He cited the United Nations report in 2021 as saying that Vietnam is on the way to completing SDG 1 on poverty elimination. Although the country is facing many challenges for SDG 2 on ending hunger, the country has shown certain improvements, he noted. According to the report, Vietnam is ranked 51th among 165 countries in the SDG index, with a country score of 72.8. The country’s spillover is 96.4. Overall, Vietnam, a developing country, has considerable experience in implementing the U.N. SDGs and can provide practical policy advice on issues affecting comprehensive human rights globally and regionally, Thayer underlined. He highlighted Vietnam’s major contribution in the fight against COVID-19, saying that the country has worked hard to respond to the pandemic and protect public health and ensure healthcare services, while maintaining economic growth and social stability, he said. Besides, as the Chair of ASEAN, Vietnam took the lead in organizing online meetings among … [Read more...] about Vietnam exerts great efforts in implementing SDGs: Australian scholar
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Along with attending the Transforming Education Summit, Son had meetings with the U.S. Secretary of Education and representatives from the World Bank, Microsoft and New York University. He also had a working session with President of the U.S. Educational Testing Service (ETS) Amit Sevak, and held a Vietnam - U.S. education cooperation forum that drew leading U.S. educational organizations. Participants at the event discussed major cooperation issues in education-training between the two sides. On the sidelines of the forum, the minister had a meeting with leaders of College Board - a global non-profit organization connecting students to universities and career opportunities. College Board Vice President Rushi Sheth said that the number of Vietnamese students joining the advanced placement program has increased 219% since 2018, while those taking SAT tests rose 45%, showing the increasing demand for international education programs. He said that online SAT tests are likely to be … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger education partnership with U.S.
A male scuba diver in central Vietnam spends his days in the deep blue sea going after giant fish. The local people compare him to a human otter. “The sharp-toothed barracuda can weigh over 20 kilograms," said 41-year-old Nguyen Van Dieu, a resident on Con Co Island, Quang Tri Province. "You have to shoot right in the deadly spot, or else it will drag you forward like an engine. “It’s even more treacherous trying to get hold of enormous stingrays weighing 150 kilograms." Huge creature and tiny deadly spot According to Dieu, a crossbow is his hunting tool under the sea. He used to be dragged along by gigantic creatures over dozens of meters and had to cut off the string to set himself free. “That day, I shot the 150-kilogram stingray right at its deadly spot," he recalled. “It took two people to pull it from the deep waters to shore. It was exhausting. “The local people came together and helped us carry the fish over to my home. "We shared the catch and everybody … [Read more...] about Experienced Vietnamese scuba diver hunts giant fish for a living
Source: freepik.com Denny Abdi - Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam In 2021, I shared thoughts in VIR on Vietnam’s integration into the world, the critical role of economic media in promoting the country’s global vision, and how bilateral relations between Indonesia and Vietnam remain positive despite the pandemic. Many economists claimed that economic recovery in 2022 would be better but remain uneven. Geopolitical instability has been the top-cited threat, followed by the current recession. As we are witnessing the ongoing energy crisis, the urgency for countries to fully commit and move towards diversified and net-zero emissions sources is an immediate priority. Moreover, countries in Southeast Asia are among those most vulnerable to climate change, and the region as a whole is still largely dependent on fossil fuels. Energy supply currently is a drama for most countries. Nations are contesting their green energy strategy but still lack implementation. As two … [Read more...] about Carrying the torch in Vietnam’s media
The pandemic and geopolitical tensions have caused supply chain issues for Vietnamese manufacturers. How have these impacted BASF? CEO Erick Contreras BASF has been negatively affected by the increased costs of natural gas and other raw materials, especially in Europe. We have also experienced supply chain disruption and logistic issues, impacting raw material supplies and delivery timelines to our customers. The price surge due to inflation and currency exchange has impacted our customer affordability and price acceptance, leading to reduced demand and consumption, especially for export, for many Vietnamese manufacturers. We will keep monitoring the situation and work closely with our customers and partners across the value chain to ensure business continuity with minimal disruptions to their operations and businesses. How did these changes affect BASF’s business and commitments to Vietnam, and what has it done to respond to those changes? Despite all … [Read more...] about BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy
Today, the Vietnam Red Cross and the Urgo Foundation of France launched the program "First Aid Next Door" to provide first aid training for pharmacists at Pharmacity drugstores across the country. In the first phase of the program, the Red Cross will provide intensive first aid training for 300 Vietnamese pharmacists at Pharmacity drugstores by the end of 2022. Upon completion, pharmacists will be issued a certificate of identification by the Red Cross to be able to apply first aid knowledge and expertise to serve people right at pharmacies. The Urgo Foundation will sponsor first aid kits for the program. According to Tran Van Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross Society, improving the quality of first aid and first aid is identified as an important solution, contributing to reducing human losses in traffic accidents. Currently, roughly 170,000 to 200,000 people receive first aid training by the Red Cross each year to give medical aid to injuries in the … [Read more...] about 300 pharmacists to be trained in first aid to help traffic accident victims
Position, quality, and value growth strategy According to the cooperation agreement, Best Western Premier will directly manage and operate The Venice5&6 beach apartments, a brand line under BWH Hotel Group that specialises in operating a hotel and resort system according to international 5-star standards. This strategic alliance aims to meet the needs and new trends of beachfront real estate ownership as customers have been showing keen interest in sustainable development and high-quality operational management. BWH Hotel Group is one of the largest hotel brands with over a 75-year track record. It operates about 4,500 hotels and resorts in more than 100 countries and territories with 51 million loyal customers. This is the foundation that will create the growth boost for The Venice5&6. The presence of BWH Hotel Group and BWP is a guarantee for the journey of sustainable, professional, and effective development BWH Hotel Group's reputation is of … [Read more...] about Hung Vuong Developer to standardise Hometel lifestyle through strategic partnership