Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on November 23 adopted the ASEAN-UN cooperation resolution with the backing of 110 countries, the highest number of co-sponsors for the resolution since it was introduced for the first time in 2002. As the ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam represented the grouping in drafting and negotiating for the resolution. Compared to the 2018 version, the 2020 version updates outstanding cooperation outcomes between the UN and the ASEAN since 2018, including the achievements of the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for the 2016-2020 period, and the first-ever discussion of the UN Security Council on the role of ASEAN in maintaining international peace and security and the adoption of the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action in the 2021-2025 period. The efforts by the ASEAN in building the ASEAN Community and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are also highlighted, along with many cooperation contents between the two sides. Introducing the resolution, Ambassador … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-drafted ASEAN-EU cooperation resolution adopted
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New York (VNA) - Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, said on November 23 that the international community highly values the role of ASEAN as well as the cooperation between the bloc and the UN. Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, Quy said that a resolution on ASEAN-UN Cooperation was approved at the 75th UN General Assembly earlier the same day with three records: the shortest discussion time, the shortest canvass time, and the largest number of co-sponsor countries compared to other resolutions on ASEAN-UN cooperation. The newly-adopted document is of great significance as the approval of the resolution as well as the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for 2021-2025 creates a firm foundation for other resolutions after 2023-2025 and creates a premise for both sides to implement the millennium goals in 2030. According to Quy, the resolution contains updates on cooperation outcomes between the UN and ASEAN over the past two years, especially … [Read more...] about Int’l community appreciates ASEAN’s role, ASEAN-UN cooperation
Elderly care focuses on helping the elderly recover from any functional problems they have rather than providing nursing care in elderly homes (the way it was in the previous period). From the perspective of an Asian country that values tradition, family members should take care of the elderly at home in Japan, which opens several kinds of services such as day care, home visit, and short-time stay, in addition to traditional elderly homes or long-time stay type of services. Also, these services are provided by professional care workers who are given proper training and certified as specialists nationwide in Japan. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for a future of aged society in 2035?
The MoH is also promoting the use of electronic medical records to replace paper ones and non-cash payments at health facilities on the National Public Service Portal. If things go according to plan, there will be no need for patients to bring their medical records and payments for those covered by health insurance will be conducted quickly. … [Read more...] about Digital transformation offers better access to health services
New York (VNA) – Vietnam and Indonesia condemn violence, attacks using improvised explosive devices and suicide attacks at troops and peace-keeping forces in Somalia. The statement was made by Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations (UN), who addressed an online working session of the UN Security Council on November 23 on behalf of the two ASEAN nations. The two countries shared difficulties facing Somalia, and called on international partners to help the Somalia government ease the adverse impact on socio-economic development, and deal with humanitarian demand. They vowed to continue working together with the UN, and regional and international organisations to support Somalia, for peace, stability and development. The nations acknowledged positive developments in Somalia, especially political dialogues between the federal government and member states, aimed at handling their political deadlock since 2018. They spoke … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Indonesia condemn violence in Somalia