Christmas greetings extended to Catholics

Christmas greetings extended to Catholics

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh wished Catholic dignitaries and followers a merry Christmas while visiting the Archdiocese of Hanoi on December 15.

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UNFPA helps Vietnam respond to gender-based, domestic violence

A project to support the development and implementation of evidence and human rights-based policies and programmes on prevention and response to gender violence, domestic violence and on addressing sex work-related issues was launched in Hanoi on December 15.

Helmet law needs reinforcement

Ten years after it came into effect, Vietnam’s mandatory helmet law still struggles to address quality issues and raise motorbike riders’ awareness of the need for safe helmets.

UNICEF-funded project support comprehensive child development

About 35,000 children aged 0-8 and 25,000 parents and caregivers will benefit from a UNICEF-funded project “Mobile integrated early childhood development (MIECD)”, heard a workshop in Hanoi on December 14.

General Duoc re-elected as VWVA chairman

PANO - Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Duoc was re-elected Chairman of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association (VWVA) for the 2017-2022 tenure, as heard at the association’s sixth national congress on December 14.
ICRC: Vietnam has credible voice on International Humanitarian Law

PANO – Vietnam’s viewpoints, measures, and achievements in ensuring human rights have been highly valued by the international community although the country has endured fierce wars with lingering consequences with negative impacts on the life of people nationwide.

Part 2: Improving life of ethnic groups

PANO – Hoa Binh province, with ethnic minority groups making up 72% of its population, also benefits much from INGO projects. 40 projects of 21 INGOs, worth over USD 2 million per year to the province, is considered one of the active assistances, contributing to improving lives of the local ethnic groups.

Part 1: Changes in all walks of life

PANO - At present, over 500 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have permanent operations in Vietnam with a recent estimated annual disbursement of about USD 300 million. This is a meaningful resource for Vietnam because apart from financial assistance, these organizations also focus on capacity building, transferring technology and experiences, and applying new approaches to improve efficiency and sustainability of their projects in Vietnam.

PM urges Lao Cai to protect Sa Pa traditional culture

Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stressed the need to preserve Sa Pa’s traditional culture, considering this the most important job during the transformation process.
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