Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, as assigned by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and U.N. Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis, signed the document. The Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation 2022 - 2026 guides and steers the Government of Vietnam and the U.N.’s collaboration on accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights the joint commitment to deliver sustainable development for all. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dung said that the CF will be implemented at a time when Vietnam has strengthened its post-pandemic economic recovery, responded to climate change and transitioned to a green, circular economy. The Government has also been making efforts to improve institutions and policies in order to mobilize resources from all economic sectors to develop the country. “Together with other development partners, the U.N. plays an important role in supporting Vietnam in its … [Read more...] about Vietnam, U.N. sign strategic framework for sustainable development cooperation
The documents, published for the first time, provide an overview of the current situation, solutions and steps to be taken so that stakeholders can carry out digital transformation for sustainable tourism development, contributing to the harmonization of the process in the industry. They introduce software and apps for tourists, firms, guides and management agencies. According to the VNAT, digital transformation is an inevitable trend for the tourism industry worldwide. In Vietnam, the application of information technology (IT) and digital transformation is a major policy of the Party and State, with priority given to the development of digital and smart tourism. The administration has coordinated with partners to build a range of products that apply IT and digital transformation in the tourism industry, thereby bringing convenience to firms and state management agencies as well as tourists, towards forming a tourism digital transformation ecosystem. VNAT’s website has also been … [Read more...] about Document on digital transformation in tourism industry published
Foreign tourists visit the Independence Palace in HCM City on August 8. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Strict visa policies and a shortage of human resources and infrastructure in the tourism sector have stymied recovery of the travel industry, and the target of five million international arrivals this year could be out of reach, industry players have warned. Domestic travel has seen a strong rebound whereas international tourism, with a target of five million arrivals this year, remains in a slump, said Vu The Binh, Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association. Domestic visitor numbers topped 71.1 million in just the first seven months of this year against a full-year target of 60 million, he said. In the same period there were only 733,000 international visitors, or 8% of pre-pandemic numbers, he told a two-day programme titled ‘Lien Ket Suc Manh Du Lich Vietnam Nam 2022’ (Power of Vietnam Tourism Linkages) that ended in Ho Chi Minh City on August 9. Though … [Read more...] about Vietnam mulls ways to boost inbound travel
The Institute for Studies of Society, Economy, and Environment (iSEE), in collaboration with Vietnam-based LGBT+ rights group ICS Center, re-launched the LGBTI+ campaign Toi Dong Y (I Do) 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday in the hope of garnering social support for same-sex marriage in Vietnam. Under the theme Hon nhan khong khuon mau (Marriage without model), the campaign will host activities from August to September with the aim of boosting public support for same-sex marriage in Vietnam. The first iteration of the campaign was held in 2013 and was considered a resounding success, culminating in the abolishment of Vietnam’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2014 – a landmark event owed, in part, to a 12,000-signature petition submitted by Toi Dong Y to Vietnam’s National Assembly. Vietnam neither prohibits nor recognizes same-sex marriage now. In addition to hosting discussions at ten universities across the country about gender equality, publishing the first book … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s LGBTI+ campaign to support same-sex marriage reboots after nearly a decade
The strategic framework signing ceremony in Hanoi on August 11 (Photo: Ministry of Planning and Investment) Hanoi (VNA) – A Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation (CF) between the Government of Vietnam and all UN resident and non-resident agencies in Vietnam for the 2022-2026 period was signed in Hanoi on August 11. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung , as assigned by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis signed the document. The Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation 2022 - 2026 guides and steers the Government of Vietnam and the UN’s collaboration on accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights the joint commitment to deliver sustainable development for all. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dung said that the CF will be implemented at a time when Vietnam has strengthened its post-pandemic economic … [Read more...] about Vietnam, UN sign strategic framework for sustainable development cooperation
Police officers on May 18, 2009 announced a decision to deport Viet Tan member Nguyen Van Be, a Vietnamese in Australia. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Viet Tan terrorist organization has made use of the internet, especially social media, to conduct propaganda and entice people to join its disguised groups on the internet. Under the cover of making social criticism and struggling for democracy, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, those groups in fact spread distorted information on the Party and State’s policies and guidelines in order to spur the hostile attitude among a part of the people. Making use of East Sea situation to undermine the administration Recently, using the complicated developments in the East Sea after China brought its survey vessels into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, Viet Tan coordinated with other reactionary groups and associations to hold a series of demonstrations in many countries in order to incite its members and political … [Read more...] about What’s new in Viet Tan’s schemes?
For nearly 4 years, Hanoians, especially cadres, civil servants, and workers have been familiar the phrase “Code of Conduct”, a basis for advocacy, guiding and educating people to live and behave in accordance with the norms of society. It is a good sign as the conduct has been changed positively in many places and different periods. The message of civilized code of conduct has spread today. With the leading role, Hanoi cadres, civil servants, public employees and workers still need to make more efforts to deserve to continue and keep it for being civilized people of the capital city. Remarkable changes At the beginning of 2017, the city issued two codes of conduct and one of which was for public officials and employees of Hanoi. Up to nowSo far, the Department of Home Affairs has had conducted inspection of state-owned organizations and units civil servant’s conduct. “After one year of implementing, we have seen remarkable behavioral changes for better as that the … [Read more...] about Spreading messages of civilized code of conduct
The project is being implemented within the framework of the “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” project launched in 2020. Lasting from August this year to July 2023, it aims to support and empower young people as key change makers for the sustainable future of the seas. It encourages young people to develop creative ideas, solutions with high practical application, and apply science and technology focusing on the fields of collection, classification, reduction, treatment, recycling, and reuse of plastic waste, especially single-use plastics. Winning ideas and solutions are expected to be piloted in the Cat Ba Archipelago World Biosphere Reserve in Hai Phong from June 2023 with a possibility to be replicated throughout the northern port city. Groups of Vietnamese youngsters aged 18-35 are eligible to participate in the project. Speaking at the ceremony, UNESCO representative in Vietnam Christian Manhart said UNESCO recognizes the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to prevent, … [Read more...] about UNESCO program calls for youth initiatives for plastic-free oceans