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U.S. Ambassador David Shear speaks at the launch of Ha Long Bay Alliance.
April 15, 2014

HANOI, April 15, 2014 -- The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with Quang Ninh People’s Committee, today launched the “Ha Long Bay Alliance,” a joint public-private effort that will bring together U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, private sector business partners, and key local and national stakeholders to help preserve and protect Ha Long Bay. The Alliance will be supported with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s major international tourist attractions and a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also sustains a range of other economically important activities such as aquaculture, fisheries, harbor, mining and transportation. These economic development activities have increasingly placed pressure on the Bay, degraded the environment, and made the livelihoods of communities who are dependent on the Bay more vulnerable.

The Ha Long Bay Alliance aims to foster cooperation to ensure the sustainability of the Bay by raising the awareness and capacity of local nongovernmental and governmental organizations to effectively manage natural resources.

September 24, 2013

Our experience both here in Vietnam and globally is that a vibrant civil society sector is essential to connecting individuals facing the greatest HIV risks to lifesaving services.  Thanks to the critical efforts of many of the civil society organizations represented here today, thousands of people in Vietnam are living happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions, and to say how proud USAID is of its history of support to building the organizational, technical, and advocacy capacity of civil society in Vietnam. With donor support, civil society organizations in Vietnam are increasingly at the forefront of delivering relevant, high-quality, and low-cost HIV services to those who need them most.

Hanoi students attend the screening of Poaching Wars to mark World Rhino Day.
September 19, 2013

The U.S. and British Embassies in Hanoi hosted a documentary screening to raise awareness of the need to protect the world’s rhinos and elephants.  Nearly 130 representatives from the Vietnamese government, conservation organizations, diplomatic corps, and students attended the screening of Poaching Wars to mark World Rhino Day.

Photo of a previous USAID-supported activity in Kon Tum Province.
September 9, 2013

About 10,000 primary and secondary students will receive vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an extended, U.S.-supported activity launched today Quoc Oai, Hanoi.

Panelists discuss results of the USAID STAR program at a closing ceremony.
August 26, 2013

Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took stock of results today at the close of a three-year project that helped 19 government ministries and agencies implement trade-related legislation, build capacity for trade liberalization and governance, and further economic integration.

August 22, 2013

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