Vietnam signs the Call to Action on Women's Economic Empowerment
On October 23, in New York, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese mission at the United Nations, signed the "Call to action to empower economic women ”initiated by the United States.
US officials held a virtual meeting to formally launch the new "Call to Action on Women's Economic Empowerment", which is being led by Washington and signed by 31 other UN member states, including Vietnam.
The launch ceremony for the initiative included remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and President's Advisor Ivanka Trump.
Representatives from the Core Group countries also provided video interventions during the programme discussing their efforts to empower women.
Secretary Pompeo highlighted the United States' gratitude for the Central Group's leadership and partnership in ensuring that women have the ability to participate freely and fully in the global economy, saying, "We are proud to be with you as we sign today's Call to Action, and I look forward to welcoming more countries to this effort. You are partners we can count on and we will not forget your leadership here today as together we promote our shared values of peace and prosperity.
The Core Group includes Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
The text of the 'Call to Action' consists of twelve points, such as the first: "ensure the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and reaffirm the fundamental role of women's participation and leadership".