Vietnam highly values the achievements gained in the implementation of the United Nations (UN)’s “women, peace and security” agenda, which makes significant contributions to realising sustainable development goals.
The statement was made by Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN at an open debate recently held by the UN Security Council.
In her speech, the Ambassador shared her concerns over challenges posed for women and condemned cruel acts such as forcing and recruiting women and girls to conduct terrorist attacks.
She called for stepping up efforts to ensure women’s benefits and integrate gender issues in all fields of building peace and preventing conflicts in a consistent and inclusive manner.
Ambassador Nga also highlighted the remarkable role and contributions of Vietnamese women to the cause of national building and development and the State policies to tap women’s potential and creativity and increase their position, material and spiritual life as well as promote gender equality and advancement of women.
Vietnam is strengthening coordination with the UN to prepare for the dispatch of the first female soldiers to join the UN mission in South Sudan, she said, adding that other nine servicewomen are ready to take on tasks at the level-2 field hospital in South Sudan.
Nearly 90 member nations participating in the open debate pledged to promote the leadership and involvement of women in preventing and addressing conflicts and restoring peace.