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Action month for children to be launched
A month of action for children entitled “Listening to children” will be launched across the country from now to June 1, aiming to promote laws and policy as well as actions on ensuring children’s right to participate.

NA Chairman welcomes UN Secretary-General
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung held a reception for UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Hanoi on May 23.
UN chief attends Vietnamese NA’s session
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the role of the Vietnamese NA.
Hoi An launches tourism promotions
Hoi An ancient town has launched a variety of tourism promotions between May and August.
Revising Accounting Law
The Finance Minister stressed the need to revise the Accounting Law to build a complete legal framework.
Vietnam pours 20 billion USD abroad
Vietnam poured a combined 20 billion USD in new and additional capital abroad as of this April.
Work starts on Samsung complex in HCM City
Work began on a production complex across 70 hectares at a hi-tech zone in HCM City.
President Ho Chi Minh statue unveiled
A 7.2m high bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated on May 17.
Vietnam, China hold joint border patrol
A joint patrol between Vietnamese and Chinese border forces was conducted on May 16.
UN chief: Vietnam has made remarkable progress towards achieving MDGs
21/05/2015 | 15:30:00
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency before his visit to Vietnam from May 22-23, in which he talked about the aims of the visit and made recommendations for the country in its transition to the post-2015 sustainable development goals.

One of the main focuses of my forthcoming trip will be on environmental sustainability and climate change. I am honoured to open the Green One UN House - an eco-friendly building now home to the UN family working in Vietnam, he said.


Politics
Japanese air self defence force chief visits Vietnam
The air defence forces of Vietnam and Japan should forge closer links, Senior Lieutenant General, Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army suggested during his reception for the Chief of Staff of Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force, General Harukazu Saito in Hanoi on May 25.
World
Malaysia, Japan agree to lift ties to strategic partnership
Malaysia and Japan agreed to raise their bilateral ties to strategic partnership following talks between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, in Tokyo on May 25.
Business
Lao Cai to build border economic zone with China’s county
Officials of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai held a working session with a delegation from Hong He county in China’s southern Yunnan province on May 25 to discuss preparations for a bilateral cross-border economic cooperation zone.
Culture-Sport
Vietnam photo contest calls for global entries
The Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) launched the eighth International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam 2015 (VN-15) on May 25, calling for entries of all amateur and professional photographers worldwide.
Sci-Tech
IT industry tackles lack of qualified staff
Despite having a large number of universities specialising in information and technology, IT companies in Vietnam are still short of candidates, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association.
Health
Vietnam makes progress in combating micronutrient deficiency
Vietnam has made great progress in addressing micronutrient deficiency over the past years, but there is still a long road ahead for the country to catch up with regional countries, according to the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the Ministry of Health.
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