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Paid paternity leave gives children the best start in life: UNICEF

From January 1, 2018, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) expanded paid paternity leave to up to 16 weeks for its staff. This new policy aims to contribute to the early development of children, as well as to recognise the equal role played by fathers and mothers in the early moments of the life of a child.

Vietnam, Mongolia to strengthen education ties

(VNF) - Vietnamese Ambassador to Mongolia Doan Thi Huong recently had a working session with Ts.Tsogzolmaa, Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia, in order to promote the cooperation in fields of education, culture, science and technology.

Medical checkup fees drop from mid-July

Medical checkup fees will decrease by 15 per cent-20 per cent as from July 15th when a circular issued by the Ministry of Health regulating uniform prices for medical checkup and treatment services for insurance card holders in hospitals across the country takes effect.

Vietnam donates 5,000 tons of rice to Cuba

Vietnam donated 5,000 tons of rice to Cuba on June 21st at the symbolic hand-over ceremony in the port city of Hai Phong, following a pledge made in March by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, during his visit to the island.

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic U.S. products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday (June 22nd) in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.

Cham’s traditional craft of pottery to seek UNESCO regconition

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the south central province of Ninh Thuan to compile a dossier on the Cham people’s traditional craft of pottery to apply for UNESCO recognition as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.