Vietnam National Day celebrated in Geneva | Policy
Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam’s Permanent Delegation to the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international organizations in Geneva held a ceremony on September 14 to mark the 77th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day and the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s entry into the UN.
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Hoang Giang said that since Vietnam gained independence on September 2, 1945, the Party, State and people of Vietnam have made constant efforts to protect national independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, as well as the right of citizens to freedom, happiness and prosperity.
Vietnam has also joined forces with the international community to address global issues such as post-COVID-19 recovery, poverty reduction, climate change response and achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. , did he declare.
He added that Vietnam gives priority to promoting gender equality, empowering women and protecting vulnerable groups, preventing gender-based violence and discrimination, especially in the process of dealing with pressing global challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change, which are also top priorities for Vietnam when it seeks a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 term.
According to him, Vietnam has maintained socio-economic stability in 2021 and the first half of this year. It accelerates the transition to the digital economy, innovation, green and sustainable growth, harmonizes economic development with environmental protection and ensures the well-being of citizens.
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of Vietnam’s delegation in Geneva, stressed that Vietnam always respects and supports multilateralism, the UN Charter and international law; encourages international cooperation to deal more effectively with global challenges.
Vietnam is ready to contribute more to UN activities and seek a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 term, she said.
She reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to making new contributions to the UN and strengthening more effective cooperation with the UN for the cause of national construction and defense, and for peace, cooperation and development. in the world.
Attendees of the event were also treated to traditional Vietnamese music and food./.