Welcoming TET, the Vietnamese lunar New Year, brings many celebrations that will be held across the local Vietnamese American community.
In 2016, lots of changes take place in the world, especially in key regions and countries, creating a far-reaching effect on global political landscape. As a result, strategies for people-to-people diplomacy in 2017 needs proper adjustment to cope with this situation. Regarding the issue, the Vietnam Times has conducted an interview with Mr. Don Tuan Phong, Deputy Chairman, Secretary General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO). In his opinion, enhancing bilateral partnerships with neighbour countries while building Vietnam’s international friends network with more participation of the youngsters is key task of 2017.
On January 18 and 19, students in the needy areas of Son La and Hoa Binh province received a nice surprise from the Helen Keller International (HKI) Vietnam. Nearly 10,000 pairs of new shoes were brough to them as gifts of care and love from HKI & TOMS company (US).
Since 2016, residents of the drought hard-hit area in Gia Lai and flood - prone in Quang Binh have become familiar with the red-color uniforms on which written three words “Save the Children”. Amidst harsh weather condition with burning sun, fierce dryness, they came to bring the needy drinking water as well as financial supports. Walking long way on muddy or even submerged-in –floodwater roads, they committed to deliver necessary goods to all households, bring stationeries to all students. What they were doing simply represented one thing: LOVE.
2016 was a fruitful year with many Friendship Associations with many large-scale activities had been operated successfully, leaving an unforgettable mark on and heart of international friends.
Throughout 2016, people-to-people diplomacy continues to affirm the role and position of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) with many outstanding activities.
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and the Committee for Foreign Non-Governmental Organisation Affairs (COMINGO) held a friendship get-together to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2017 on January 18th at the headquarters of VUFO.
Vietnam Times had an interview with Mrs. Le Thi Thanh Giang, Chairwoman of Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations about people-to-people diplomatic activities of the organization the past year.
The management board of the Hỏa Lò Prison museum yesterday received memorabilia from the family of the late US Commander Walter Eugene Wilber.
The Management Board of the Hoa Lo Prison relic site on January 17th received valuable items from the family of U.S. war veteran Walter Eugene Wilber for the second time.
Japanese Prime Minister’s spouse Akie Abe visited disabled children who are receiving treatment in Hanoi Rehabilitation Hospital on January 16.
PANO – The Central Committee of Vietnam Communist Youth Union held an exchange, “Meet Vietnam,” for foreign students in Vietnam, on January 15 in Hanoi.
On December 23 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) held a conference to recognize the contributions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 2016. At the event, 30 NGOs that have contributed remarkably to the country’s poverty alleviation, resolving social issues and bolstering sustainable developments were awarded Certificate of Merit.
The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) held an exchange program to welcome New Year 2017 on January 14 at the Hanoi Opera House.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that the U.S. always treasures ties with Vietnam and will continue pursuing set principles in the development of ties with the country.
Helen Keller International (HKI)-Vietnam in collaboration with People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and Can Tho City Union of Friendship Organizations has just visited and presented 1,000 pairs of Toms shoes to poor students of Dong Hiep secondary school in Dong Hiep Ward, Co Do District in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
Beginning next year, Vietnamese will officially be listed as a foreign language available to Taiwanese students in grades 3-12, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City has announced.