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Business forum on sustainable development

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Business forum on sustainable development

QĐND – Friday, December 17, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

A business forum was held in Hanoi on December 17 by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to assess the strategy for sustainable development in the past 5 years and approve the plan for the 2011-2020 period.

In the past 5 years, under the strategy, Vietnam has made important progress in hunger elimination and poverty reduction as well as population control, reducing unemployment and increasing access to, and quality of healthcare and education.

As of the end of 2010, more than 8 million people have been provided with jobs and the poverty rate has been reduced by 10 percent. Vietnam human development index (HDI) has continuously increased and is ranked 105 out 177 countries.

The assessment also gave much attention to natural resources and environment protection. The environment quality in some localities has improved which helped to raise people’s living standards.

Nguyen Tien Loc, VCCI Chairman said business development is at the core of sustainable development. “It is necessary for government agencies and research institutes to be involved in this process. The issues of energy, climate change and environment will be the focus in the future”, he said.

In addition, VCCI established the Business Council for Sustainable Development at the forum.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

President Triet attends Vietnam- Japan trade promotion forum

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Traditional medicine forum agrees on plan

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Traffic, transport forum to open

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

Mekong Youth Forum focuses on human trafficking and migration

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

A regional forum on human trafficking and migration will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 24-30, aiming to discuss experiences of the problem that becomes a dilemma in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

The frontpage of the Mekong Youth Forum website:

The objectives of the 3rd Mekong Youth Forum on Human Trafficking and Migration (MYF3) objectives show policy makers and the public the range of vulnerabilities faced by children and youth in the region, and the value of consulting them in decision making

This week-long forum will bring together 30 children and youth from Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The participants will be young advocates who have first-hand migration or trafficking experience, either directly or by a family member. They will use creative arts methodologies to tell their stories, illustrate the situation of children and youth in the region who are vulnerable to trafficking, and put forward recommendations for future action.

Each year, millions of people in the GMS migrate for work, in search of a better life. With long porous borders and socio-economic and demographic disparities, the number of migrants within and from the region is expected to rise. Some children and young people accompany their parents or relatives, while others migrate independently. However, many of these migrants are at risk of abuse and exploitation from unscrupulous brokers, traffickers and employers.
To respond to these abuses, various measures have been taken to protect children, migrants and trafficked persons. In recent years, wide-ranging laws, policies and capacity building programmes have been initiated and implemented to keep migrant children and youth safe. Prevention and protection mechanisms have put thousands of children and young people back into education and training programmes, helped them migrate more safely, withdrawn them from exploitative conditions, and provided assistance for them to return home and reintegrate into society. 
At-risk children and youth, including trafficked persons, have participated in and led programmes focused on awareness-raising on trafficking and safe migration. Organisational capacity to engage children and youth has been enhanced, and platforms have been established for young people to participate in policy dialogue with government officials. 

These contributions reaffirm the capacity of children and young people to create change in matters affecting their lives. It shifts the position of children and youth from beneficiaries to rights holders – who are able to claim these rights, while at the same time having their own duties. Considering children as citizens of society with responsibilities does not depend on their future contribution as adults; children already have the capacity and perspectives required to exercise their rights, responsibilities and to make contributions to society.
Participants of the 3rd Mekong Youth Forum were elected at national level youth forums in the six countries (the national forum and selection guidelines are explained in the Annex). These forums were carried out between June and August 2010, and were organised around the same objectives and guidelines as the regional forum.

The national forums had a working group headed-up by a lead agency, that cooperated closely with co-convenors and other partners concerned with trafficking, migration or child protection issues. Government partners were involved in organising the national forums to the extent possible for future sustainability.

This year, relations were also established with the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, as well as the ASEAN Migrant Workers Committee.

The event is hosted by the Government of Thailand and co-organised by the International Labour Organization, World Vision, Save the Children UK, and the United Nations Inter-agency Project on Human Trafficking. This forum builds on the Mekong Children’s Forum, 2004 and the Mekong Youth Forum, 2007.         

Source: SGGP

Quang Ninh to host tourist forum

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Quang Ninh to host tourist forum

QĐND – Monday, August 02, 2010, 23:23 (GMT+7)

The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh will have another chance to promote its abundant tourism potential when the East Asia Inter-regional Tourism Forum (EATOF) takes place in the province from September 13-17.

Founded in 1999 in Gangwon in the Republic of Korea with the memberships of nine East Asian countries, including the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, and China, EATOF aims to promote cooperation and the development of tourism among member countries. Only one EATOF member province per country is admitted to the organisation on a permanent basis.

In 2006, Quang Ninh province became a new regular member and Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Luang Prabang in Laos subsequently joined EATOF in 2009.

It is expected some 200 representatives from 12 EATOF Permanent Secretariat meeting, as well as art performances presented by EATOF member countries, will be among the EATOF forum’s agenda.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

ASEM forum seeks solutions to food security

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

ASEM forum seeks solutions to food security

QĐND – Monday, July 05, 2010, 21:27 (GMT+7)

The first Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum on food security began in Ho Chi Minh City on July 5.

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the meeting was initiated by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and was approved at the seventh ASEM Summit in Beijing , China , in October 2008.

The forum brought together more than 60 delegates from Vietnam ’s ministries and agencies, as well as diplomats and experts from ASEM member countries, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bui Ba Bong said that Vietnam attaches a great deal of importance to international cooperation to ensure food security as the global agricultural product market faces many adverse difficulties, especially after the recent global financial-economic crisis.

ASEM members can share their experiences, discuss possible solutions and increase cooperation to deal with the issue, he said.

Bong told the participants that Vietnam is one of the five countries in the world to be the hardest hit by rising sea levels, therefore the country has worked out an agricultural development strategy and changed its food security policy to bring it in line with the country’s socio-economic development and industrialisation, to reduce poverty and ensure that rice growers are protected.

At the forum, the delegates will evaluate the impacts of the global financial crisis on food security as well as the challenges posed by the increasing cost of agricultural products, epidemics, the decrease in farming land and the lack of water.

They will also discuss how to ensure food security and measures to enhance cooperation amongst ASEM member nations by speeding up the transfer of technologies in agricultural production, foster public-private partnership and how to coordinate national and regional policies more effectively.

On July 6, the delegates are scheduled to make a field-trip to a high yielding rice area that applies good agriculture practices (GAP) and a rice processing plant in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

HCM City ready for World Economic Forum on East Asia

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

HCM City ready for World Economic Forum on East Asia

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:8 (GMT+7)

The 19th World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia in 2010 will take place in HCM City on June 6-7.

The event will help Vietnam to raise its image in the region and make an active contribution to international economic integration, especially when Vietnam is assuming the role of ASEAN President for 2010.

At the forum, Vietnam’s business community will be able to expand their business opportunities with foreign partners and increase dialogues with government officials.

The event is expected to attract 450 delegates, including senior regional officials and CEOs from the world’s leading enterprises, academics and many international media agencies.

The forum will focus on four main topics including Asia’s rising role, global risks, green growth programmes and future growth programmes. It will include a score of meetings where the participants will be able to discuss topics in the four official languages, namely English, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hanoi to host Vietnam-RoK economic forum

In Vietnam Economy on October 18, 2009 at 3:02 am

Hanoi to host Vietnam-RoK economic forum

QĐND – Saturday, October 17, 2009, 19:24 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam-RoK economic development forum will be held in Hanoi from Oct. 21-22 with around 350 delegates taking part in.

The forum will focus on the situation of bilateral economic ties and new orientations for development cooperation.

Vietnam will present its socio-economic development strategy at the event while experts from the Republic of Korea (RoK) will share development experiences.

Six smaller forums will be held for in-depth discussions on financial policy, the POSCO, broadcasting-telecoms, land development, intellectual property and vocational training development.

Source: VOV

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East Asia tourism forum agrees to expand links

In Vietnam Travel on September 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

Provincial authorities from 10 East Asian countries signed several agreements to develop tourism, especially by air and water, at the 9th East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum (EATOF) held on September 8 and 9 in Gangwon, Korea.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam’s most famous World Heritage site in Quang Ninh Province.

Delegates agreed to vote for Vietnam’s Halong Bay as one of the world’s seven natural wonders, add two more members — Lao’s Luang Prabang and Cambodia’s Siem Reap — and chose Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province to be the host of the 10th EATOF next year.

Established in 2000, the EATOF groups Cebu (Philippines), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Gangwon (the Republic of Korea), Jilin (China), Primorsky (Russia), Quang Ninh (Vietnam), Sarawak (Malaysia), Tottori (Japan), Tuv (Mongolia), and Yogyakarta (Indonesia.)


Source: SGGP