Geneva (VNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown its strong commitments to promoting and ensuring the rights of children through a multitude of important documents such as the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025. Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, made the affirmation while representing ASEAN member countries to address the 43rd session of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva on February 24. Mai stressed that with the dogged determination to realise the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the ASEAN members would continue close cooperation with the UN’s organisations to promote children’s rights, particularly in the context of evolution of the fourth industrial revolution, climate change, and disease outbreaks. The Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietnam highlights ASEAN’s efforts in protecting children’s rights
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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but behind the bonhomie and photo opportunities a comprehensive trade deal between their two nations looks remote. AFP/Money SHARMA Despite sharing strategic concerns over China that have led to deepening defence ties, relations over trade have worsened under Trump's "America First" drive to reduce the US$25-billion US deficit with India. … [Read more...] about Down to business for Trump in India
According to this plan, Vinpearl will establish its representative offices in strategic markets to promote tourism products and develop business directly. The first markets to be deployed in this plan include: Russia, Australia, Japan, South Korea and China. Other potential regions such as Europe, the US, Canada and Southeast Asian countries, etc., are also included in the its strategy for diversification of the tourist markets and expansion of Vinpearl brand's global influence in 2020. … [Read more...] about Vinpearl Announced Its Strategies to Expand International Markets and Aviation Cooperation
A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease The H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak, which killed hundreds of thousands of people, was declared a pandemic by the WHO in 2009 The WHO no longer formally labels an outbreak of disease a "pandemic" but says the term may be used "colloquially" Its advice to countries - to limit the infections while preparing for wider spread - remains the same Coronavirus: A visual guide to the outbreak How a misleading coronavirus map went global Watching loved ones die without care in Wuhan BBC … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts
The director of the South Korean Centre for Disease Control, Jung Eun-kyeong, suggested at a press briefing that "there is a possibility that the characteristics of many people sitting close together in a very confined space and holding service for more than an hour" would have led to "a few who were exposed infecting many other infectees". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why did infections shoot up South Korea?