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Burning of votive paper practically reduced at Ponagar tower

Training on state management on belief, religion held in Ninh Thuan

Program promoting exchanges of ethnic and religious youth held in Binh Duong

Reaching consensus on compiling nomination dossier for recognizing Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape as World Heritage

Ethnic committee in Kien Giang extends congratulations to Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival

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Reaching consensus on compiling nomination dossier for recognizing Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape as World Heritage

On Sept 17, in Uong Bi City, the People's Committees of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, and Bac Giang provinces co-organized a meeting to reach consensus on some contents of the nomination dossier to be submitted to UNESCO for recognition of the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape located in 3 provinces as a World Heritage.

Pandemic impact on ASEAN’s world heritage sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has gazetted 38 heritage sites in Southeast Asia under its list of World Heritage Sites (WHS) for their unique cultural values, historical background and otherworldly landscapes. The list includes temples, historic ruins, terraced rice fields and tropical rainforests, all of which are capable of attracting millions of visitors from around the globe.

Buddhist dignitaries receive doctorates of honor from Apollos University

Apollos University held on September 6 a ceremony at the National Academy of Public Administration’s branch in Ho Chi Minh City for presenting certificates to graduation students of online courses and honorary doctorates and professors to individuals with social and educational impacts in communities.

OVs in Laos celebrate Buddhist Vu Lan festival

Vietnamese expatriates in Laos on September 2 gathered at a Vu Lan festival at Phat Tich pagoda in Vientiane to express their deep gratitude towards parents.

China’s military exercises in Hoang Sa violate Vietnam’s sovereignty

China’s organisation of consecutive military exercises in the waters to the north-northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago has violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng on August 26.

Vietnam committed to combating terrorism at online UN meeting

Vietnam is committed to combating terrorism on the basis of complying with the United Nations Charter and international law, said Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN.

Vietnam promotes human rights of the vulnerable

Vietnam pledges to protect and promote human rights, with priority given to the vulnerable, while rapidly restoring the post-COVID-19 economy and achieving its UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Requiem for fallen soldiers at Vietnam – Laos int’l martyrs’ cemetery

A grand requiem ceremony was held at Vietnam – Laos International Martyrs’ Cemetery in the central province of Nghe An on July 18 night, on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of Day of Martyrs and Invalids (July 27).

UN Human Rights Council talks about rights of people with disabilities amid climate change

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) looked into the rights of people with disabilities in the context of climate change during its 44th session in Geneva on July 8.

In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven

A few hours after sundown last week, Lương Thị Tú (Thi Tu Luong) dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo’s business district, looking for the temple that would take her in for the night.

Construction of first Vietnamese Buddhist center in Sri Lanka started

The construction of the first Vietnamese Buddhist pagoda in Sri Lanka, called “Vietnam International Meditation Center”, was kicked off at the ground-breaking ceremony held in Ampakotte, Digana on July 4.

Ambassador reaffirms value of Buddhism

Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has reaffirmed the value and vitality of Buddhist doctrines in the context that the world is facing conflicts, climate change and COVID-19 pandemic that are threatening human progress over the past decades.

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 biased, inaccurate, and unverified information regarding the current religious situation in the country.

Haul of medical supplies donated to OVs in RoK to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) received 20,000 face masks offered by the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center and the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnamese expats in the RoK to assist in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Vietnam attends UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd session

Ambassador Lê Thị Tuyết Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on June 15.

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