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Vietnam hosts the Youth League Asia Pacific Baseball Tournament 2011

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

Vietnam hosts the Youth League Asia Pacific Baseball Tournament 2011

QĐND – Saturday, January 01, 2011, 21:7 (GMT+7)

The Youth League Asia-Pacific Baseball Tournament 2011 will take place for the first time in Vietnam from January 13th to 16th to select the best teams from the Asian Pacific who will compete in the World Cup Baseball 2011 in Texas, US in August 2011.

The U10 and U12 teams of the Hanoi Baseball Club will join the tournament.

The event is organized by the General Department of Sports and Physical Training; the Vinh Phuc People’s Committee; the Vinh Phuc Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism; and the Hanoi Baseball Club.

Source: VH

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

17th World Festival of Youth and Students closes

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:21 am

17th World Festival of Youth and Students closes

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:28 (GMT+7)

A Vietnamese delegation led by Vo Van Thuong, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, has actively contributed to the success of the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) which closed in South Africa on December 21.

It highlighted Vietnam’s efforts to promote the world youth and students movement for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.

At the festival, the Vietnamese delegation held 39 bilateral meetings with leaders from youth organizations of many countries and delivered reports at 80 seminars, conferences and international solidarity forums.

One of the reports that drew loud applause from leaders of WFYS 17, is related to the international tribunal against the imperialist use of Agent Orange during the war in Vietnam and its severe and long-lasting consequences on civilians.

In his closing speech, the President of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Julius Malema emphasised the success of the WFYS 17 as part of the struggle to defeat imperialism for a world of peace, solidarity and social transformation.

Mr Melema said that the festival brought into play the active role of young generations in fighting imperialism and strengthening solidarity and friendship among the progressive youths in the world. He also voiced support for the Cuban people, peace on the Korean peninsula and peace for Zimbabwe and other African nations.

He called for co-ordinated efforts in the struggle against imperialism for a world of peace without nuclear weapons and an international system based on social justice, national sovereignty, independence, freedom, security, solidarity and international cooperation.

He spoke highly of the Vietnamese people’s victories in the past struggle against US imperialists and their socio-economic achievements in the current process of socialist construction, considering them as valuable lessons for progressive and revolutionary forces in the world.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Youth enjoy online shopping

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

Vietnamese teenagers have started a new trend of purchasing items online from websites.

The surface of website Vietnamese teenagers  start a new trend of purchasing items online from websites

Websites like,, and have now become very popular with students.

Although this concept has just been introduced this September, the site has already attracted more than one million customers for consumer items like food, clothes and mobile phones.

Customers purchasing an item or a service during special hours can often enjoy a huge discount of more than 30 – 60 percent.

This selling strategy was created by a company called Groupon whose three co-founders were Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell.

Groupon, a deal-of-the-day website is growing fast with projected revenue of USD500 million for 2010. This group-buying giant has reportedly rejected Google’s massive USD6 billion acquisition offer and intends to stay independent.
The way Groupon works is that if a certain number of people sign up for an offer, then the deal becomes available for all; however, if a predetermined minimum number is not met then no one gets the deal that day. This reduces risk for retailers who can treat the coupons as quantity discounts as well as sales promotion tools.

Customers have an option to pay cash on delivery or through internet. Pham Quynh Mai living in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, felt happy and satisfied with the service as she was informed before the delivery was sent to her house.

However, the new shopping method comes with a few shortcomings. Le Minh Duy, a student of Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City purchased a coupon for practicing yoga but found that he had to visit offices in district 8 and district 2 several times to reclaim a coupon when the delivery failed. Besides some customers are showing concern at the quality of items they purchase online.

Despite the shortcomings, online shopping has been welcomed by Vietnamese, most of who are young customers. Mr. David Tran, chief operating officer of the website observed that young people chose products and services with quality and prestige in mind. Not withstanding, online shopping websites have been mushrooming in Vietnam.

Source: SGGP

Two Vietnamese to attend Int’l Youth Tiger Summit

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Dancing Obama appeals to Indian youth

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

“Thang Long- Hanoi Mark and the Youth with the Vietnam Culture Relics”

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Mekong youth discuss human trafficking

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 5:36 am

Mekong youth discuss human trafficking

QĐND – Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Five Vietnamese children, together with 25 contemporaries from the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries, are in Bangkok, Thailand for the third Mekong Youth Forum on Human Trafficking and Migration.

The week-long forum aims to inform policy makers and the public about a range of risks children in the region face. Delegates at the forum are also discussing measures to better protect at-risk children and youth from exploitation and trafficking.

Participants from countries, including Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, will discuss and share their first-hand experiences with migration or trafficking. The five Vietnamese children were selected by 85 delegates at the National Children’s Conference in August.

Nguyen Thi Mai An, 15, from the central Highlands province of Kon Tum, told te English-language daily Vietnam News before her departure that she and her friends would walk along the border near her home to disseminate information about human trafficking to local residents.

They provided the local children with information about human trafficking and held talks and spread the slogans: “Listen to the children’s cry on the other side of borderline” and “Put traffickers into a prison cell!”

She said that the province was home to several ethnic minority groups, so the communication campaign attached importance to understanding the groups’ cultures first.

“Vietnamese children want more information about how to combat human trafficking, as well as how to protect themselves,” said An. “We also want to achieve more cooperation to deal with these issues at the regional forum.”

At the meeting, the participants are using creative methods to tell their stories, discuss human trafficking and migration, and talk about potential future action plans. Groups of artists will work as co-facilitators to help children prepare their own creative presentations.

According to the organiser, the regional forum aims to institutionalise the participation of children and youth in local, national and regional anti-trafficking programmes.

The forum’s results will be discussed by leaders from the region at the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking’s official meeting.

Between 2004-09, about 1,600 human trafficking cases were reported, involving 2,900 traffickers and 4,000 victims. Most trafficking victims are women and children.

The forum has been co-organised by the International Labour Organisation, World Vision, Save the Children UK and the UN Inter-agency Project on Human Trafficking.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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

HCM City voluntary youth enjoys “Pink holiday” in Laos and Cambodia

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

The 9th voluntary campaign titled “Pink holiday,” which began July 29 and will run until August 11 in Laos and Cambodia, has attracted more than 100 young people including students, doctors and workers of Ho Chi Minh City.

The youth volunteer delegation provided free medicine and medical examination and treatment to the poor people in Sanamxay District of Attapeu Province  (Photo: Sggp)

In Attapeu Province of Laos, the youth volunteer delegation offered 10 computers to the provincial youth union; 200 gifts to disadvantaged students; 2,100 gifts and provided free medicine and medical examination and treatment to the poor people in Sanxay, Saxettha, Phuvong and Sanamxay districts.

The delegation also built two houses worth VND30 million (US$1,500), for the poorest families in Sanxay District.

Volunteers gave 1,400 gifts and provided free medicine, medical examinations and treatment to people in Dak Chung and Laman districts of Sekong Province.

300 poor students and 1,500 people in Paksong, Pathumphon and Muong Khoong districts of Champasak Province received gifts, free medicine, medical examinations and treatment.

The volunteers also cooperated with their comrades of the “Green Summer Campaign” to build two houses for families in Pathumphon District.

The youth volunteer delegation shared their knowledge of cultivating rubber, rice, vegetables; opened computer classes, built fresh water supply systems, and provided safety instructions on the use of electricity to the people in provinces.

The delegation left Laos on August 8, to continue their voluntary activities in Rattana Kiri and Kongpong Cham of Cambodia.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese youth volunteers visit remote areas of Laos

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

36 youth volunteers including doctors of the “Pink holiday” and students of the “Green Summer Voluntary Campaign” overcame many difficulties to visit the K’Tu people in the remote commune of Ta Lang Ta, in Sekong Province’s Dak Chung District of Laos from August 2 to 4.

Volunteers take car got bogged down on the muddy road. (Photo; Sggp)

The Ta Lang Ta commune is located along the Laos-Vietnam border, on the Truong Son range, 1,600 meters above sea level.

The youth volunteer delegation spent nearly one day traveling in six pick-up trucks to cross the difficult to access mountainous area, full of obstacles, with bendy roads, thick forest, abysses and 45-degree slopes.

They spent a night in all-terrain vehicles in a cemetery of the K’Tu people and were exhausted from the long hard trip.

They also tried to take cars, which got bogged down on the muddy road during the trip.

At last they arrived at the commune set in a green valley, along a fresh stream.

The delegation offered gifs to 1,200 K’Tu people in the Ta Lang Ta, Tang Doi, Tang Tun, Tang Ka Lo, Dak Lay and A Jun communes, in Dak Chung District.

Source: SGGP