WORDS ON THE STREET 70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / Social Affairs
Campaign to make the world cleaner launched in Vietnam
Anh Kiet 20:17, 2021/09/22
The "Clean up the world” campaign has been responded by hundreds of millions of people in the world.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union have jointly launched a national campaign to make the world cleaner in response to the “Clean up the World” initiative.

The event aims to call on countries to jointly take actions to create changes to the global environment. This year’s message focuses on enhancing public awareness of the significance and their role in protecting the environment in socio-economic development.

The campaign also aims to encourage sustainable development, natural disaster mitigation, and climate change adaptation in the new normal state.

As part of the program, the organizers will present awards to winners of the “Youth Creativity for Climate” contest and release a music video on Vietnam’s environmental protection efforts on social media platforms in late September.

 Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan speaks at the launching ceremony. Photo: The Hanoi Times

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan said that in response to the campaign amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the MoNRE has proposed ministries, sectors and agencies, localities and organizations to hold suitable communication activities such as hanging banners, panels, posters at public areas and workplaces.

“Other activities include collecting and treating waste; solving urgent environmental problems in localities, agencies, schools, enterprises; and dredging canals, ponds, lakes, and drainage systems,” Nhan stressed.

Agencies and localities are also requested to launch and respond to movements such as “recycling day”, “green life festival”, “volunteer Saturday”, “green Sunday” among others, accelerate the construction and completion of projects and works on environmental protection in order to better serve socio-economic development activities, he said.

The deputy minister added that collectives, individuals, and enterprises that have outstanding achievements in rationally using natural resources, and those taking effective solutions and initiatives in the work, should be honored.

 The launching ceremony was held online. Photo: The Hanoi Times

For his part, Youth Union Secretary Ngo Van Cuong noted that each young people can respond to the campaign through actions such as sorting and recycling plastic wastes, cleaning up the environment, and planting trees where they live and work.

On the occasion, a program was launched to encourage young people to share photos or short video clips of a location before and after being cleaned up or about tree planting on Facebook.

The "Clean up the world” campaign was organized globally for the first time in 1993. It has become one of the annual international environmental events responded to by hundreds of millions of people in more than 130 countries around the world.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: campaign Clean up the World Youth Creativity for Climate
Other news
23:12, 2024/07/22
The beloved General Secretary in memories of Hanoi people
Welcome to the Hanoi Times' Words on the Street column. We dedicate this week's edition to the memory of the late General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, whose passing has caused great sorrow among the people.
23:15, 2024/07/15
Why are so many Vietnamese turning to gambling for easy money?
Dozens of illegal gambling gangs were busted in Vietnam during the EUFA EURO 2024 tournament, with bets worth hundreds of billions of dong.
21:48, 2024/07/01
Hanoi creates nearly 125,000 jobs in first half of 2024
The capital will raise the standard of job fairs and provide a trusted channel between employers and job seekers.
08:40, 2024/06/29
Hanoi increases bus services to connect to metro
Hanoi's bus service is undergoing a major overhaul to encourage people to use public transport and leave their private vehicles at home.
19:52, 2024/06/23
Hanoi launches program to stabilize prices of essential commodities in 2024
Products included in the program must be quality assured, food-safe, traceable, and sought after by consumers.
18:02, 2024/06/21
Hanoi takes steps towards green transport development
The use of environmentally friendly vehicles makes a significant contribution to environmental protection.