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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:15am

Hanoi, November 18, 2016 – In support of the Government of Vietnam’s commitment to effectively enforce its conservation laws and international treaties to protect endangered and threatened species, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Saving Species project to reduce wildlife crime.

Global wildlife crime continues to rise rapidly and has reached crisis levels. The poaching and illicit trade of marine and land-dwelling animals is worth an estimated $20 billion a year. At current rates, experts predict that the world’s most iconic endangered species, including rhinos, elephants, and tigers, will perish from the planet within the next decade. Wildlife trafficking is a transnational criminal enterprise that generates billions of dollars of illicit revenue annually, threatens national security, undermines the rule of law, and facilitates the spread of infectious diseases.

USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Gloria Steele (center) in a group photo with a local forest management
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.

MoU signing event.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:45pm

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Limited (Coca-Cola Vietnam) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a partnership to increase the use of renewable energy and improve industrial energy efficiency in Vietnam.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of National Defense.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 5:00am

Today, Vietnam and the United States jointly commemorated the start of the second and final phase of thermal treatment at the Danang Airport.  This phase will remediate a second batch of approximately 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil and sediment under a project that is greatly benefiting the people of Danang and is of historic importance for the bilateral relationship. U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of National Defense, ceremoniously switched on the thermal treatment system with many U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, representatives of foreign embassies and development partners and media representatives in attendance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:00am

Vietnam earned another four awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), a U.S. Government (USG) program to fund scientific research in developing countries, bringing the total number of PEER awards won by Vietnamese scientists to 12.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and his husband Clayton Bond join Vietnamese government officials and celebrities to demonstrate how t
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 7:30am

Leaders and senior officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH), the US Embassy, local authorities, HIV workers and community groups, and celebrities gathered today at an event to launch the first-ever HIV self-testing services in the country. The launch marks a new trend in Vietnam, where HIV-affected populations will have a new choice to test themselves for HIV in a private and confidential way, and therefore be the first to know their preliminary results.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded a five-year grant to the Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life (LIFE), a Vietnamese organization, to strengthen community-led approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam today announced the arrival of new leadership.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its new, five-year, $26 million project to strengthen and sustain Vietnam's HIV and AIDS response.

Distribution of water containers in Ben Tre province.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 3:15am

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius announced today that the U.S. Government has provided an additional $500,000 in emergency assistance to help those who have been affected by the worst drought and saltwater intrusion Vietnam has faced in decades.

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Last updated: December 07, 2016

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