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Oxfam in Asia recognises and values the role played by journalists in highlighting injustice, discrimination and exclusion to build a fairer more just and equitable Asia. The theme for the 2021-2022 Journalism for Equitable Asia award is ‘Inequality-threat to lives and livelihoods’.
In an interview with the Government newspaper, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Huy, Oxfam's Senior Advisor on climate change in Vietnam, said that the dual goals can be realised thanks to the existing advantages and shifts in the growth model.
At the COP26 summit on November 1, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh commits to reducing carbon emission to zero by 2050 and calls for fairness and justice in climate change issues.
Commenting on the recent scandals in charity and transparency, Mr. Pham Quang Tu, Deputy National Director of Oxfam in Vietnam, said that if the Draft Decree replacing Decree 64 on charity work is approved*, this problem will partially be resolved.
Vietnam's poverty rate per capita on the threshold of US$ 5.50 a day is forecast to increase by 3 to 10 percentage points depending on the extent of the pandemic's impact, making Vietnam among the 20 countries with the fastest-growing poverty rates in the world.