Vietnamese, Francophone parliaments promote human rights Politics

Vietnamese, Francophone parliaments promote human rights

A National Assembly delegation on October 25 attended a conference on strengthening the role of parliamentarians of member countries of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) in implementing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism on human rights.
Vietnam keeps close watch on developments in East Sea: spokeswoman Politics

Vietnam keeps close watch on developments in East Sea: spokeswoman

Vietnamese relevant agencies always keep a close watch on developments in the East Sea, and Vietnam has full historical evidence and legal foundations to affirm its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in accordance with international law, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has affirmed.
Cooperation is needed to ensure effective response to COVID-19: Diplomat Politics

Cooperation is needed to ensure effective response to COVID-19: Diplomat

Minister Counselor Nguyen Phuong Anh, deputy head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, underlined the need for countries to strengthen solidarity and close cooperation to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially ensuring timely and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatment for all.
Amnesty – special humanitarian decision of significant meaning Society

Amnesty – special humanitarian decision of significant meaning

Amnesty is a major policy of the Party and State, manifesting the fine tradition of the nation in strictly handling of those who violate the law while giving clemency and humanitarian treatment to prisoners who really rehabilitate themselves and wish to return to society as an useful citizen, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, head of the Advisory Council on Amnesty 2021 wrote in his recent article on the occasion of the President signing a decision to grant amnesty to 3,035 prisoners.
Vietnam affirms solidarity with Cuba amidst difficulties Politics

Vietnam affirms solidarity with Cuba amidst difficulties

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association have sent a solidarity message affirming strong support for Cuban people in the context that the Cuban Revolution is facing the most difficult time during its 60-year history due to impacts of economic siege and embargos and the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNHRC adopts Vietnam-proposed resolution on climate change, human rights Society

UNHRC adopts Vietnam-proposed resolution on climate change, human rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on July 14 wrapped up its 47th session in Geneva, Switzerland, with 27 resolutions adopted, including one regarding climate change and human rights, which was initiated and compiled by Vietnam together with Bangladesh and the Philippines, focusing on vulnerable groups, especially the disabled and the elderly.
Vietnam ready to cooperate with EU in human rights issue Politics

Vietnam ready to cooperate with EU in human rights issue

Vietnam treasures the comprehensive cooperative partnership with the European Union (EU) and stays ready to discuss and cooperate with the EU on human rights issue in a straightforward, open and respectful manner to increase mutual understanding via the annual human right dialogue mechanism and other bilateral exchange frameworks, said Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
President holds phone talks with UN Secretary-General Politics

President holds phone talks with UN Secretary-General

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated Antonio Guterres on his reappointment by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as UN Secretary-General in the 2022-2026 tenure, and proposed a number of measures to further foster the Vietnam-UN partnership during their phone talks on June 19.
Vietnam pledges to contribute to maintaining peace, stability in Middle East Politics

Vietnam pledges to contribute to maintaining peace, stability in Middle East

Vietnam will actively contribute to the international community’s joint efforts in maintaining peace, stability and development in the Middle East, including the settlement of the Israel-Palestine issue, a representative of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation and other organisations in Geneva, has affirmed.
Vietnamese show stronger interest in legislative body: UNDP representative Politics

Vietnamese show stronger interest in legislative body: UNDP representative

Vietnamese people are showing stronger interest in the National Assembly and issues related to the powerful agency, reflected by their high level of engagement in preparations for the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th NA and People’s Councils at all levels in the 2021-2026 tenure, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen has said.