Officers and soldiers of Vietnam's second level-2 field hospital (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Preventing conflicts, enhancing preventive diplomacy, settling conflicts via peaceful measures, intensifying multilateralism, consolidating sustainable development, coping with climate change and promoting human rights will be Vietnam’s priorities during its term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021. With the aim of becoming a “partner for sustainable peace,” Vietnam has made direct contributions to international peacekeeping missions. Five years after Vietnam joined the UN peacekeeping operations in 2014, the country has sent officers to two UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. The country’s first level-2 field hospital has been awarded with the UN’s “For the cause of peacekeeping” order. As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2008-2009, Vietnam … [Read more...] about Vietnam records remarkable achievements in human rights
Women and peace
Irina Konhiukhova (R) and children participating in the "Peace Road" project in Kalmykia, Russia. The projects include “Peace Road,” to be carried out the areas which were battlefields, and underprivileged areas, and “Arch of Peace” which will build gates as a symbol of peace, starting from Ukraine. Russia aims to compile a document similar to the Peace Chapter, stipulating basic regulations on respect for sovereignty and human rights, as well as mechanisms and procedures for conflict settlement, she said, urging countries, including Vietnam, to participate in the compilation. Konhiukhova also suggested these countries develop their own peace law in order to avoid groundless conflicts. She said anti-terrorism is Russia’s another priority, adding that the country will launch projects to study areas vulnerable to terrorism like North Caucasus. Besides, Russia has paid attention to narrowing development gaps. Russia … [Read more...] about Russia calls on Vietnam to participate in peace projects
The Vietnamese national women’s football team have been promised more than VND10 billion (US$438,569) and a number of valuable items including a car and motorbikes in rewards following their successful title defense against Thailand at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Sunday. The Vietnamese women toiled in 120 minutes at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila before they could edge past Thailand, with the gold-winning goal scored in the 92nd minute. The minimal victory won the Vietnamese women the sixth gold medal in SEA Games women’s football so far, with the other five clinched in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2017. Following the triumph, Vietnam's Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien, who is also the president of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, decided to reward the team with VND1 billion (US$43,148). Likewise, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), Hung Thinh Corporation, and Le Van Kiem, chairman of Long Thanh Golf Investment … [Read more...] about Vietnam to reward SEA Games women’s football champions with big bucks
Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
As scheduled, Former U.S President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama visit the Southeast Asian country from December 8 to 11 in the framework of visits to some Asian nations. They visited Vietnam to talk about the Girls Opportunity Alliance under the Obama Foundation which help to fight against illiteracy amongst juvenile girls and women from the grass root by creating chances for them to grasp and pursuit their dreams through education. In the reception, Chief Nhan welcomed the former US President’s visit affirming that the visit has shown former US President and his wife’s deep concern to the bilateral relation generally and Vietnam’s growth particularly. Since the two countries have normalized the diplomatic relations, leaders of Vietnam and the US have paid more visits especially General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong’s first visit to the US in 2015 and Barack Obama’s official visit to Vietnam as the President of the US in … [Read more...] about HCMC Party Chief Nhan receives former US President Barack Obama