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June 11, 2018

Video: 3rd Ocean Dialogue Interviews on balancing priorities

The 3rd Ocean Dialogue touched upon sensitive topics regarding international law and the South China Sea. Prof. Herman J. Kraft and Dr Yan Yan answer questions on the influence of external powers and priorities to address. more…

June 11, 2018
OD3 speakers

3rd Ocean Dialogue: International Law and South China Sea

On 11 June, international law experts from China, the Philippines and Vietnam discussed comprehensive solutions to the claims on territorial disputes. It was concluded that substantial negotiation on the Code of Conduct, respect for international law and cooperation are key to achieving success.

June 8, 2018
Institute of State and Law citizens participation

Legal experts debated citizens’ participation in state and society

On 6th June, legal experts and representatives from Hanoi, Hue City and HCMC engaged in a lively debate on citizens’ participation in the management of state and society. Forms of participation discussed were the right to stand for election, referendum, vote, and participation through social organisations.

April 18, 2018
Group picture, ToT

KAS supports training for future journalist trainers

KAS and the Vietnam Journalists Association co-organised a 3-day workshop for 25 reporters to train them as journalist trainers. The Swedish lecturer Marie Kronmarker encouraged the participants to draw wheels of qualities that trainers can use to define their strengths and weaknesses and, as the result, to map out appropriate methods of training.

April 12, 2018
SCIS Innovation Districts April 2018

Ho Chi Minh City: Eyes on Innovation Districts

On 12 April, experts and local council representatives discussed successes of Innovation Districts. All stakeholders involved have to focus on promising technologies and identify suitable locations. Innovation Districts could bring HCMC the necessary sustainable economic growth as well as increase livability in the Eastern districts.

April 12, 2018

Video: Conclusions about Vietnam's candidature for a seat in the UN Security Council

“Vietnam has to show the world what they want to achieve when they’re on the Security Council”, said Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN, after our conference about Vietnam and the UN Security Council. In this video, you can find his and other experts' résumés about the event. more…

March 30, 2018

Vietnam gears up for non-permanent UNSC seat

If elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council period 2020-21 Vietnam must be devoted, committed and active to make good impacts during its term, said the experts at the conference "Vietnam and the UNSC" on March 30. Co-organised by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and KAS Vietnam the event attracted more than 100 participants. more…

March 23, 2018

Video: Maritime experts draw a promising conclusion after the 2nd Ocean Dialogue

"Our recommendations can reach politicians”, reassured Dr. Vu Thanh Ca after the 2nd Ocean Dialogue. He is one of the experts, who participated in the fruitful debate about fishery cooperation in the South China Sea. In this video, Mr. Ca and other participants of the event draw their personal conclusions of the dialogue. more…

March 16, 2018
2nd Ocean Dialogue - Panel discussion

Fishery cooperation in the South China Sea needs a comprehensive approach

At the 2nd Ocean Dialogue, experts from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and China discussed fishery cooperation in the South China Sea. They concluded that fishery cooperation is not limited to the depleting fish stock only, but that a comprehensive approach is necessary. Such an approach should address issues related to education, new technology and organised crime in order to guarantee a long-term income from fishery. About 90 participants attended the event.

February 28, 2018

First "Ocean Dialogue" co-organized by KAS launched

The South China Sea has been a topic of contention for a long time. In this regard we co-organized the first part of a series called "Ocean Dialogue" - raising the importance of governance over the South China Sea and discussing strategies to uphold peace, development and security. more…