During the meeting, Thao praised the achievements of the mission in recent times, including the important contribution of the female staff. She affirmed that the VWU pays great attention to international cooperation on gender equality and ensuring women's rights via both bilateral and multilateral channels.

An overview of the working session

The VWU has special affection and concern for Vietnamese women living abroad and will continue to carry out meaningful initiatives and activities to strengthen the connection between Vietnamese women at home and abroad, contributing to enhancing the great national unity bloc, while attracting more resources to serve the country's socio-economic development, Thao said.

The Charge d'Affaires a.i of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the U.N., Nguyen Hoang Nguyen hailed the significance of the VWU delegation’s working trip in the context that gender equality and ensuring women's rights is always a top priority of U.N.'s agenda and activities. The diplomat said that the achievements that Vietnam has obtained in this field are an important foundation for the country to continue to promote its role and contribute to the issues related to gender equality and women's empowerment.

The mission hopes to coordinate more closely with the VWU in the coming time to jointly promote Vietnam's priorities and concerns at the U.N. This is especially so while Vietnam is undertaking its role as a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) for the 2025-2027 term, Nguyen said.

While in New York, the VWU delegation also visited the U.N. headquarters and had a meeting with U.N. Women Deputy Executive Director Kirsi Madi.

Source: VNA