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Vietnam commits to tiger conservation

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Vietnam commits to tiger conservation

QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

Vietnam stands ready to cooperate with foreign countries and international organizations in improving tiger conservation on its own soil and the region as whole.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen made this commitment at a historic tiger conservation forum held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from November 21-24.

Tuyen also pledged to fulfil the target of the Global Tiger Initiative as a key element in the effort to protect biodiversity.

“Vietnam is committed to full involvement in and stronger support for relevant regional or global programmes,” said the Deputy Minister. He cited the ASEAN-Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) website, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and Interpol as evidence of this.

He also pledged full participation in other bilateral and multilateral frameworks on conservation of tigers in particular and biodiversity in general.

The summit, hosted by Russian Prime Minister V. Putin, was the first international forum on conservation of an endangered wildlife species.

The event was attended by high-profile representatives from 13 countries home to wild tigers, namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Also present were representatives of UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organisations engaged in biodiversity conservation.

At the summit, governments capped a year-long political process with about 127 million USD in new funding to support the plan known as the Global Tiger Recovery Programme. The funding will include a large loan package from the World Bank to some tiger range countries and millions in additional grants from the Global Environment Facility.

The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) committed 50 million USD over the next five years on tiger conservation and set a goal of increasing that to 85 million USD.

The Global Tiger Initiative was raised by the WB President in 2008 with tiger range countries committed to doubling the current wild tiger population of close to 3,200 individuals by 2022.

Source: VNA

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Vietnam commits to continue DaO

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 8:30 am

Vietnam commits to continue DaO

QĐND – Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – The conference “Delivering as One: Lessons from country-led evaluations and the way forward” continues with the official opening of the high-level segment on the morning of June 16th in Hanoi.

The session drew Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, other high-ranking officials and the heads of 52 participating delegations.

Addressing the meeting, the Vietnamese Prime Minister highlighted the importance and the need to reform UN and actively implement the “Delivering as One” (DaO) initiative.

“Joining common efforts to enhance the capacity of UN in current circumstances and renew operational mechanisms of UN agencies, Vietnam is one of the 8 UN’s member nations, which have voluntarily implemented DaO since 2007,” said the Prime Minister.

“As a programme pilot country, Vietnam has been trying its best to coordinate with all parts of the UN development system over the past years and the Vietnamese Government also commit to continue its supports and efforts to implement the programmes in the years ahead,” the Prime Minister stressed.

In his speech, he also gave 3 main suggestions, as follows:

Firstly, for further success in the implementation of DaO in Vietnam and the other 7 countries, pilot nations should actively lead in the process; Governments should boost its leaderships; and the 8 pilot countries and concerned parties should together share valuable lessons and experiences.

Secondly, the United Nations should render more supports to the pilot nations and institutionalize widely agreed results from the initiative implementation.

Thirdly, the initiative should provide stable capital for the pilot nations and UN activities in the nations.    

The Prime Minister also confirmed that this conference was a good chance for UN, the 8 nations, international organizations and international community as a whole to review, evaluate results as well as share and draw lessons from the reality.

The conference closed on the afternoon of the same day after the delegates discussed a series of issues related to the initiative implementation and finally issued the Statement of Outcomes.

Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Germany goalkeeper Enke commits suicide

In Vietnam Sports on November 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

HANOVER, Germany, Nov 10, 2009 (AFP) – German international goalkeeper Robert Enke has been killed after he threw himself under a train at a level crossing, police said on Tuesday.

“There has been fatality at a level crossing at Neustadt am Rubenberge,” police spokeswoman Martina Stern told AFP.

“He threw himself under a train and died of his injuries. It was definitely suicide,” she added.

FILES – Picture taken on August 20, 2008 shows Robert Enke, goalkeeper of the German national football team, shouting during the Germany vs Belgium international friendly football match in Nuremberg. (AFP)

Jorg Neblung, a close friend and advisor to the six-times capped goalkeeper, also confirmed it was suicide.

“I can confirm that it was suicide,” he said.

“Robert took his own life shortly before six o’clock (1700GMT).

“A press conference in Hannover on Wednesday will reveal more details,” he added.

The 32-year-old Germany and Hannover 96 goalkeeper – who leaves a widow and a daughter of eight months who they adopted in May three years after their two-year-old daughter died of a heart illness – had been suffering from an intestinal infection.

He pulled out of the Germany squad two days ahead of their 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan in early September.

However, recently he had professed himself delighted to have returned to training last month.

“It has been a long time, almost a quarter of the season. However, once I resumed training I felt really well,” said Enke, who played his last match for the club in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Hamburg.

His death left those closest to him both personally and professionally in total shock.

“We’re in shock. I don’t know what to say,” said national manager Oliver Bierhoff, who along with national coach Joachim Lowe informed his fellow international team-mates – who are preparing for a friendly with Chile this weekend, of the tragedy.

His club president Martin Kind was left stunned.

“It is a total catastrophe. I am finding it hard to understand,” said Kind.

Later around 300 of the club’s fans and several of his club-mates gathered outside the club’s offices as a mark of respect with some laying down bouquets of flowers and lighting candles.

Enke was understudy to then first-team ‘keeper Jens Lehmann during the 2008 European championships and had been in line to fill his boots before being taken ill in September and October.

During that time his rival Rene Adler increased his chances of taking over the role in the national team who have qualified for the 2010 World Cup finals.

Enke had also at one time been linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich where the former German Under-21 international Michael Rensing had not impressed in his first season between the posts.

However, Uli Hoeness, Bayern’s general manager, had made clear they were not interested in paying the 10million euros transfer fee.

Several people had advised Enke, who had previously had spells at Benfica, Barcelona and Tenerife, to leave Hannover for a more prestigious club and one that was playing in European club competition so he would improve his chances of becoming German number one.

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State President: Vietnam commits to better investment environment

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Vietnam is speeding up international economic integration and creating favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the US , said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

Receiving General Electric (GE) Vice Chairman John G. Rice in Hanoi on June 27, President Triet congratulated the US firm on its licence to build an electric generator and component factory in the northern port city of Hai Phong .

The State leader applauded GE’s plan to expand investment in Vietnam and thanked the company for its organisation of a training course for Vietnamese managers, believing that cooperation between GE and local partners will be of success.

He took this occasion to express gratitude to GE for its contributions to the nation’s development and called on the group to continue to cooperate with and encourage other US corporations and companies to invest in Vietnam .

In reply, John Rice pledged GE’s long-term investment in Vietnam and revealed that the company and its Vietnamese partners recently discussed a possibility of cooperation in aircraft engine repair and water filtering technology.

The executive told his host that GE also desired to engage in the fields of finance and banking in Vietnam.