Topics: Human rights

Religious volunteers join health workers in COVID-19 fight Society

Religious volunteers join health workers in COVID-19 fight

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, the city Party Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission and municipal Religious Affairs Committee on October 8 held a send-off ceremony for 50 volunteers who are Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers to join frontline forces in the fight against COVID-19 at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Hospital.
Policy credit capital helps people get out of poverty Society

Policy credit capital helps people get out of poverty

With effective implementation of the lending programme, over the past 19 years, the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) has become an effective tool in realising emergency credit policies, contributing to the country's poverty reduction cause.
VSS to provide fastest support for unemployment fund beneficiaries Society

VSS to provide fastest support for unemployment fund beneficiaries

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will exert every effort to provide the fastest and most convenient support for pandemic-hit employees and employers who are beneficiaries from the Government’s new support package sourced from the unemployment insurance fund, VSS Deputy Director General Le Hung Son has said.
Gov’t officials congratulate Cao Dai followers on biggest festival Society

Gov’t officials congratulate Cao Dai followers on biggest festival

Officials from the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs on September 20 visited and offered congratulations to representatives of the Cao Dai Temple (Tay Ninh Holy See) in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the religion’s biggest festival - “Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung”.
More religious volunteers support COVID-19 fight in HCM City Society

More religious volunteers support COVID-19 fight in HCM City

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on September 18 held a fare-well ceremony, the sixth of its kind, for religious dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers who are voluntarily joining front-liners in the fight against COVID-19 in the city.
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.
Over 795,000 COVID-19 hit workers eligible for assistance  Society

Over 795,000 COVID-19 hit workers eligible for assistance

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has confirmed the list of over 795,000 workers from more than 29,300 employers who are eligible for financial support in 62 out of 63 cities and provinces under the Government's Resolution 68/NQ-CP and the Prime Minister's Decision 23/QĐ-TTg on policies supporting employees and employers affected by COVID-19.
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.