Update news UNCLOS

The 8th Ocean Dialogue took place in Hanoi on June 29 under the theme “40th Anniversary of UNCLOS: Promoting maritime cooperation in Southeast Asia”.

Vietnam proceeds to the sea successfully under UNCLOS

Vietnam has solved seven out of 11 maritime disputes and can be  proud that it went to the sea firmly and successfully, according to Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao.

FM spokesperson reacts to Australian aircraft interception by China in East Sea

All countries should adhere to international law, the 1982 UNCLOS and regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Vietnam denies information on maritime militia building

The information from a Chinese military magazine confirming Vietnam is building a maritime militia is untrue, and Vietnam completely denies it.

Vietnam opposes East Sea claims inconsistent with international law: spokesperson

Vietnam always opposes and does not accept all claims in the East Sea that are inconsistent with international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said on January 14.

Five years of PCA's ruling: no such thing as ‘power creating justice’

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)'s ruling has been an irrevocable part of history. It will act as a “guide” for countries involved in the struggle for an order based on rules and not on “force creating justice.”


Vietnam urges enhanced awareness, enforcement of UNCLOS

Vietnam called for promoting the awareness and enforcement of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) while attending a plenary meeting at the UN General Assembly’s 76th session on December 7.

Vietnam demands Taiwan to end illegal actions in East Sea

Vietnam has shown its resolute objection to Taiwan’s military exercises in the territorial waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

PM attends 16th East Asia Summit

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 27 evening attended the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS).

For cooperative and peaceful East Sea

Due to complicated historical, geographical, and legal conditions, the East Sea has been the subject of continued disputes between surrounding countries, including Vietnam. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs' spokeswoman clarifies issues of public concern

Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang shared information about issues of public concern during its regular press conference via teleconference on October 7.

China's deliberate ambiguity in the East Sea

Chinese officials said on August 29 that they would require a series of vessels to "report information" when passing through the area they consider to be their "territorial waters" from September 1, 2021.

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia and France ministers have voiced serious concerns about the situation in the East Sea and called for all disputes to be resolved in a peaceful manner in accordance with international law,

Vietnam to run for Int’l Law Commission amid fierce competition

In 2016, Dr. Nguyen Hong Thao became the first Vietnamese to be appointed as a member of the United Nations’ International Law Commission, for the term 2017-2021.

Vietnam chairs meeting of Group of Friends on 1982 UNCLOS

On July 21 (New York time), the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations (UN) hosted an online meeting of the Group of Friends on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Japan, Canada call for compliance to UNCLOS in resolving East Sea issues

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu on July 12 issued a statement calling on relevant sides to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s ruling in settling disputes in the East Sea.

Top US diplomat emphasises need to ensure rules-based maritime order

The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in UNCLOS, sets out the legal framework for all activities in the oceans and seas, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Australia calls for compliance with international law in East Sea issue

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne has affirmed Australia’s position which is guided by principled support for international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Int’l researchers reaffirm value of PCA ruling on East Sea

International researchers and experts while attending a recent teleconference reaffirmed the value of the 2016 ruling on the East Sea by the Permanent Court on Arbitration (PCA).

Vietnam-co-initiated Group of Friends on UNCLOS debuts in New York

A Group of Friends on the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an initiative by Vietnam and Germany, was launched at a New York event on June 30,