|Ambassador Phạm Hải Anh, deputy head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations. VNA.VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Ambassador Phạm Hải Anh, deputy head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations, called for the use of emerging technologies for the correct purposes at the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s video meeting on 'The Impact of Emerging Technologies on International Peace and Security' on Monday.
Addressing the event, which was initiated by the Permanent Missions of China and Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa and the UAE to the UN, the Vietnamese diplomat said emerging technologies helped promote co-operation and development, and contributed to tackling pressing global issues such as climate change, renewable energy, disease prevention, terrorism and food security.
The UNSC had used emerging technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to protect civilians and ensure security and safety for peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Central Africa, and Mali, as well as investigate IS crimes in Iraq, he said.
The research, development and use of new technologies must be for the purposes of peace and development of mankind, in line with international law, the UN Charter, and meet the interests of developing countries, he stressed.
To achieve these goals, countries needed a comprehensive, transparent and constructive approach at all UN forums, he said. VNS