VietNamNet Bridge – “Our people are hard-working but we lack creativity,” former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan said, expressing his concern about the adaptability of Vietnamese workers in the digital age. On the occasion of the 2nd APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) held recently in Hanoi, VietNamNet co-operated with the World and Vietnam newspaper to organize the online roundtable talks with the theme "Human Resources in the Digital Age: Challenges in Vietnam" in order to provide a multi-dimensional perspective on this issue. This is also a major topic for high-level policy dialogue within the framework of SOM 2. The talks were broadcast live at 10am on May 23, 2017, and streamed live via fanpage Vietnamnet.vn with the participation of four guests. - Mr. Vu Khoan, Former Deputy Prime Minister - Dr. Dao Quang Vinh, Director of the Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs, Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs - Ass. Prof., Dr. … [Read more...] about Human resource challenges in the digital age:
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U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed on to future generations. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Professor at Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory and Jun Wu, Salk staff Scientist are pictured in this handout photo obtained by Reuters, August 2, 2017. The milestone, reported in a paper released online August 2 in Nature, was confirmed last week by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), which collaborated with the Salk Institute and Korea's Institute for Basic Science to use a technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a genetic mutation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Until now, published studies using the technique had been done in China with mixed results. CRISPR-Cas9 works as a type of molecular scissors … [Read more...] about U.S. scientists able to alter genes of human embryos
Talk Around Town Euthanasia: human right or path to decadence? by Huong Ly For most people, life is surely their most precious possession, one that they never want to lose. In the Declaration of Independence released by President Ho Chi Minh on September 2, 1945, which gave birth to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, a sentence was quoted from the US Declaration of Independence"...that all men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". However, death is the opposite of life. Everyone knows they will die someday, but they do not know exactly when. So, is choosing to die also a right? A patient awaiting death without hope typically has two options. The first is that he or she could ask someone else to help them die, possibly by injecting them with toxic drugs. Second, he or she could accept the pain, boredom, expense and worried family members that come with lying sick in bed. However, choosing to … [Read more...] about Euthanasia: human right or path to decadence?
Over one million people jobless in Q1 A little more than one million people of working age nationwide were unemployed in the first quarter, up by 20,700 compared to the last quarter of 2015, according to an updated report of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. The overall unemployment rate in quarter one was 2.25%, up from 2.18% in the previous quarter. There were 540,700 unemployed people aged from 15 to 24 in the period, down by 18,700 quarter-on-quarter but still accounting for over half of the total. The jobless rate for this group was 6.63%, lower than in the last quarter of 2015 and the same period last year. However, the rates of young people in urban areas, people aged from 20 to 24 with college degrees, and holders of university decrees or higher remained high at 10.2%, 16.3% and 19.6% respectively. In quarter one, skilled workers accounted for 441,100 or 44% of the unemployed, up by 23,700 over the previous quarter. Among them, 190,900 had bachelor's decrees … [Read more...] about Social News 30/5
Vietnam pledges promotion of women's empowerment Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen highlighted Vietnam's achievements in empowering women at the March 15 working session of the ongoing 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. Vietnam, for the first time, has three female Politburo members, equivalent to nearly 16 percent, and more than half of ministries and agencies have women holding key positions, the minister said. These female officials are expected to be promising candidates for the upcoming election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels for 2016-2021, she added. Alongside this, female labourers make up 48.3 percent of the country's total figure and nearly 24.9 percent of business managers are women. Notably, maternity mortality dropped over three folds, from 233 mothers per 100,000 live births in 1990, to 59 in 2014 and an estimated 58.3 in 2015, according to the official. … [Read more...] about Social News 18/3