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President raises proposals at UNSC’s high-level open debate on climate security

Vietnam responds to China sending transport aircraft to Truong Sa

Religious dignitaries in Tien Giang received second Covid-19 vaccine shot

HCM City honours religious volunteers in COVID-19 fight

Binh Phuoc presents rice to disadvantaged ethnic families

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Vietnam highlights attainments in children, PWDs’ rights promotion

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) convened the second week of its 46th regular session from March 1 to 5, with debates on promoting civil and political rights along with economic, cultural, and social rights, including the rights of the child and of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

US warships in South China Sea, Vietnam appeals for peace

Vietnam has called for all parties to maintain peace in the South China Sea following recent presence of US warships near its Paracel and Spratly archipelagos to challenge Beijing’s claims.

Deputy PM addresses high-level segment of UNHRC’s 46th regular session

Ensuring a safe society against epidemics like COVID-19 is the best way to ensure that each and every member of the society can fully enjoy their human rights, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh said while attending a High-level Segment of the 46th Regular Session of the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) via video conference on February 22.

Vietnam, India cooperate in heritage conservation

Vietnam and India are engaging in new development partnership projects in heritage conservation. They are working together to preserve the Temple at My Son; Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery in Quang Nam, and the Nhan Cham Tower in Phu Yen. VOV interviews Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma about this aspect of bilateral cooperation.

Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture appears as first and only of its kind on Wonders of Viet Nam- Google Arts & Culture

The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture is the first and only of its kind in Viet Nam to have appeared in the Museum Destinations category of the first-ever Wonders of Viet Nam - Google Arts & Culture virtual platform.

Vatican appoints bishop in Vietnam

Auxiliary Bishop John Đỗ Văn Ngân will helm the southern diocese of Xuan Loc in Dong Nai province

Ambassador of Sri Lanka visits VBS leader Thích Thiện Nhơn

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Sampath Prasanna Walpita Gamage on January 11 visited and met with Most Venerable Thích Thiện Nhơn, President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council.

Free language classes offered to Vietnamese citizens in Laos

A course providing free Vietnamese, Lao, and English language classes for Vietnamese expatriates in Laos opened at the Phat Tich Pagoda in the Lao capital Vientiane on December 22.

Vietnam verifies information on radioactive traces in East Sea

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Dec. 17 that Vietnam is verifying information about the concentration of radiation iodine-129 which is abnormally high in the East Sea, internationally known as the South China Sea.

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 discussed at a workshop jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi on December 15.

Information Sharing Platform on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia-Pacific System launched

The Asia-Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Information Sharing Platform System named “ichLinks” has been launched by the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts (VICAS) in collaboration with the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP).

30th meeting of state parties to 1982 UNCLOS wraps up

The plenary and closing session of the 30th meeting of state parties to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) took place at the UN headquarters in New York on December 9 with the participation of nearly 120 member states.

UN General Assembly adopts first resolution proposed by Vietnam

The UN General Assembly during its plenary session on December 7 gave approval to the consensus of Resolution A/RES/75/27 to observe International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on December 27 each year.

AICHR convenes second Special Meeting this year

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its second Special Meeting via video conference from November 23 to 25, the last official meeting chaired by Vietnam in its capacity as AICHR Chair 2020.

Work starts on Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Monument in Tboung Khmum province

The construction of a Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument commenced in Tboung Khmum province in Cambodia on November 20.

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