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Vietnam will soon officially ask the UNESCO to consider putting the country’s Xoe Thai dance in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Cham pottery making art among Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
The 2018 annual human rights report of the US Department of State does not reflect the true situation in Vietnam, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng in response to reporters’ queries during a regular press conference in Hanoi on March 14.
Senior Venerable Vice Chairman cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee Thích Đức Thiện hosted on March 13 a reception for visiting Counselor Noah Zaring of the US Embassy in Hanoi.
The UN Human Rights Committee held a session on March 11-12 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Vietnam’s third national report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
The 2019 Cherry Blossom – Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Festival kicked off at the Yen Tu Truc Lam Culture Centre in Quang Ninh province’s Uong Bi city on March 9.
Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in protecting and promoting civil and political rights will be shared at the 125th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 11-12.
Thuong Nguyen ceremony, an important Buddhist practice annually held on the first 15th of the lunar year to pray for peace, took place at Sapa trade center in Prague on February 24.
Party General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyễn Phú Trọng met with Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong and Great Supreme Patriarch of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya order Bour Kry of Cambodia on February 26, part of his State visit to the country.
Many Buddhist followers in Warszawa, Poland have attended the Thuong Nguyen ceremony, an important Buddhist event often takes place the 15ht day of the lunar year held on February 23 at Nhan Hoa pagoda.
An exhibition displaying over 250 photos on Bru-Van Kieu ethnic minority people in Vietnam by a Hungarian scientist kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on February 21.
His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual master of Buddhism’s Drukpa Lineage unfurled the giant Avalokiteshvara Thongdrol to open the Avalokiteshvara Festival at Tây Thiên Grand Mandala Stupa, in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.
New Bishop of Vinh diocese Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long officially took his duties as the top dignitary of the diocese at a ceremony held on February 12.
Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 28 a reception for visiting Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) working group of the UN Human Rights Council adopted a preliminary report on the third review of Vietnam at a session at the UN headquarters in Geneva on January 25.
Vietnam regards the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an obligation of a responsible member of the United Nations (UN) as well as an opportunity to introduce the country’s consistent policies, efforts and achievements in protecting human rights, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.