Viet Nam To Take Over Presidency Of UN Security Council
09:30 | 26/03/2021

VGP – Viet Nam will assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the second time next month, as part of its tenure as a nonpermanent UNSC member for the 2020-2021 tenure.

The information was announced by Do Viet Hung, Director-General of the Department of International Organizations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), during a press conference on March 25.

The UNSC’s working program in April is quite tight with nearly 30 ambassador-level meetings and 12 issues of regions around the world for discussion, Hung said, stressing that Viet Nam will participate in the agenda in an active, proactive and responsible manner; ensure objectivity and transparency in handling differences among member countries; and maintain solidarity and consensus to settle the issues.

In its capacity as President of the UNSC, Viet Nam will promote three priority topics, one of which is to address the consequences of bombs and mines and maintain a sustainable peace. This is a very important issue for Viet Nam, having a profound impact on socio-economic development and ensuring security and safety for the Vietnamese people.

Therefore, with this topic, Viet Nam expects to draw the attention of the UN and the international community to the consequences of bombs and mines left over from the war in countries, including Viet Nam.

Viet Nam will also preside over a ministerial-level meeting on April 18, with the participation of the UN Secretary-General, representatives of the bomb and mine clearance group which gathers female members in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri, and actor Daniel Craig who will send a video message. Daniel Craig is the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.

In addition, during its UNSC presidency month, Viet Nam will promote two other priority issues, including strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organizations in conflict prevention and handling, and protecting essential infrastructure for the people in armed conflicts.

Earlier, from January 2, 2020, at the UN Headquarters in New York, Viet Nam began activities in its capacity as President of the UNSC, marking the start of the country’s two-year tenure as a non-permanent UNSC member.

By Vien Nhu

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