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At Audley our Vietnam vacations are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

Trainer Profile 2017, Better Work Vietnam

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Trainer Profile 2017, Better Work Vietnam

Vietnam Cultural Tours | Boundless Journeys

Vietnam Cultural Tours | Boundless Journeys


Boundless Journeys

Discover Vietnam"s top attractions during a culture tour with Boundless Journeys, an award-winning adventure travel company.

Vietnam country profile

Vietnam country profile


BBC News

Provides an overview of Vietnam, including key events and facts about this east Asian country

Vietnam independence proclaimed - Sep 02, 1945 - HISTORY.com

Vietnam independence proclaimed - Sep 02, 1945 - HISTORY.com


HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Vietnam independence proclaimed on Sep 02, 1945. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Vietnam's Central Bank Announces Ban on Bitcoin Payments - CoinDesk

Vietnam's Central Bank Announces Ban on Bitcoin Payments - CoinDesk


CoinDesk

The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a statement banning the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in payments from Jan. 1, 2018.

VN, US hold second defense policy dialogue

by Anonymous @ Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

(VNA)The second Vietnam-US defence policy dialogue took place in Washington on Sept. 19 under the co-chair of Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Robert Scher.

At the dialogue, the two sides expressed satisfaction at the outcomes of bilateral defence cooperation over the recent past.

Both Vinh and Scher agreed on the need to make the Vietnam-US defence cooperation more practical in the interest of each country and for peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world.

Lt. Gen. Vinh informed the US side about the results of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam early this year while the US side announced its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

On this occasion, Lt. Gen. Vinh and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Robert Scher signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on promoting cooperation between the two defence ministries which focuses on five priority fields in the immediate future.

They include the establishment of a regular high-ranking dialogue mechanism between the US Department of Defence and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry, sea security, search and rescue, studying and exchanging experience in the United Nations peace keeping activities, and humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

Lt. Gen. Vinh and the Vietnamese delegation also met with a number of US congressmen and leaders of the US Departments of States and Defence./.

"Respect! My body!" Booklet Launching event

by admin.vietnam @ Vietnam

Hanoi, 23 May 2017 – Today, the “Repect! My body!” booklet for grown-ups on how to talk with children about body boundaries and sexual abuse was officially introduced in an event hosted by Trung Hoa Secondary School, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. The event is jointly organized by the Swedish Embassy, Save the Children in Vietnam and Vietnam Programme for Internet and Society.

In the event, Ms. Dragana Strinic, Country Director of Save the Children in Vietnam stated: “There is no more beautiful, and at the same time, more difficult job, than being a parent. From the moment we become parents, our lives change and our main focus becomes responsibility for making sure that our children grow safe, healthy and happy. However, often children do get in danger and they do get abused. In Vietnam, the public has recently been made aware of a number of cases of child abuse, including sexual abuse. According to statistics from Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, there were over 1,200 cases of child sexual abuse reported in Vietnam in 2016. The effects of such abuse on children are devastating.”

Agreed with this, Ambassador Högberg also stressed “Investing in children and protecting children against violence, exploitation and abuse is one of priorities of the Swedish Government. Making the rights of the child a reality for every child is at the heart of our work. Therefore, sexual violence and abuse against children is unacceptable in all settings and situations in Sweden, Vietnam and elsewhere”.

“In Vietnam like elsewhere, some parents can feel very confident dealing with concrete issues like teaching their children the values of right and wrong - but what happens when they want to talk openly with young children about their own bodies, sexuality and boundaries?  How do they teach children at an early age that their body is their own and that no one can touch it without permission or help them respond when they feel threatened or uncomfortable?, said Ambassador Pereric Högberg during an event in Hanoi today while referring to a useful handbook for adults and teachers to talk to their children about their body boundaries and sexual abuse. 

As a part of this initiative, Professor Pham Quang Minh - President of Hanoi University of Social Science and Humanity shared: “Making this handbook available in Vietnamese and introducing this to general public is very meaningful and helpful for us to address the issue of child sexual abuse in Vietnam in long-term”

Released by Save the Children Sweden as part of an integrated child sexual abuse campaign, the handbook offers advices and good tips to parents and other adults on how to teach children of different ages to protect themselves from sexual abuse and how to speak openly about sexuality, private body parts, safe and unsafe touching, and what is and what is not allowed for adults to do when in contact with children. The handbook is available in Swedish, English, Spanish and Arabic. Now, the handbook is already translated into Vietnamese and made available for the first time.

Please click here for online version of the “Respect! My body!” booklet.

 

Vietnam

by Mono @ Countries - Happy Planet Index

5th of 140. This South-East Asian country, characterised by its mountains and tropical forests, has a strikingly low Ecological Footprint and economic output per head almost 24 times smaller than nearby Hong Kong. 

Mass evacuations in Vietnam's Mekong Delta as typhoon bears down

Mass evacuations in Vietnam's Mekong Delta as typhoon bears down


ABC News

Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are evacuated as the region braces for the arrival of Tropical Storm Tembin.

Vietnam | History, Population, Map, & Facts

Vietnam | History, Population, Map, & Facts


Encyclopedia Britannica

Vietnam: Vietnam, country occupying the eastern portion of mainland Southeast Asia.

Vietnam

Vietnam


Happy Planet Index

5th of 140. This South-East Asian country, characterised by its mountains and tropical forests, has a strikingly low Ecological Footprint and economic output per head almost 24 times smaller than nearby Hong Kong. 

Industry and Trade Minister on working trip to US

by nam @ Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

(VNA) Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang chaired over a conference on investment opportunities in Vietnam on September 15 in Washington.

At the conference, Minister Hoang highlighted Vietnam's policies and priorities to attract foreign investment in energy and finance areas. He also witnessed the signing of minutes of understanding on cooperation between PetroVietnam and McKinsey&Company.

The same day, the Vietnamese minister had a working session with Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Exim Bank). They discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Vietnam 's Ministry of Industry and Trade and US Exim Bank for bilateral cooperation in industry and trade, thus increasing economic and commercial exchanges between the two countries.

Minister Hoang also toured Honeywell and Tangible companies which operate in aviation and space technology, automation solutions, transport, special materials, and energy and security.

Earlier, on Sept. 13, the minister attended the Joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference held by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in San Francisco.

Addressing the public-private roundtable on developing energy-efficient transport systems for livable low-carbon communities, Minister Hoang said to establish energy efficient, low-carbon transportation systems, Vietnam needs to overcome many challenges such as lacking experiences, proper technologies, expertise and financing. He expressed the hope to cooperate with other APEC member economies in terms of experiences and information exchange, assistance in technology transfer, human resource development, and technical and financial support.

Also at the joint conference, on behalf of the Vietnamese delegation, Permanent Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication Ngo Thinh Duc addressed the public-private roundtable on greening the supply chain, energy-efficient freight transportation. He called upon international investors and organisations to invest in infratructure and to transfer technologies for developing supply chains during socio-economic development in Vietnam.

Following the first-ever joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference hosted by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, energy and transportation ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific economies promised to make transportation cleaner and more energy efficient./.

Vietnam - KNCV - Tuberculosefonds

Vietnam - KNCV - Tuberculosefonds


KNCV - Tuberculosefonds

Home to roughly 93 million, Vietnam is a southeast Asian country bordered by Laos, Cambodia and China. The Vietnamese have had a tumultuous past, having been occupied by Imperial China, …

Vietnam's Most Attractive Employers - Trends and Rankings

Vietnam's Most Attractive Employers - Trends and Rankings


Universum Global

These are the yearly rankings and trends of Vietnam's Most Attractive Employers, based on extensive research on talent preferences.

Vietnam's typhoon disaster highlights the plight of its poorest people

Vietnam's typhoon disaster highlights the plight of its poorest people


The Conversation

Vietnam has been hit by its fiercest storm in a decade, bringing home the reality of the risks faced by many poor and vulnerable people in flood-prone regions around the world.

What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?


U.S.

Vietnam's crackdown on high level corruption has led to the arrest of dozens of officials from state oil firm PetroVietnam and the banking sector.

Vietnam: A Delightful Blend of East and West - International Living

Vietnam: A Delightful Blend of East and West - International Living


International Living

Vietnam; Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia.

The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties


Council on Foreign Relations

Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.

Vietnam War | HistoryNet

Vietnam War | HistoryNet


HistoryNet

Facts, information and articles about The Vietnam War U.S. Marines in Operation Allen Brook (Vietnam War) 001 Vietnam War Facts Dates 1954-1975 Location South Vietnam North Vietnam Cambodia Laos Result North Vietnamese Victory Troop Strength South Vietnam: 850,00 United States: 540,000 South Korea: 50,000 Others: 80,000 plus Casualties South Vietnam: 200,000 – 400,000 civilians 170,000-220,000 …

The Best of Culture in Vietnam

The Best of Culture in Vietnam


Culture Trip

The Best Travel, Food and Culture Guides for Vietnam - Local News & Top Things to Do

Warning

by nam @ Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

         1. Four following fraudulent websites which offfer visa-upon-arrrival have been recently shut down by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication for illegitimate visa service: 
 
 
         - Travellers are advised not to apply for visa-upon-arrival from the above-mentioned as well as other fraudulent websites. 
 
         - Two official websites of the Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Washington D.C are:
 
- www.vietnamembassy.us                                                  
 

        - The Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C would like to inform that:

a. Visitors must obtain for a valid visa issued by the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C before boarding for their travel to Vietnam.

b. According to current Vietnamese Immigration Laws (Ordinance on entry, exit, residence of foreigner in Vietnam dated 28/04/2000; Decree No. 21/2001/ND-CP dated 28/05/2001; Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT-BCA-BNG dated 29/01/2002 to implement related Ordinance and Decree), visitors can only apply for a visa upon arrival at Vietnam’s international airports/border gates under the following circumstances:

  • Attending funerals of family members;
  • Taking care of family members who are seriously ill;
  • Providing technical emergency support; medical care for seriously-ill patients; natural disaster and epidemic relief in Vietnam;
  • Being invited by Vietnamese government;
  • Other emergencies.

Under the above-mentioned circumstances, visitors must obtain an approval letter signed and sealed by the Embassy prior to their trips to Vietnam.

c.  The Embassy is not responsible for any inconveniences if visitors are not allowed to go on board the plane to Vietnam or are refused to enter Vietnam in case they do not have a valid visa or a letter of approval issued by the Embassy.

 

       2. Cordless phones not permitted for use in Vietnam

       DECT 6.0 cordless phones, which are brought into Vietnam by visitors from the United States, haved caused interference to domestic mobile phone networks as these phones donot comply with radio frequency master plans of Vietnam. Therefore, visitors are requested not bring DECT 6.0 cordless phones into Vietnam. 

       List of cordless phones not permitted for use in Vietnam 

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


Rough Guides

Explore places to visit in Vietnam with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about lakes, bays, street food and water puppets.

"Netsmart" booklet launching

by admin.vietnam @ Vietnam

Save the Children and the Embassy of Sweden launch “Netsmart” to help protect children and youth on the internet. 

In Vietnam, the Law on Children came into effect in June 2017 to reinforce the commitment that the Government of Vietnam has for the UNCRC since ratifying the convention in 1990.  Recognizing the benefits as well as the threats that have come with these digital technology developments, the Law on Children has a specific article (Article 54) on child protection on the internet.

As noted by the Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan last week, internet usage in Vietnam has reached 50 million people or 54% of the population, which is higher than the global average of 46.46% and Vietnam is among the Asian countries with the largest number of internet users.  Comparing with the 205,000 users in the early days of the internet to 31 million users in 2012, the figure of 50 million users in 2017 is truly impressive[1].  Unfortunately, this advancement has also created additional risks for children, as there are increasing cases of abuse and violence against children, as reported by both mainstream media and social media.  A UNICEF survey conducted in 2016 indicates that 74% of children and adolescents in Vietnam believe that they are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and 75% of them would go to their parents or caregivers if they were threatened.[2]   Parents themselves, however, continue to face a lot of difficulties to talk with their children on these issues, both the advantages and risks that children may experience when they are using the internet.

In order to support parents and other adults to help keep children safe on the internet, the Embassy of Sweden and Save the Children, cooperating with the Department of Children, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs are taking advantage of the Internet Forum 2017 to launch the book “Netsmart”. This easy to read reference document in Vietnamese will provide parents, teachers, educators, policy-makers, NGOs and adults an effective solution to protect children on the internet.

Much as the booklet “Respect! My body!” introduced to the public in Vietnamese last May has been helping adults understand child protection overall, the handbook “Netsmart!” will help equip them with knowledge, ideas and ways to communicate with children on all the potential risks that they may encounter on the internet. With an easy-to-understand approach, the booklet also offers creative ideas on how to openly discuss with children on the risk of sexual abuse on the internet, and most of all, how to use the internet safely and smart.

Get the online version here

Launching Stolen Childhoods: 2017 End of Childhood Report

by admin.vietnam @ Vietnam

Vietnamese children experience better childhoods than most of its neighbours, according to new report, but children from minority groups left behind

 Vietnam is 92nd in a global ranking of the best and worst countries for children to grow up, putting it ahead of neighbouring Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines, a new report from Save the Children reveals.

 The mid-table ranking offers promise for Vietnam, which has made strong economic and development progress in recent years, however, children from minority groups in Vietnam are still having their childhoods cut short in large numbers.

 Launched to coincide with International Children's Day, Stolen Childhoods examines countries on a range of indicators related to childhood. Vietnam performed poorest on child stunting, which affects 1 in 4 children under 5 across the country, while 13 percent of children are out of school and 16 percent are involved in child labour.

 Stolen Childhood’s index of 172 countries ranked Vietnam as the 92nd best country overall for children to experience childhood, ahead of the Philippines (96), Cambodia (117) and Laos (130), but behind China (41), Malaysia (65) and Thailand (84). Meanwhile Norway and Slovenia topped the index, with Niger ranking last.

Globally, the report found that at least 700 million children – and possibly hundreds of millions more – have had the promise of a full childhood brought to an early end

Please visit our official campaign site: endofchildhood.org 

 

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Geography,Government,History,Vietnam


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