NGOs pledge to aid victims of typhoon Ketsana Society

NGOs pledge to aid victims of typhoon Ketsana

Overseas non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Hanoi have pledged to grant aid of 2.8 million USD and 20 tonnes of rice to the victims of typhoon Ketsana, the ninth storm of the year so far.

Five NGOs receive certificates of merit

Five foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) received certificates of merit from Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan for their outstanding work in 2008.

UN Human Rights Council endorses Vietnam’s UPR

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Sept. 24 endorsed Vietnam’s national report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism at a session that drew the participation of representatives of all 192 Council members, and international and non-governmental organisations.

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.

Landmines kill more than 10,500 in six central provinces

Since the Vietnam war ended in 1975, bombs, landmines, and other unexploded ordnance has caused 10,529 deaths and 12,231 injuries and today they still remain, scattered across 35 percent of the land in six central provinces, according to a project jointly carried out by Vietnamese and American agencies.