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ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

Vietnam actively contributes to ASEAN environmental cooperation

Vietnam will actively join activities of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC), as well as continue its coordinating role in performing relevant activities in 2021, according to the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN)’s office in Vietnam (ASOEN Vietnam Office).This year, within ...

Vietnam hosts international conference on tackling plastic waste pollution in oceans

The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, in coordination with the UN Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, hosted an international conference in both online and in-person formats on solutions to handling plastic waste in East Asian seas from November 24-26.Within the ...

ASEAN Regional Forum urged to strengthen policy and action coordination against COVID-19

The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) should further promote its role and contributions, especially in maintaining dialogue and cooperation, strengthening trust-mutual understanding and coordination of policies and actions to actively and effectively deal with arising challenges, including COVID-19.The ARF has organized 12 events on key topics ...

AIPA steps up parliarmentary cooperation in education, culture

As Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliarmentary Assembly (AIPA) for 2019-2020, the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) hosted a virtual conference on “Parliamentary Partnership on Educational and Cultural Cooperation for Sustainable Development” (AIPA ECC) on July 30.Participants shared information and experience on educational and cultural cooperation, clarifying ...

ASEAN Smart Cities Network convenes third conference

Minister of Construction Phạm Hồng Hà chaired the third conference of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) on Friday, in the form of a video conference.With the theme ‘Smart cities towards community identity and sustainable development for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN’, ANSC’s activities in ...

ASEAN forum on sub-regional development opens

ASEAN should prioritise the enhancement of connectivity, sustainable and inclusive development, and the improvement of its role in sub-region cooperation, including Mekong collaboration, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.Anh made the suggestions while opening the ASEAN Forum on Sub-regional Development: ...

ASEAN+3 urged to show solidarity to overcome COVID-19 challenges

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged ASEAN and its three partner countries show solidarity to overcome this difficult time while chairing the ASEAN+3 Special Summit on COVID-19 Response on April 14, with the participation of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK), alongside the ...

Vietnam proposes postponement of 36th ASEAN Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 19 sent a letter to leaders of ASEAN member states and New Zealand regarding the postponement of the 36th ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN-New Zealand Summit and related meetings, originally set for April 8-9 in the central city of ...

Network propels smart city schemes

Amid the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution, Vietnam is taking advantage of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network in order to formulate several policies on building smart cities and attracting deeper investment.The ASEAN Smart City Summit and ASCN Annual Meeting 2020 are some of the largest and ...

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