Weekly news summary: 12 - 18/01/2013

Web.HCYU.18.01.2013: The HCYU weekly news summary includes short summaries on the youth and children movements of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union across Vietnam.

18 Jan 2013: First conference of the Standing Committee of the HCYU, term 2012-2017, held in Bac Ninh from 18 to 19 Jan 2013. The conference is co-chaired by Dr. Nguyen Dac Vinh, First Secretary and Mr. Phan Van Mai, Permanent Secretary of the HCYU.

16 Jan 2013: At this week's youth conference of Hoa Binh Provincial Youth Union, 01 individual was honored with the Third-class Labor Medal by the President, 37 groups and 16 individuals were awarded by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. In addition, the provincial Union honored 86 groups and 62 individuals for excellent contribution in youth movements during 2012.

15 Jan 2013: The Standing committee of Ha Tinh Provincial Youth Union and South American International English school system presented Tet support to poor people in Hau Loc, Thanh Hoa province.

15 Jan 2013: A press conference on the 2013 “Red Sunday” blood donation was held
at Tien Phong newspaper’s headquarters under the theme “My life and yours”.

15 Jan 2013: In response to the “Winter – Spring Volunteer Campaign 2013”, units of the Yen Bai provincial Youth Union carried out meaningful activities to support youth and citizens with difficult conditions within the province.

15 Jan 2013: 29 excellent candidates qualified for the final of Binh Duong Beauty Contest 2012, organized by Binh Duong Provincial Student Union.

14 Jan 2013: Hai Phong City Youth Union held a year-closing meeting to revise all the youth activities of 2012 and plan the activity for 2013.

14 Jan 2013: Ha Tinh Provincial Youth Union and Ha Tinh Customs Department signed a joint program that promotes prevention of smuggling and trade fraudulence in 2013.

14 Jan 2013: In Ha Long city of Quang Ninh, the HCYU Central opened a training course “Improving administrative management and activity organizing capacities” for 51 Standing Committee members from the mountainous Northwest, North Midland and Northeastern of Vietnam.

14 Jan 2013: The Permanent Steering Committee for voluntary blood donation (Red Cross Committee of Dong Xoai, Binh Phuoc province) organized its first blood donation campaign of 2013 and received more than 400 blood units.

14 Jan 2013: The Secretariat of the HCYU sent out the plan for youth and union officials to comment on the Draft of the Constitution Amendment through forums, youth and student union’s meetings and seminars.

12 Jan 2013: Delegation of the HCYU along with Tien Phong newspaper and Prudential Security Finance Company visited and presented scholarships to students and families in the self-established village of Bat Xat, Lao Cai province.

12 Jan 2013: The Standing Committee of Dong Thap Provincial Youth Union accompanied by Dong Thap’s Electricity Company held the “2013 Safe – Secure –Effective Electricity Repairing Contest” for the provincial Union’s units.

12 Jan 2013: Ha Giang Youth Provincial Union and the Youth Union of the Governmental Agencies held an evaluation meeting of the “Ties of Islands and Borders” campaign period of 2010 – 2012.

12 Jan 2013: Hue Provincial Youth Standing Committee, Hue Revolutionary People's Committee Office and Hue Department for Internal Affairs coordinated a contest named “Young officials with administration reform”, which attended by 10 union representatives from district up to provincial level.

12 Jan 2013: A signing ceremony between Ha Tinh and Bac Ninh provincial Youth Unions took place in an effort of strengthening the comprehensive relation between the youth of the two provinces.