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Workshop seeks ways to protect, promote human rights amid COVID-19

Protecting and promoting human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic was the theme of a workshop jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi on December 15.The country proposed the International Day of ...

Vietnam scores average in global social performance index

Vietnam achieved an average score in 2020 Social Progress Index, finishing 88th out of 163 global economies. The nation earned a total score of 68.85 out of 100, above the global average of 64.24, according to the index released last week by Washington-based nonprofit Social ...

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International law governing cyberspace globally urgently needed to ensure human rights

A virtual executive seminar themed “International law governing cyberspace” was co-held by the Department of Foreign Relations under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) in coordination with the Dutch Embassy and the EU delegation to Vietnam in Hanoi on August 27.The event was aimed at ...

Vietnam actively engages in UN Human Rights Council’s 44th session

A Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai – Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland – actively engaged in events during the three-week UN Human Rights Council’s 44th regular session that ...

UN calls for end to son preference and gender-biased sex selection

Urgent, accelerated action is needed to stop gender-biased sex selection and other practices that harm women and girls, according to UNFPA State of World Population report 2020 that was released on July 17 in Hanoi by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.The report, which focuses ...

Religious freedom in Vietnam requires objective insight and verified information

The US Department of State has recently released the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report, which discussed Vietnam’s achievements and progress in ensuring and promoting religious values and various beliefs. However, the report contained plenty of biased, inaccurate, and unverified information regarding the current religious situation ...

Việt Nam Government presents reports on joining ILO convention against forced labour to parliament

Joining the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (Convention 105) is significant to Việt Nam in political, economic, social and legal spheres, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh said on Wednesday. With 10 chapters, it prescribes fundamental international regulations on the abolition of ...

Vietnam makes big leap in human development: UNDP

Vietnam has made good progress in human development, with an average annual Human Development Index (HDI) growth of 1.36 percent during the 1990-2018 period. This places Vietnam among the group of countries with the highest HDI growth rate in the world.This is one of the key ...

PM issued roadmap for SDGs realisation by 2030

Vietnam has rolled out a roadmap to realise 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to 2030, focusing on aspects of economics, social affairs and the environment.According the roadmap issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Decision 681/QD-TTg, strong efforts will made to eradicate all forms ...

Vietnam respects right to freedom of religion and belief: FM spokesperson

The State of Vietnam has been consistent in its policy of respecting and guaranteeing the right to freedom of all citizens to follow or not to follow any religion and belief, the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed at the ministry’s ...

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