Vietnam’s application of the human rights-based approach to development-policy planning

(LLCT) - The principle of policy process in general and policy development in particular places humans at the center of the policy making and implementation process. Access to human rights in policymaking is also a very important part of the institutionalization of international commitments that countries pursue. The article focuses on clarifying Vietnam’s application of the human rights-based approach to policy making and development over the past years.

Vietnam’s political culture in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

(LLCT) - The Covid-19 pandemic has generated heavy losses in life and economy as well as political and social stability on a global scale. In the fight against the pandemic, in spite of numerous disadvantages, Vietnam has achieved many internationally recognized positive results. Together with other factors that have brought about those initial successes, political culture is a particularly important and significant cause, strongly influencing the consciousness and behavior of the people and the government in the pandemic prevention and combat. The analysis of four dimensions of political culture including individualism ands collectivism, power gap, degree of uncertainty avoidance, determination and flexibility has revealed cultural and political characteristics of Vietnam, contributing to the explanation of the pandemic prevention and combat results in Vietnam in the recent time.

Upgrading the contingent of hcma’s lecturers on a par with its assigned missions in the new period

(LLCT) - Currently, a contingent of lecturers of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) needs a breakthrough development in both quantity and quality. Lecturers of the Academy must be exemplary in all aspects; highly qualified; proactive in scientific research; practically knowledgeable; effectively engaged in the struggle to protect the Party's ideological foundation, and mastery in active teaching methods. To develop a contingent of lecturers on a par with their assigned tasks in the new period, it is necessary to synchronously apply a variety of solutions: establishing a development plan for the 2020-2030 period; preparing for sources of lecturers in appropriate ways; enhancing the training and fostering of lecturers; creating an open scientific environment for lecturers; ensuring regular rotation for lecturers; attaching importance to the attendance work; periodically evaluating the lecturers, and building appropriate mechanisms and policies.

Characteristics of training and fostering programs and requirement of teaching method innovation in the Party school nowadays

(LLCT) - In implementation of the Party's resolutions on training and fostering leaders and managers, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics has made many renovations in designing the program, curriculum, and developing the teaching staff, teaching methods. Thus, initial quality and efficiency has been achieved. However, there have emerged some issues, particularly on the curriculum, textbooks, and teaching methods. In light of this, the article focuses on identifying and analyzing the four characteristics of the training and fostering program in the Party school system; at the same time, points out the need for renewing the current teaching methods in the Party school system.

Ho Chi Minh’s will in building the Democratic Republic in Vietnam via General Election 1946

(LLCT) - After the August Revolution victory in 1945, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam came into existence, opening the democracy-building period in Vietnam. During the early time of independence, the country's economy was exhausted and the literacy level was extremely low, however the people's mastership, especially in the political area, was guaranteed. The first General Election was successfully held on January 6, 1946 with the participation of a large number of people. In this regard, a People's Government was formed. The article focuses on clarifying Ho Chi Minh’s will in building the republic democracy and its values today.

Human rights assurance mechanism in the new-generation free trade agreements

(LLCT) - The new-generation free trade agreements (FTA) have been selected by various countries in multilateral cooperation with regional and global countries due to their benefits in socio-economic development, including a mechanism to ensure human rights which are becoming increasingly focused. However, the signing and joining of new-generation FTAs have certain obstacles in ensuring human rights. This article is an overview of the human rights assurance mechanism in new-generation FTAs through the description of the institutions and regulations established for the implementation of the provisions to ensure human rights in new-generation FTAs. At the same time, advantages, as well as limitations of this mechanism, will be presented.

Traditional special relationship between the French Communist Party and the Communist Party of Vietnam

(LLCT) - The French Communist Party and the Communist Party of Vietnam have a special close relationship, President Ho Chi Minh - leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam is one of the founders of the French Communist Party. That the friendship between the two parties has been deeply strengthened is a testament to the international spirit of the communists struggle for the common cause. December of 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the French Communist Party, a good time to look back on the relationship between the two parties, to celebrate the friendship and solidarity between the French and Vietnamese revolutionaries.

A nation's power includes not only its hard power (geographical - population, economic, military factors) but also its soft power (political institution, ideology and national strategies (state leaders), and the will of the people in implementing strategies, social values, international relations). Therefore, the study of a country’s soft power should be taken under overall consideration of its comprehensive power.

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