Society

Mine clearance needs both domestic, international resources

Vietnam is trying its best to overcome the consequences of post-war bombs and mines, for a peaceful life of the people. In this issue, support of the international community plays an important role but much needs to be done to help them truly understand and assist Vietnam better.
Business

IFAD grants 33 mln USD loan to Vietnamese farming

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide 33 million USD in preferential loans for Vietnam’s sustainable agriculture development, especially climate change response and credit for poor farmers.
Health

Vaccination key to achieving MDGs

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology's director, Nguyen Tran Hien, spoke to Suc khoe & Doi song (Health and Life) newspaper about the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation.
ASEAN states join field disaster response drill in Hanoi Society

ASEAN states join field disaster response drill in Hanoi

Relevant forces from ten ASEAN member countries and observers from China , Japan , the Republic of Korea , Australia , New Zealand , the US and UN bodies took part in a field disaster response simulation exercise in Hanoi ’s Ba Vi mountain area on October 23.
US MP opposes mark-up of Vietnam human rights act Politics

US MP opposes mark-up of Vietnam human rights act

Ranking Member Eni Faleomavaega of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on June 27 expressed disappointment with the mark-up by the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee of H.R. 1897, the Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013. 
World Heritage Committee convenes in Cambodia World

World Heritage Committee convenes in Cambodia

The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) opened its 37 th session in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh on June 16.
World

Cambodia to host World Heritage Committee meeting

Cambodia is going to host the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) from June 16 to 27, said a press release from the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Council of Ministers of Cambodia.
Society

Vietnam calls for int’l aid to build new rural areas

A number of prioritised areas in which Vietnam is calling for international assistance during the implementation of the national target programme on building new-style rural areas have been identified at a forum in Hanoi on May 14.