During a debate on peacekeeping at the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly on November 1 in New York, the Vietnamese diplomat highlighted Vietnamese priorities within the framework peacekeeping operations. Furthermore, he also briefed the participants on the latest Vietnamese activities and contributions to the United Nations missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.
He went on to stress the need to respond to the call of countries, especially those receiving peacekeeping forces, to plan clear and appropriate missions for the forces.
The Ambassador stressed that the peacekeeping operation continues to be a crucial and effective tool of the UN in the process of maintaining international peace and security.
Greater attention must therefore be given to the safety and security of active peacekeeping forces, as well as to promoting the application of modern technologies in the execution of tasks and the guarantee of resources for missions, he said.
The Vietnamese representative also reiterated the demand to fully guarantee the rights, interests and demands of women by joining peace processes.
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee, one of the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly, has been tasked with examining a number of special political and peacekeeping issues.