Politics

Norwegian PM praises progress in Vietnam

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg spoke to the Vietnamese press in Hanoi on April 16 during a three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Vietnam show good performance in realising MDGs Society

Vietnam show good performance in realising MDGs

Vietnam has gained many important achievements in realising Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially in poverty reduction, gender equality and education, according to a report released at a conference in Hanoi on April 17.
Norwegian leader visit to foster multi-faceted ties with Vietnam Politics

Norwegian leader visit to foster multi-faceted ties with Vietnam

The official visit to Vietnam by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg from April 16-18 is expected to boost bilateral relations which have grown over the last four decades.

Since their diplomatic ties were established in November 1971, Vietnam and Norway have seen their relations actively developing across politics, economics, culture and society.

Politics

Parliaments discuss role in ensuring health care for all

The Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) convened its second session on March 31 in Hanoi, where they discussed the progress of the 2012 IPU Resolution on “The basic rights to access health care; the role of parliaments in addressing key challenges securing the health of women and children”.
IPU-132: interaction between UN, parliaments under spotlight Politics

IPU-132: interaction between UN, parliaments under spotlight

The interaction between UN country teams and national parliaments as seen via outcomes of IPU field missions was the main topic of the March 31 session of the Office of the Standing Committee for UN Affairs as part of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) in Hanoi.
Politics

Vietnam, Sudan legislatures reinforce ties

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung proposed the Vietnamese and Sudanese legislative bodies increase delegation exchanges and cooperation at regional and global forums while receiving Speaker of the Sudan National Assembly Al Fatih Izzeldin Al Mansour in Hanoi on March 30.
NA leader welcomes UN Assistant Secretary-General Politics

NA leader welcomes UN Assistant Secretary-General

Chairman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung has assured the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary General and UN Assistant Secretary-General Amina Mohammed that Vietnam will do its best to ensure the success of the IPU-132.
Women parliamentarians seek gender equality frameworks Politics

Women parliamentarians seek gender equality frameworks

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has re-affirmed Vietnam's long-time policy in promoting gender equality and empowering women, when addressing the 21st Meeting of the Women Parliamentarians at the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Hanoi on March 28.
NA Chairman welcomes IPU former Secretary-General Politics

NA Chairman welcomes IPU former Secretary-General

Vietnam wants to make contributions to the Inter-parliamentary Union’s (IPU) evaluation of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the outlining of post-2015 sustainable development goals.
UN Resident Coordinator highlights UN-IPU affiliation Politics

UN Resident Coordinator highlights UN-IPU affiliation

Dr. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency, talking about the cooperation between the UN and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and parliaments’ role in sustainable development goals on the occasion of the upcoming 132 nd IPU Assembly.
World

Lao National Assembly convenes eighth session

The 7th National Assembly of Laos began its eighth session in Vientiane on December 9, planning to discuss key socio-economic issues with a focus on how to fulfill the country’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Lao businesses look towards ASEAN Economic Community World

Lao businesses look towards ASEAN Economic Community

Lao businesses gathered at their ninth conference in Vientiane on December 3 to seek measures to facilitate business and investment activities ahead of the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.