New forest law excludes disadvantaged groups


Update: April, 21/2017 – 09:00
Residents of Mường Nhé District in the northern province of Điện Biên grow pineapple trees on land given to them by the Government. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
HÀ NỘI — Disadvantaged groups are not benefiting from the new Law on Forest and Development, experts said at a conference Wednesday in Hà Nội on amendments to the fifth draft of the Law on Forest and Development.

Although altered five times, the draft has not regulated the rights of disadvantaged groups to own and use forests, especially of the ethnic minorities who will be most affected by the law, said Lương Thị Trường, director of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Mountainous Areas (CSDM). Tiếp tục đọc

Painter captures pure eyes of minority kids in mountainous Vietnam (photos)


Updated : 04/06/2017 11:02 GMT + 7

A Hanoi-based artist has spent the last decade frequenting the mountainous areas in northern Vietnam to capture the beauty of minority people, especially children and women, onto his canvas.

Le The Anh, 39, now has hundreds of paintings featuring the life and people of the northern ethnic minority groups.

The artist, currently working at the fine arts department at the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, came up with the topic in 2006 and has since spared one month every year to visit the northwestern area to follow his dream. Tiếp tục đọc

Các nhóm dân tộc thiểu số ở phía Bắc Việt Nam hưởng lợi từ dự án hợp tác giữa Tổ chức Cứu trợ Trẻ em và Ngân hàng Thế giới

10 Tháng 11 Năm 2016 – Trang này bằng: English

Hà Nội, ngày 10 tháng 11 năm 2016, Tổ chức Cứu trợ Trẻ em đã ký kết thỏa thuận viện trợ với Ngân hàng thế giới để triển khai dự án Lồng ghép cải thiện tình trạng dinh dưỡng trẻ em khu vực miền núi phía Bắc, triển khai tại tỉnh Yên Bái và Sơn La (giai đoạn 2017-2021). Tiếp tục đọc

LandMark: Protecting Indigenous and Community Lands by Making Them Visible

WRI – Up to 65 percent of the world’s land is held by Indigenous Peoples and communities, yet only 10 percent is legally recognized as belonging to them. The rest, held under customary tenure arrangements, is largely unmapped, not formally demarcated, and therefore invisible to the world. Without strong legal protections or concrete maps delineating their territories, communities are vulnerable to losing their land to governments and investors for economic and commercial development.

That’s where LandMark comes in. Launched today, LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are held and used by Indigenous Peoples and communities. The platform aims to raise awareness, engage audiences, and help these people protect their land rights. Shining a light on indigenous and community land reduces the likelihood that irregular acquisitions and expropriations go unnoticed, and helps protect the livelihoods and well-being of billions of rural people.

1) Indigenous and Community Land Is Not “Vacant” Land.

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