Although religious freedom is guaranteed in Vietnam's Constitution, unregistered religious communities are often stigmatized as endangering "the social order," UN special Rapporteur Heiner Bielefeldt tells DW.
mardi 5 août 2014
jeudi 31 juillet 2014
The UN envoy for religious freedom has called on Vietnam to grant all religious communities the right to operate outside the officially established channels for religious practice.
dimanche 16 février 2014
Charities link British funding for UN anti-heroin initiatives with executions for drug-smuggling in the country
dimanche 17 novembre 2013
Earlier this year, Global Witness scored international headlines with a telling report on illegal land grabbing in Cambodia and Laos by Vietnamese companies and the extraordinary damage these companies had inflicted on the environment from which they profited.
jeudi 27 juin 2013
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has warned that amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) is the most common drug used among Vietnamese in big cities, border areas and industrial zones, while its use continues to rise in rural areas.
dimanche 31 mars 2013
GENEVA - Campaigners urged the UN Human Rights Council Friday to take Vietnam to task over its jailing of dozens of cyber-dissidents, claiming Hanoi was in breach of international law.
lundi 12 décembre 2011
HANOI — A United Nations-appointed expert is urging Vietnam's government to close down rehabilitation centers for drug users and sex workers following criticism of abuses by an international rights group, calling them "counterproductive."
mercredi 28 septembre 2011
NEW YORK — Vietnam's foreign minister pointed Tuesday to Britain's response to August riots as he defended the human rights record of his government, which he said guaranteed fundamental freedoms.
mardi 6 septembre 2011
Vietnam must stop detaining drug users and sex workers without rights required under international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
vendredi 17 décembre 2010
PHNOM PENH — Cambodia on Friday extended a deadline to shut down a refugee centre housing dozens of Vietnamese ethnic minority Montagnards, giving in to pleas by the UN refugee agency for more time.
mercredi 15 décembre 2010
A local rights group has linked the upcoming closure of a United Nations-administered refugee centre in Phnom Penh to the visit of a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to Cambodia last month.
vendredi 18 juin 2010
Vietnam on Wednesday defended its efforts against human trafficking, after the United States placed it on a watch list.
mardi 13 avril 2010
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently ratified the Plan on Implementation of the United Nation Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) to undertake its full responsibilities as a party to the UNCAC.
jeudi 11 mars 2010
HA NOI - Viet Nam has made great strides in terms of economic performance, but at the same time, there are signs of rising economic inequality and disparity in the country.
mercredi 3 mars 2010
Vietnam is consistent with its policy to promote human rights through dialogue and cooperation, said a Vietnamese diplomat at the 13th UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 2.
samedi 7 novembre 2009
United Nations relief officials are assisting recovery efforts after Typhoon Mirinae hit the Philippines and Vietnam, where the death toll from the storm rose to more than 120 people.
jeudi 15 octobre 2009
With 156 out of 178 votes, Vietnam has been elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations Cultural, Scientific, and Educational Organisation (UNESCO) at the 35th UNESCO General Assembly held in Paris on October 14.
samedi 26 septembre 2009
VIietnam is making a mockery of its obligations under the UN Human Rights Council, an international rights group said.
lundi 6 juillet 2009
Vietnam, ranked as one of the world's most corrupt countries, has ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the UN said Friday.