|Việt Nam will send the first female security officer to join peacekeeping activities in South Sudan, Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Head of Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, said yesterday.– Photo tienphong.vn|
NEW YORK – Việt Nam will send the first female security officer to join peacekeeping activities in South Sudan, Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Head of Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, said yesterday.
Addressing the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Committee Four) of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, she also said that the country was preparing to launch a second-level field hospital in accordance with UN standards in the country.
She said Việt Nam had been an active participant in UN peacekeeping operations and a responsible member of the international community.
Ambassador Nga stressed on the need to improve peacekeeping activities to ensure prompt, timely and effective response to changing situations.
Việt Nam lauds the UN Secretary General’s recommendations on restructuring the international body’s peace and security pillar as well as its efforts in allocating resources to prevent conflicts and build peace, she said.
She further emphasised that peacekeeping activities must be carried out in line with international regulations and the UN Charter, as well as respect for national sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs, non-use of force, and approval of all sides concerned.
Delegates attending the meeting agreed that peacekeeping was an essential tool for maintaining international peace and security. The UN’s peacekeeping operations have had positive impacts in disputed areas worldwide, they said.
In the face of complicated challenges, they welcome initiatives to improve efficiency and optimise resources in implementing peacekeeping missions.
The delegates also affirmed that diplomatic tools, intermediation, conciliation and political measures will continue to be the UN’s priorities in the coming time. - VNS