Addressing the first regular session of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Board held in New York from February 7-10, Giang briefed participants on outstanding results that Vietnam has achieved in the past one year since the executive board approved the Vietnam Country Program in February 2022.

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang speaks at the session.

He thanked and appreciated the organisation's effective and timely help and support for Vietnam, especially in providing tens of millions of doses of vaccines against the COVID-19.

In the context that the world is facing many crises, the ambassador emphasised that peace is a prerequisite for the development and prosperity of people, including children. UNICEF needs to work with other U.N. bodies and member countries to strive for this goal so that children and future generations can live in peace and have the opportunity to develop further.

To ensure that UNICEF has enough resources to complete its strategic plan and contribute to effectively responding to global challenges, the Vietnamese representative called on countries to fulfill their commitments to contribute resources to UNICEF.

Overview of the session

He took the occasion to reaffirm that he will continue to work closely with the U.N. body to promote and protect children's rights.

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell spoke highly of Vietnam's efforts and achievements in caring for and ensuring children's rights, affirming that the organisation will continue working closely with Vietnam in this field in the coming time.

Source: VNA