return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Joining UN peacekeeping missions affirms VN’s contributions to world peace

Vietnam’s participation in the United Nations’ peacekeeping missions is a humanitarian activity of great significance, affirming the country’s responsibility towards the international community.

 

 

In the past five years, Vietnam has sent 29 batches of officials to the UN’s two peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and Central African Republic to work as liaison officers, military observers and staff officers.

In October 2018, the country deployed the first level-2 field hospital to South Sudan, and is preparing for the deployment of the second level-2 field hospital and a sapper company soon.

In June 2018, the UN recognised the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations (VDPO) as one of four international training centres in the region and agreed to carry out training under a three-party partnership (comprising Vietnam, the UN and a partner country).

The selection of Vietnam as a training venue for UN peacekeeping forces reflects the UN's appreciation of Vietnam's commitment and results the country has recorded in UN peacekeeping.

At the meeting of EU Chiefs of Defence in August 2018, the EU invited Vietnam to dispatch officers to work as mobile trainers at some UN peacekeeping training centres of the EU in Central Africa, Somalia, Mali and some European countries.

Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, head of the steering committee of Vietnam's UN peacekeeping operations, said the Vietnam People’s Army is always ready and willing to help other countries with peace consolidation and national reconstruction.

Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung, VDPO Director, stated that the deployment of the first level-2 field hospital in South Sudan affirmed Vietnam’s role, responsibility and efforts in UN peacekeeping.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a letter sent to Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN, on November 26, 2018, extended his gratitude to the Vietnamese Government for its successful deployment of the first level-2 field hospital in South Sudan.

Vietnam also has strong support for the UN Security Council’s resolutions on the role of women in all phases of the peace process and in UN peacekeeping activities.

Speaking at a debate on women and UN peacekeeping activities held by the UN Security Council on April 11, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung affirmed Vietnam would step up women’s participation in UN peacekeeping forces.

When assuming the role of the Chair of the Association of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training Centres (AAPTC) in 2020 from Thailand at a ceremony in Bangkok on April 26, Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung confirmed that Vietnam backs and obeys the UN’s regulations on the improvement of women’s role in UN peacekeeping missions.

In the near future, Vietnam will send more female officers to join the activities in African nations, he added.

The country plans to coordinate with the UN Development Programme in organising an international workshop on the connectivity between women and UN peacekeeping activities. With this event, Vietnam wants to honour women’s role in peace building and their contributions to world security.

 

 

Vietnam, Australia boost peacekeeping cooperation

 

{keywords}

Participants to the programme (Source:qdnd.vn)

 

 

An Australia-funded programme to share experience for officers and medical workers of the level-2 field hospital No.2 wrapped up at the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations (VDPO) on June 5.

According to Major General Hoang Kim Phung, General Director of the VDPO, the programme helps equip participants with basic knowledge of air medical transport serving UN peacekeeping activities, and medical transport processes in military duties.

He said the activity strengthened peacekeeping cooperation between Vietnam and Australia.

The seven-day event saw the participation of 26 officers, medical staff from the air emergency team of the level-2 field hospital No.2 and the Air Defence-Air Force.

It focused on international-standard air medical transport, research of planning in this field and issues related to medical transportation.

The Australian side shared practical experience in UN peacekeeping missions.

Participants were taught principles in injury treatment and arrangement in emergency transport, and performed mock medical transport missions.

  

VNA

Vietnam carefully prepares for non-permanent seat at UNSC: Spokeswoman

Vietnam carefully prepares for non-permanent seat at UNSC: Spokeswoman

Vietnam is making meticulous preparations and sharing experience with countries, UN agencies and international research organisations to get ready for participation in the UNSC for the 2020-2021 term.  

Vietnam pledges to continue joining UN peacekeeping operations

Vietnam pledges to continue joining UN peacekeeping operations

The Vietnamese Government pledges to actively participate in UN peacekeeping activities, said Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.

Defence ministry supports Vietnam-Japan peacekeeping cooperation: officer

Defence ministry supports Vietnam-Japan peacekeeping cooperation: officer

Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lt. Gen. Pham Ngoc Minh received a senior official from the Bureau of Defence Policy of Japan’s Ministry of Defence in Hanoi on May 9.  

MORE NEWS

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 29

USAID assists Vietnamese businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emission

Vietnam Airlines plans to restore its entire flight network by the end of 2023

The restoration of international flight routes is an important condition for Vietnam Airlines to reduce losses and become profitable in the near future.

Saigon Zoo elephant dung used to make paper

A Saigon Zoo member of staff and a group of students are transforming elephant dung into paper.

Future of Hanoi’s 120-year-old Long Bien Bridge unclear

Long Bien Bridge, the iconic bridge across Hanoi’s Red River, has degraded, but no major repair plan has been finalized and its future is unclear.

Information & Communications Ministry works to create modern digital infrastructure

The Ministry of Information and Communications will exert efforts to create a modern and safe national digital infrastructure, and a new space for digital economic growth, and developing e-government towards the building of a digital government.

Vietnamese NA Chairman begins official visit to UK

National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue arrived at Heathrow Airport in London on June 28 (local time), beginning his three-day official visit to the UK.

Vietnam to establish industrial environmental index

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has called for the implementation of an industrial environmental index in Vietnam, according to Le Thanh Quan, head of MPI's department of economic zone management.

Rising costs cast doubt on wood companies growth prospects

As wood export turnover is rebounding with rising demand in the domestic market, the revenues of wood enterprises are expected to advance.

Vietnam’s GDP expands 7.72% in second quarter of 2022

Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year was estimated to increase 7.72% year-on-year, higher than the growth rates in the same quarters during the 2011-2021 period.

Danish Crown Prince Couple to visit Vietnam in November

Wind energy and energy efficiency will be in focus during the visit, which will take place on November 1-2.

Spanish university offers well-being courses

Lisa Bevill, Academic Director of the Center for Health, Well-being, and Happiness at IE University of Spain, talks with VietNamNet about the university’s “well-being courses” which set a foundation for students to find “the next best you”.

Health Ministry denies oversupply of Covid-19 vaccines

Duong Thi Hong, Deputy Director of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, has confirmed that the current Covid-19 vaccine supply is only enough to give booster shots.

Domestic air transport sees fast recovery, airlines suffer loss due to rising fuel prices

Vietnamese airlines are suffering losses amounting to hundreds of billions of VND each month due to a surge in fuel prices, according to director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Dinh Viet Thang.

Finding a way to make money from Saigon River

Ho Chi Minh City has the shape of a river city. However, urbanization and arbitrary construction has encroached on and gradually obscured the river.

Vietnam attracts more than 14 billion USD of FDI in H1

Vietnam reached more than 14 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first six months of 2022, announced the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
back_to_top