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No more potential risks of dioxin exposure for 170,000 people

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IMG 1343 resizedHa Noi 19 March 2015 - There are no longer potential risks of dioxin exposure for about 170,000 people living near Bien Hoa airbase and in the vicinity of Phu Cat airbase in the south and centre of Viet Nam, respectively.

This was announced by the Office of National Steering Committee (Office 33) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam at the  closing workshop for the project “Environmental remediation of dioxin contaminated hotspots in Viet Nam”, which was funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) via UNDP.

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Role of parliamentarians in delivery of post-2015 goals discussed ahead of IPU-132

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ipu-132-pratibhaHa Noi 17 March 2015 – The delegation from Viet Nam's National Assembly to the upcoming 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union General Assembly (IPU-132) today discussed the role of parliamentarians in the national delivery of post-2015 goals.

The IPU-132, to be hosted for the first time by the National Assembly of Viet Nam, will take place in Ha Noi from 28 March to 1 April, with the main theme "The Sustainable Development Goals: Turning words into action".

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Viet Nam, Malaysia’s trade unions ink agreement to strengthen protection of migrant workers

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HANOI, 16 March 2015 – Leaders of Viet Nam's and Malaysia's trade unions this afternoon (16 March) agreed to co-operate to protect the former's workers in Malaysia – one of the top four destination countries for Vietnamese working migrants.

With support from the ILO, the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which covers a range of important issues such as the establishment of an official bilateral co-operation and awareness raising on labour migration. They also include engaging in dialogues to promote the ratification of relevant ILO conventions, raising concerns of migrant workers to the authorities and policy-makers, and addressing occupational safety and health issues, particularly in hazardous sectors.

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UN Women launches HeForShe in Viet Nam

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Anh - Khoi dong chien dichHa Noi, 6 March 2015Hundreds of Vietnamese people including Government's male leaders, business representatives, public figures, men and boys today showed their support to HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality of UN Women.

In commemoration of International Women's Day 2015, UN Women in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union launched HeForShe in Viet Nam.HeForShe is a global effort that aims to engage men and boys, one half of humanity, in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent the other half of humanity from achieving their potential.


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