Vietnam's achievements in improving children's lives have come in for praise from a UNICEF official who hailed the country Wednesday for setting an example in fulfillment of children's rights. Christian Salazar, Officer-in-charge of UNICEF Vietnam, was speaking during the release of the annual publication of the State of the World's Children Report in Hanoi. Vietnam's remarkable progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and its efforts to develop the plan for 2006-2010 with a strong focus on social issues and children "underline [its] position as an example to the world when it comes to good governance for children," Salazar said. … [Read more...] about Vietnam sets example in fostering children’s rights: UNICEF
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Vietnam's renewal process is becoming known around the world as one of the most successful examples of economic transformation in recent history, said UNDP Resident Representative Jordan Ryan. At the first high level roundtable meeting on the 20-year review of renewal in Hanoi on Wednesday, Ryan added that almost every aspect of economic life in Vietnam has been touched in some way by the renewal. Ryan went on to say that the country's since the Sixth Party National Congress in December 1986, has seen profound changes in production, consumption, savings, investment, monetary policy and international trade. … [Read more...] about Vietnam successful example of economic transformation; UNDP rep.
In 2-day working visit to Thai Nguyen on the occasion of the 122th birthday of president Ho Chi Minh and 65 years after Uncle Ho safely returned to Dinh Hoa area to direct the war against the French, State President spent the first half day visiting ATK historic site, incensing Uncle Ho memorial house and planting trees at the site. He wrote in the scrapbook: "This generation promises to study and follow the example of Uncle Ho; strives to build a better, bigger and more beautiful country as Uncle Ho's wish" State President plants memorial trees at Command of Military district 1 on the morning of May 20, 2012 In the morning of May 20th, State president visited and worked with the Command of Military district 1, which is stationed at Thai Nguyen. Commander of Military district 1, General Be Xuan Truong, reported the difficulties, advantages of national security and defense mission; taking care of the citizens in 6 provinces under the military district and also proposed a few … [Read more...] about Focusing on economic and social development in Northeast and Northwest regions
The Ministry of Education and Training should create a new development policy to diversify subjects at high schools for the gifted, according to the Strategy and Education Programme Institute. An institute survey showed that these specialised schools were the best way to identify and develop talent by creating an environment for students to grow. Nguyen Anh Dung, an institute representative, says the ministry should allow diverse teaching models and address special needs, which would include allowing students to skip grades. Nearly 48,000 students attend 58 high schools for the gifted with more than 20 subjects offered. The schools have been a domestic and international success. From 2002 to 2007, students of the College of Sciences’ high school won 42 international and 247 national prizes. The Ministry of Education and Training plans to increase the number of specialised schools based on an area’s population. For example, Ha Noi has a population of around 3.1 … [Read more...] about Gifted-student strategy needed
Local electronics manufacturers are switching from household products to specialized industrial ones to adapt to the changing competition landscape. Le Ngoc Son, chairman of the Vietnam Electronics Enterprise Association, said that after many firms assembling TV sets and other audio-visual equipment had to shut down business due to the tougher competition heralded by Vietnam's accession into the WTO, many are restructuring production for survival. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a trade exchange between Vietnamese and South Korean electronic companies held in HCMC last week, Son said a number of industry players had shifted to producing specialized electronic equipment for the medical and other industrial sectors. Son cited his business, the Vietnam Electronic and Information Technology Corporation where he serves as chairman, as an example. According to Son, foreign enterprises including Samsung make up about 90 per cent of the local electronics industry while … [Read more...] about Local electronics manufacturers switch focus