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IPU-132 adopts anti-terrorism resolution

21:43 | 03/31/2015

The 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly adopted a resolution on countering the evolving threats of terrorism, with two thirds of approval vote during its plenary session on March 31.

Parliaments’ role critical to development goals realisation

17:23 | 03/31/2015

Delegates at sessions of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) have agreed over the past few days on the necessity of improving the role and responsibility of parliaments in promoting the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Vietnam’s voice in gender equality at IPU-132

11:37 | 03/31/2015

(VOV) -Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan has highlighted Vietnam’s great strides in promoting gender equality at the 30th anniversary of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians and the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

IPU Assembly focuses on security issues

23:10 | 03/30/2015

The Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, ongoing for the first time in Hanoi, continued its discussions on March 30 with emphasis placed on the sustainable development, environmental protection and regional and global security.

IPU highlights water governance for sustainable development

22:24 | 03/30/2015

The central role of people in managing the effective use of water resources for sustainable development was the main focus of discussions of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Hanoi on March 29 and 30.

Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

10:36 | 03/30/2015

Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his farm in the southern Mekong Delta.

Vietnamese switch off electricity during Earth Hour

18:55 | 03/29/2015

People in different cities and provinces throughout Vietnam turned off power for an hour on March 29 night and partook in an array of activities in observance of the global Earth Hour 2015 campaign.

Young parliamentarians discuss global issues

18:23 | 03/29/2015

Cyber warfare and water security are pressing global issues that came under scrutiny at the Forum of Young Parliamentarians in Hanoi on March 29 as part of the ongoing 132nd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-132).

Vietnam, Japan discuss hi-tech agriculture

18:19 | 03/29/2015

The fourth meeting of Vietnam-Japan Joint Committee on Science and Technology was held on March 29 in Hanoi, focusing its discussion on hi-tech agriculture, environmentally-friendly technology, climate change adaptation and the proper use of water resources.

Hue cuisine "conquers" travelers

13:37 | 03/29/2015

Coming to the ancient capital city, visitors can admire the beauty of the system of royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty, and also enjoy the unique culinary and cultural history of this land.

Legendary beauty of Lak lake

10:24 | 03/29/2015

Lak lake, located in Lien Son, Lak district, about 52 km south of Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province, is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and largest fresh water lakes.

132nd IPU Assembly opens in Hanoi

00:09 | 03/29/2015

(VOV) - The 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU- 132) opened in Hanoi on the evening of March 28, bringing together representatives from 166 IPU members, observers and international organizations.

Water among key IPU-132 agenda components

00:24 | 03/29/2015

The use of water resources will be one of the key agenda points during the 132 nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union for the first time in Hanoi, said Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Ha Huy Thong.

Top legislator hosts banquet for IPU executive committee

21:40 | 03/27/2015

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung hosted a banquet at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam relic site on March 27 for members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) executive committee who are in Vietnam to attend the 132 nd IPU Assembly from March 28 to April 1.

Australia works with Vietnam to improve water quality control

15:39 | 03/27/2015

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Hugh Borrowman co-chaired a productive seminar on water quality control in Hanoi on March 26th.