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Communication work on human rights to be stepped up

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued a document asking ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Governmental agencies, People’s Committees of provinces and central-level cities, and central committees of mass organisations to implement a number of tasks to materialise a project on communication on human rights ...

Human rights to be taught in educational institutions nationwide

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed Directive No. 34/CT-TTg dated December 21, 2021 of the Prime Minister on strengthening the implementation of the scheme on integrating human rights content in the curricula of the national education system.In order to further promote human rights ...

Measures needed to consolidate management of religious activities on cyberspace

Religious activities on social networks have become increasingly diverse amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, apart from proper practices, some individuals and organisations have taken advantage of the internet to carry out illegal activities, which requires state agencies to take countermeasures.About 95 percent of Vietnam’s ...

Religious life: Vietnam promotes development in ethnic minority-inhabited areas

The Vietnamese Party and the State are implementing a strategic policy on making strong investment in mountainous and border areas and improving livelihoods of people, especially their legitimate need for religious practice.The Central Highlands, encompassing five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak ...

UNHRC adopts Vietnam-proposed resolution on climate change, human rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on July 14 wrapped up its 47th session in Geneva, Switzerland, with 27 resolutions adopted, including one regarding climate change and human rights, which was initiated and compiled by Vietnam together with Bangladesh and the Philippines, focusing on ...

VNA

Autonomy important for women’s empowerment towards gender equality

Autonomy and self-determination is important for women to be empowered and help them progress towards gender equality, according to a report released by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on April 22. For the first time, a UN report focuses on the topic of bodily autonomy: ...

Trung Hung

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 ...

Dang Khoa

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 ...

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