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Outstanding groups and individuals for AO victims to be honoured

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

Outstanding groups and individuals for AO victims to be honoured

QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:36 (GMT+7)

PANO – 99 outstanding groups and individuals from movements and campaigns in support of more than 3 million Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO) victims will be honoured at the program, “Gratitude to Golden Hearts to AO Victims”, to be on air at 08.00pm, on January 24th, 2011, on Vietnam Television’s S9 studio.

Among the honoured selected by the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) and its branches in cities and provinces nationwide, are General Vo Nguyen Giap and the late Professor Tran Van Giau.

Addressing a recent press conference in Hanoi, Senior – General Nguyen Van Rinh, Chairman of the VAVA, said the program will be a great encouragement to millions of AO victims and their families as well as organisations and individuals at home and abroad to continue their support to the victims.

According to Colonel Le Cuong, a member of the organizing board, it was not easy to select outstanding figures as thousands of local and foreign groups and individuals have been actively engaged in movements and campaigns supporting Vietnamese AO victims.

The program will be broadcast live on VTV and VTC channels, local TV channels of HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Lao Cai provinces. The event is jointly organised by the VAVA, the Southeast Asian Research Association of Vietnam (SEARAV), the People’s Police Newspaper, the ASEAN magazine, and the ASEAN C&C Company.

Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Fund for AO victims in Hanoi launched

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

Fund for AO victims in Hanoi launched

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Hanoi People’s Committee has licensed the establishment of a fund for Agent Orange/Dioxin victims and recognised its statutes.

This non-profitable organisation, headed by Mr. Nguyen Sy Thuy, will focus activities to help AO/Dioxin victims in Hanoi.

The information was made public at a press-conference held in Hanoi yesterday by the Hanoi Association for Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims.

* The program, “Honouring Golden Hearts to AO Victims”, will be held at 8pm, on January 21st, 2011, at the My Dinh National Convention Centre in Hanoi to honour outstanding representatives from a movement to support, and campaign for justice and the rights of, more than 3 million Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO) victims.

Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

US congressmen voice support for VN’s AO victims

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

A number of US congressmen have voiced support for Vietnamese Agent Orange /dioxin victims, saying the US government must places importance on dealing with the consequences of the toxic chemical.

A march showes support to AO victims (Photo: VNA)

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment Eni F.H. Faleomavaega and congressman Bob Filner affirmed the support during meetings with a delegation of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) which paid a visit to the US from Nov. 22-Dec. 4.

Having organized three hearings on the AO/dioxin-related issue in Vietnam , Faleomavaega said he was regretful because he “had yet to do much for Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims”. The congressman also called on the governments of the US and Vietnam to jointly assume responsibility for addressing this issue.

At a working session with the VAVA delegation, headed by its President Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Rinh, US Department of State officials in charged for Southeast Asian affairs also affirmed the settlement of the AO/dioxin consequences in Vietnam is a priority of the department.

During the trip, the VAVA delegation and leaders of the Veterans for Peace (VFP) and the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign (VAORRC) discussed the coordination of activities to assist the victims in the coming time, especially on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the US chemical war in Vietnam (August 10, 1961-August 10, 2011).

The delegates worked with the President of the Ford Foundation and representatives of the Atlantic Philanthropies. They also met with lawyers and scientists who have devoted to the victims’ struggle for justice, as well as a number of overseas Vietnamese who have launched initiatives to enhance relations between the Us-based Vietnamese community and the homeland.

Source: SGGP

“Best in Ao Dai”, “Best in Evening Gown” awards belong to Serbia and Ecuador

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 9:02 am

International beauties interested in Vietnamese Ao dai

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Fine art exhibition supports AO victims

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Ao dai to be honoured at Hanoi’s grand anniversary

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:57 am

Ao dai to be honoured at Hanoi’s grand anniversary

QĐND – Friday, September 24, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

A magnificent ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) exhibition will take place in Hanoi on the evening of Oct. 1, kicking off the festival of the grand millennial anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Collections of ao dai from northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam will be performed by both professional and amateur models.

The 45-minute performance, which will be broadcast live on television, will be followed by a 15-minute light and fireworks displays.

As part of activities to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, the People’s Committee of the northern province of Bac Ninh and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will inaugurate the great Buddha statute on the Phat Tich mountain peak on Sept. 25.

The statue, which 27m in height and weighs 3,000 tonnes, is one of the biggest stone statues in Southeast Asia .

The provincial library of Thanh Hoa province on Sept. 23 announced a collection of Sino-Vietnamese written documents introducing people who have a close connection to the history of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The library inaugurated a reading room that offers 500 books on Thang Long-Hanoi.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Miss Fashion and Miss Ao Dai announced

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Beauties of Ho Chi Minh City Ninh Thi Hoang Ngan and Pham Thi Thuy Linh respectly won Miss Fashion and Miss Ao Dai of the 2010 Miss Vietnam Global Pageant on August 16.

Thuy Linh (L) and Hoang Ngan

Both of them are students. They will receive a cash prize of VND30 million (US$1,500) each and prioritized ranks among the top 15 beauties entering the final night of the contest.

Contestant Nguyen Thanh Huyen from Russia won Miss Talent with her dance entitled “The Orient” on August 14.

She received a prioritized rank as the second, after Miss Sport Pham Thuy Vy Victoria, among the top 15 beauties of the final night of the contest.

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Source: SGGP

More support for AO victims

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

More support for AO victims

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross, in conjunction with the War Evidence Museum, held an exchange on August 10th at the museum for Agent Orange (AO) victims.

During the event, hundreds of AO-affected children, from special schools, centres, pagodas, and villages in the city, enjoyed art performances, and received gifts from sponsors.

On this occasion, the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) received 500,000 yen (VND 110 million) from a group making pottery with pictures depicting topics related to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam.

Japanese photographer Goro Nakamura presented the War Evidence Museum with a pottery picture about Ca Mau province’s mangrove forest affected by Agent Orange/Dioxin.

Today, many provinces and cities nationwide have launched diverse activities and programs to help AO victims.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Accelerating the struggle for justice for AO victims

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Accelerating the struggle for justice for AO victims

QĐND – Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

Diplomats, lawyers, businesspeople and young people gathered at talks in Ho Chi Minh City on August 9 to point out the role, responsibility and behaviour of each individual in caring, helping and struggling for justice for Agent Orange victims.

Lawyer Truong Trong Nghia, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Bar Federation, said that AO has caused a long-term effect on many Vietnamese generations and the environment, including deep spiritual wounds that cannot be compensated for.

The focus will be on implementing measures to prevent the transmission of AO chemicals to children, and building care centres, schools and vocational training centres for AO victims to help them integrate into the community, and accelerating the struggle for justice for the victims.

Doctor Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA), Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong said that the struggle for justice for AO victims has made some progress.

The US Government has not yet acknowledged its legal responsibility for dealing with the consequences of the AO chemical but it is gradually admitting its responsibility and helping to deal with the problem. The US plans to provide US$300 million the AO victims in the next 10 years.

The VAVA will continue the struggle for justice for AO victims and mobilise the community’s support for them.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND