Opinion

PM's no Tet gifts anti-corruption instruction

PM's no Tet gifts anti-corruption instruction

At the November cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced a ban on government officials and civil servants offering gifts to their superiors during the Lunar New Year, or Tet.

Empowering women and girls to make their own decisions

On International Women's Day, we not only celebrate our collective strides towards gender equality and women's empowerment but also pinpoint the gaps and amplify our efforts to secure equal rights and choices for everyone.

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At the start of 2024, Europeans are of course deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and by the conflict that has broken out again in the Middle East.

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Everyday battles with history

News of a new Vietnam Military History Museum got me thinking.

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment today for a sustainable tomorrow’

As the world continues to battle and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and governments look to institute policies to build back better and greener, we are at the same time affected by another global crisis – climate change

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Why is the EU adopting a new Indo-Pacific strategy now?

The world’s centre of gravity is moving to the Indo-Pacific region, in geo-economic and geo-political terms. Recently, the decision by Australia, the UK and the US to deepen their security and defence ties (the so-called AUKUS group) has certainly

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Covid-19 may have lasting consequences on population: UNFPA

For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies.

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 Vietnam has a role in this decisive decade to stop catastrophic climate change

This November, the UK will welcome the countries of the world to Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. This week I am visiting Viet Nam to get us on track to address the enormous threat of

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