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Friday, May 7, 2021
Tags: commitments
Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting
Vietnam will take actions to speed up the narrowing of development gap in ASEAN, especially in enhancing sub-regional cooperation by holding an ASEAN Forum on narrowing development gaps between sub-regions for comprehensive recovery and sustainable development.
Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection (the Law), effective from 2022, introduces numerous breakthrough policies concerning environmental criteria-based classification of investment projects, environmental licenses, circular economy, response to climate change, responsibility for environmental incident prevention and response, application of best available techniques, environmental audit, and mechanisms to enhance environmental protection law compliance. This article highlights the above policies as part of the State’s environmental protection efforts.
PM proposes measures to galvanize intl efforts to address climate-related risks to peace security PM proposes measures to galvanize int’l efforts to address climate-related risks to peace, security
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and delivered remarks at an open debate of the UN Security Council on addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security, which was held in the form of video conferencing on February 23.
New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam
Under Government Decree 152/2020/ND-CP dated December 30, 2020, on management of foreign workers in Vietnam and recruitment and management of Vietnamese workers for Vietnam-based foreign entities and individuals, a foreign worker may be exempt from Vietnam’s work permit.
Business community should play a more crucial role in lawmaking activities Business community should play a more crucial role in lawmaking activities
During the past time, the Party and State have paid great attention to the formulation and improvement of the legal system. Hence, remarkable progresses and reforms have been seen and encouraging achievements attained, thus importantly contributing to the building of a law-ruled socialist state.
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.
Labor Code helps build harmonious stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnams international integration Labor Code helps build harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnam’s international integration
The new Labor Code was passed last November with major amendments and will take effect from the beginning of next year. Compared to the Labor Code which was enacted for the first time in 1994 and revised four times in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2012, the 2019 Labor Code (the Code) has fundamental and comprehensive revisions and becomes a new legal framework facilitating the building of harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and making Vietnam’s labor law better match international labor standards and serve the international integration process of the country.
Compatibility between Vietnams law and CITES regarding wildlife protection Compatibility between Vietnam’s law and CITES regarding wildlife protection
Vietnam became an official member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1994. Since then, the Convention’s provisions have been step by step incorporated into the country’s legal framework. This article assesses the compatibility between CITES provisions and two important laws concerning wildlife conservation and protection, the 2015 Penal Code and the 2017 Law on Forestry, and puts forth some recommendations for further improvement.
UK-Vietnam FTA to become effective from 23:00 on December 31 UK-Vietnam FTA to become effective from 23:00 on December 31
Representatives from Vietnam and the United Kingdom signed a free trade agreement between the two countries in London on December 29 evening (Vietnam time).
Intl conference strengthens womens role in building sustaining peace Int’l conference strengthens women’s role in building, sustaining peace
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations, opened an international conference on women, peace and security themed “Strengthening women’s role in building and sustaining peace: from commitments to results” on December 7.

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