VPDF Vice-President advocates farmland preservation

Preserving farmland means ensuring food security, sustaining economic stability, protecting the environment, and keeping a most precious gift for future generations, wrote recently Mr. Nguyễn Văn Thanh, Vice-President of the VPDF.Titled “Preserving ...

Irrational use of agricultural land criticized

The profit-driven diversion of food-producing land to non-agricultural use and massive land grab currently underway threaten to worsen the food crisis and ruin rural livelihoods, said VPDF Vice-President Mr. Nguyễn Văn Thanh. In an article compiled ...

ASEAN People’s Forum Final Statement made public

The Sixth ASEAN People’s Forum (APF6), held in Hanoi on September 24th-26th, adopted at a plenary session a Final Statement.The document, made public by the APF6 Secretariat, reads in full as follows:FINAL STATEMENT OF THE ASEAN PEOPLE’S FORUM VI ...

ASEAN People’s Forum planned for September

The Sixth ASEAN People’s Forum is scheduled for September 23rd-26th in Hanoi, according to the Vietnam Organizing Committee (VOC).The VOC on June 11th made public the Forum Concept Paper adopted by the First Preparatory Consultative Meeting held in ...

Scientist exposes lingering effects of Agent Orange

Several decades have passed since the war ended, but the dioxin-laden Agent Orange used by US forces keeps harming the land and human minds and bodies, noted Dr. Võ Quý, Former Director of the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, ...

Achievements in MDGs implementation underlined

Vietnamese women now account for 25.76% of National Assembly deputies, 23.8% of Provincial People’s Council members, 51.22% of college students, 49.4% of the labor force, and 41.12% of enterprise owners and managers. This was made known by Ms. Đinh ...

NAM for implementation of DOC in South China Sea

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has expressed the hope for effective implementation of the ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.The NAM’s 15th Summit of Heads of State and Government, meeting in Sharm el Sheikh, ...

VPDF representative on rethinking development models

The current global crisis has provided humanity with an opportunity to rethink development models and search for people-centered alternatives to the present domineering profit-driven model. Rescue measures and stimulus packages could solve immediate ...
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Researchers weigh potential impacts of ASEAN-EU FTA on Vietnam

Large potentials for expanding ASEAN-EU trade remain unexploited, and an ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement would benefit Vietnam, of which export has always been a key growth factor. But, moving toward free trade has never been purely beneficial, and ...

Asian-African people’s solidarity lauded

The Vietnamese people highly value Asian-African people’s solidarity, emphasized VPDF President Mme Nguyễn Thị Bình, who is also Vice-President of the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), in a recent article in VPDF’s News Bulletin. ...

Direct and representative democracy

Direct democracy, most feasible at the grassroots, is the highest form of democracy, emphasizes a study sponsored by VPDF for inputs to the International Meeting of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, held in mid-October in Caracas. ...