Vietnam active in promoting women's participation in building and promoting peace

The Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations will jointly host an international workshop on enhancing the role of women in building and promoting peace in this month.

The event will also identify good practices and collaborative approaches, as well as discuss policy-level action and the dedicated expertise and resources needed to accelerate women’s participation in peacebuilding.

According to VNA, the event entitled "Strengthening Women’s Role in Building and Sustaining Peace: from Commitments to Results" will be held in the in-person and online formats on December 7-9.

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will address the Hanoi event.

Given the critical gaps that remain in advancing gender-responsive peacebuilding, realizing women’s full and equal participation in peacebuilding, and the limited progress in the mobilization of resources for gender-responsive peacebuilding, the conference is organized to discuss the implementation of the the Women, Peace and Security agenda and reflect on opportunities, gaps and challenges for women’s leadership and participation in peacebuilding on the ground.

Five plenary sessions and four workshops to be held in the framework of the event will review the implementation of Resolution 1325 of the UN Security Council (UNSC) over the last 20 years, point out difficulties and challenges facing the task, and propose orientations for policy and action coordination of the international community in the coming time.

The event will also include exhibitions introducing Vietnam’s efforts and achievements, as well as international assistance for the country in overcoming consequences of bombs and mines left over from war, and promoting the Southeast Asian nation's policy on ensuring gender equality, and the participation and contribution of women in national defence and construction.

The workshop expects to see the participation of about 150-200 international delegates, including senior officials from the UN and its member countries, outstanding women operating in promoting peace, security and gender equality, scholars, as well as those from UN organiations in Vietnam, financial institutes, and non-governmental organisations.

Representatives from various ministries, the Government Office, Party Committees and agencies of the NA, as well as friendship organisations will represent Vietnam at the event.

Ngoc Diu