human rights
Ministries join hands to control imbalanced sex ratio at birth

10:34 10/10/2014

A cooperation programme was launched between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) at an official ceremony in Hanoi on October 9 to promote gender equality and control sex...

Kobane: New IS push amid US warning on air strikes

23:38 09/10/2014

The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.

Right to silence under discussion

09:43 08/10/2014

The right to remain silent when arrested or interrogated was brought up during the NA Standing Committee discussion on amendments of law of the People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate.

Hanoi casts the spotlight on gender inequality

18:50 28/09/2014

In observance of International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), a rally and march were held in Hanoi on September 28 to raise awareness of gender imbalance at birth in Vietnam.

Vietnam's active participation in building UNHRC resolutions

12:31 27/09/2014

Vietnam has made positive and substantial contributions to building resolutions at the 27th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which closed in Geneva, Switzerland on September 26.

Vietnam forecast to spare 4.3 mil men by 2050

00:51 24/09/2014

Vietnam will have to face with astonishing redundancy of 2.3 to 4.3 million men unable to find wives to get married as gender imbalance in the sex ratio at birth increased from 106.

Vietnam highlights role of history education

00:49 11/09/2014

Vietnam participated in a special discussion on history education and commemoration during the 27 th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland .

Vietnam attends UN Human Rights Council's 27th session

11:26 09/09/2014

Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Vietnamese permanent representative to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations gave a speech at the 27th session of the United Nations Human...

Ukraine truce shaken by new shelling

12:43 08/09/2014

There has been fresh shelling near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, raising fears that a recently agreed ceasefire may collapse.

Russia ordered to pay $2.5bn to Yukos shareholders

09:41 01/08/2014

Russia has been ordered to pay about $2.5bn (£1.5bn; 1.9bn euros) to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.


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