Friendship officials work to enhance Vietnam-US ties

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Associations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong led a delegation to visit the US from August 29 to September 5 with the aim of making the best use of the people-to-people diplomacy to promote bilateral Vietnam-US cooperation.

Day-long programme commemorates Orange Day

VTV4, a channel for overseas Vietnamese, is broadcasting round-the-clock programming on August 10 related to Agent Orange and its victims, to commemorate “Orange Day”.
AO victims to win justice, says President Society

AO victims to win justice, says President

Vietnamese AO victims’ ongoing struggle for justice will be successful, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet at a charity art progamme entitled “ Justice and Heart” held in Hanoi on August 8.

Int’l support for AO/Dioxin victims pours in

Many international organisations said in letters to the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) on the occasion of “For AO Victims Day 2009” (August 10) that they will stand side by side with the association’s struggle for justice.

VNA helps to alleviate AO victims’ plight

The Vietnam News Agency has sent 20.5 million VND in aid to 25 Agent Orange/dioxin victims nationwide and built a house valued at 15 million VND for a victim’s family in southern Tien Giang province.

Action month for AO victims to kick off

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) has targeted raising 98 billion VND for 70,000 Agent Orange/dioxin victims during this year’s action month, which will run from August 10 to September 10.

Red Cross association has a busy year

Vietnam will host the Presidential and Secretary General’s meeting of the Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN)’s humanitarian associations over August 13-14.

NGO grants going strong

Vietnam received commitments to humanitarian and socio-economic assistance from 17 new foreign non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in the first half of the year, despite the impact of the global economic downturn on charitable giving worldwide.