U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber today joined representatives from four coastal provinces of the Red River Delta and development partners to launch the Red River Delta Adaptation and Youth (READY) program, which will promote effective and innovative climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives in Vietnam’s Red River Delta.
The Inclusion of Vietnamese with Disabilities Project (IVWD), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has supported the development of a national inclusive education legal framework that has enabled approximately 500,000 Vietnamese children with disabilities to enjoy school education and brought about information technology training and employment opportunities to 1,400 youths with disabilities over the past ten years.
USAID welcomes the announcement of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) of the official launch of Vietnam’s National Single Window and the integration with the ASEAN Single Window customs system.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a Healthy Markets Innovation Fund – an initiative to identify and invest in innovative social enterprise ideas for HIV-related commodities and services in Vietnam.
Days ago the United Nations agreed on a Post-2015 Development Agenda with 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Two weeks earlier, agreement was reached on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda for financing those inspiring and very ambitious goals. In many ways, Vietnam has become a model for the MDGs and it did so in collaboration with important development partners, including the US, and with the support of many international NGOs, including many based in the US. Today we should celebrate how that came to be, so that we can do even better on our new shared agenda.
Last updated: September 22, 2015