Vietnam, UK issue joint declaration on strategic partnership Politics

Vietnam, UK issue joint declaration on strategic partnership

Vietnam and the UK issued a “Joint Declaration on the Vietnam - UK Strategic Partnership: Forging Ahead for Another 10 Years” after the talks in Hanoi on September 30 between Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and UK First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Rabb. Following is the full text of the joint declaration.
VFF President presents public opinions, petitions Politics

VFF President presents public opinions, petitions

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presented a report summarizing public opinions and petitions during the opening of the eighth session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on October 21.
HCM City’s voters express concern over education, drug issues Politics

HCM City’s voters express concern over education, drug issues

Voters in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 expressed their concern over education-training, legislation and the use of alcoholics and drug which lead to many traffic accidents during a local meeting with Politburo member and Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.
HCM City’s steps to protect children Society

HCM City’s steps to protect children

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs plans to submit a report to the municipal People’s Committee on the best ways to protect children and help them live in a safe, healthy and inclusive environment.
NGOs urged to unite to protect kids Society

NGOs urged to unite to protect kids

Many public organisations and NGOs operate in the field of children protection in HCM City but do not work closely with one another, according to experts.
Prosecutors want changes to sexual abuse law Society

Prosecutors want changes to sexual abuse law

The Supreme People’s Procuracy, the nation’s premier prosecuting agency, has requested changes in the Penal Code to facilitate investigations into and legal proceedings against child sex abuse suspects.
Vietnam attends summit on online child sex abuse Society

Vietnam attends summit on online child sex abuse

A delegation led by Deputy Minister of Public Security, Sen. Lieut. Gen Le Quy Vuong attended the We Protect Children Online Summit in London on December 10-11, an event that rallied a global move in the war against online child sex abuse.
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Regional nations to combat child sex abuse

Representatives from law enforcement agencies in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam gathered for a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on October 30 to look at ways of jointly combating child sex abuse stemming from the tourist industry.
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Child sex tourism slides under law

Sexual abuse of children has been increasing in Vietnam, especially in tourist destinations, but the country's Penal Code lacks a clause directly governing child sex tourism crimes, according to a joint survey from the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC).