Key Agencies Working on Ethnic Minority Issues

National Assembly

National Assembly Council of Ethnic Minorities

No. 35 Ngo Quyen
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84 8 04 6120

Government Agencies:

Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs

No. 80, Phan Dinh Phung, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
Tel: 84. 4.843 1876 /080 42572
The Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs (Committee for Nationalities) is a ministerial-level agency of the Government, which functions to perform the State management over the ethnic work throughout the country; the State management over public services and acts as representative of the owner of State capital portions at State-invested enterprises under its management as prescribed by law.

Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)

Department of Social Protection
No. 35, Tran Phu, Ha Noi
Tel: 84. 4. 9362926
The Department of Social Protection is under the management of the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs. Its functions are to assist the Minister in performing the state management related to war veteran, war- invalids and elders issues; to provide social protection for targeted citizen; and to implement poverty reduction program throughout the country as prescribed by law.

Miinistry of Education and Training (MOET)

Department of Education for Ethnic Minorities
No. 49 Dai Co Viet, Ha Ba Trung, Ha Noi
Tel: 84. 4. 869-5712
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

The Department of Education for Ethnic Minorities is under the management of the Ministry of Education and Training. It functions to assist the Minister in performing the State management on education for ethnic minorities.


Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD)
No. 2 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: 84. 4 8235804
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is a governmental agency performing state management functions in the fields of agriculture, forestry, salt production, irrigation / water services and rural development nationwide, including state management functions with regard to delivery of public service and management of the State’s ownership of rural state owned enterprises in accordance with legal documents.


Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
83 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ha Noi
Tel: 7732 731
Fax: 8359 221

Ministry of Planning and Investment

2 Hoang Van Thu, Hanoi
Tel: 8455 298
Fax: 8234 453

Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)

80 Quan su, HaNoi
Tel: 9421 061/9421 062
Fax:9424 115

Mass organizations:


Vietnam Fatherland Front
Advisory Council on Ethnic Minorities
46 Tràng Thi - Hà N?i
Email: [email protected]


Vietnam Women' Union
No. 39 Hang Chuoi, Ha Noi
Tel: 84.4. 9713436
Fax: 84. 4. 9713143

Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) is an unique organization of women at all strata throughout the country. It is a member of the Vietnam Fatherland’s Front, the Women’s International Democratic Federation and ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organization. VWU is mandated to strive for the equality and advancement of all women, protect and promote legitimate rights and interests of women.


Vietnam Farmers Union
Bureau of Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas
No. 103 Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
Tel: 84. 4. 8456137/
Email: [email protected]

Vietnamese institutes, research bodies and other organisations:

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen Road, Cau Giay Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone : (+84-4) 7562193 - Fax: (+84-4) 8360351

Rural Development Services Centre

218 Doi Can Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone: (+84 4) 832 77 63/762 531 41
Email: [email protected]

Sustainable Upland Resource Management and Development Network (SURDM)

19 Le Thanh Tong, Hoan Kiem, Han Noi
Telephone: (+84 4) 933 26 29
Email: [email protected]


Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI)


12C Pham Huy Thong, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: (+84 4) 7717367
Fax: (+84 4) 7715691
Email: [email protected]


Vietnam Upland Forum (VUF)

Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry
102 Phung Hung Str, Hue, Vietnam
Tel: 84 (054) 538405; 525049
Email: [email protected]

Centre for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (CARES)

Hanoi Agricultural University
Trau Quy, Gia Lam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84-4-8765607 Fax: 84-4-8766642

Email: [email protected]