Vietnam was officially declared a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in New York last week, Photo: VNA On June 7 during the 73rd session of the General Assembly in New York City, Vietnam was officially elected to the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member for the 2020-2021 tenure, marking a milestone in the country’s ongoing contributions towards the global community. “We will do our utmost to successfully fulfill all duties as a UNSC member,” stated Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh. “Vietnam is proud to be a responsible member of the United Nations,” he added. “Through the four decades that Vietnam has been part of the UN, we have always been committed to the noble goal of the organisation to build a world of peace, security, and development.” “We have spared no effort to uphold the UN Charter and international laws, to advance dialogue and co-operation … [Read more...] about Vietnam elected for major UN role
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Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Vietnam and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were elected to the UN Security Council on Friday (Jun 7) as the top UN body struggles to agree on how to confront global conflicts. The United Nations Security Council meets on the Venezuelan crisis, on Feb 26, 2019 at the United Nations in New York City. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele) The five newcomers will join the council in January for a two-year stint, replacing Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Poland and Peru. The election comes at a time of diplomatic deadlock at the council, which has been unable to agree on a response to several crises, from Syria to Myanmar, Venezuela or Sudan. Five countries - Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States - have a permanent seat on the 15-member council and enjoy veto power over any decisions. The 10 other non permanent members are elected for two-year terms to serve on the UN's most powerful body, tasked with addressing threats to international peace … [Read more...] about Estonia, Vietnam among five elected to UN Security Council
Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy noted the efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to narrow development gaps among its members at a session of the Commission for Social Development of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The 57th session of the Commission for Social Development opened on February 11 at UN headquarters in New York city, the US, under the theme “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies” On behalf of ASEAN, Ambassador Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN, shared the common concern about inequalities in each country and between different countries. Opportunities to access health care and employment within a country are not spread evenly due to gender inequality and inequality between rural and urban areas, along with … [Read more...] about Ambassador affirms ASEAN’s efforts to narrow development gap
Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.The Saigon Times Daily U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the United Nations following a Security Council meeting about the situation in Venezuela in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 26, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS BUDAPEST (REUTERS) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned allies on Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on their soil, saying it would make it more difficult for Washington to "partner alongside them". The United States and its Western allies believe Huawei Technologies' apparatus could be used for espionage, and see its expansion into central Europe as a way to gain a foothold in the EU market. Washington is concerned in particular about the expansion of Huawei, the world's biggest maker of telecoms equipment, in Hungary and Poland. "We want to make sure we identify (to) them the opportunities and … [Read more...] about Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.
Vietnamese nation, people, economic potential introduced in Uruguay Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay Dang Xuan Dung talks to students from the Catholic University of Uruguay Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay Dang Xuan Dung has introduced the nation, people and integration process of Vietnam as well as the Vietnam-Uruguay relations to students from the Catholic University of Uruguay on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ambassador Dung said that Vietnam, overcoming devastating wars, has been on the way of development with many promising areas. He also highlighted famous landscapes of Vietnam as well as friendly and hospitable people. He noted that Vietnam has pursued the “doi moi” (reform) cause since 1986. After over 30 years, the country has recorded many important achievements with stable economic growth, improved people’s living conditions and enhanced position in the world … [Read more...] about Government News 24/10