a shared vision and continued partnership to address Vietnam’s development needs over the next five years.   

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the launch ceremony.
January 14, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signaled its robust support for the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership with an event to launch its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which outlines the USAID’s development assistance program in Vietnam from 2014 through 2018.  At the event, USAID signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Justice to officially begin USAID’s new Governance for Inclusive Growth program.

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