Viet Nam leaves strong imprints as active, effective member at UNSC
|UN Antonio Guterres said that as the President of the UNSC (in January and April 2020), Viet Nam showed its ingenuity and the role of a mediator and bridge in supporting the settlement of conflicts, creating a peaceful atmosphere among world powers.|
As Viet Nam started its role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on January 1, 2020, UN Deputy Secretary-General in charge of peace activities Jean-Pierre Lacroix said that he believed Viet Nam would be an active and effective member of the council.
Lacroix's comments, along with the almost absolute yes votes for Viet Nam to become a member of the council, showed the strong confidence and expectation of the international community in Viet Nam's capacity and responsible engagement in the common efforts for peace, stability and security in the region and the world.
The reality has affirmed that in its post, Viet Nam has taken part in discussing and seeking solutions to all issues included in the UNSC agenda for all regions, including conflicts in Africa, humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, and other important matters such as the prevention of mass destruction weapon proliferation, the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, maritime security, climate change, and COVID-19 response.
Ambassador Philippe Kridelka, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN, affirmed that Viet Nam has a strong voice and gains trust from the world, especially countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the US.
UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Barbara Woodward highlighted that Viet Nam directly engaged in settling many important issues, affirming that Viet Nam’s contributions are valuable.
Meanwhile, UN Antonio Guterres said that as the President of the council (in January and April 2020), Viet Nam showed its ingenuity and the role of a mediator and bridge in supporting the settlement of conflicts, creating a peaceful atmosphere among world powers.
Particularly, as the ASEAN Chair in 2020, and the only ASEAN representative at the UNSC, Viet Nam upheld the central role of the association in coping with regional security issues as well as strengthening cooperation between the ASEAN and the UNSC as well as the UN as a whole.
|Viet Nam leaves strong imprints as active, effective member at UNSC.|
Ambassador Nathalie Estival-Broadhurst, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the UN said that Viet Nam has been very successful in connecting ASEAN with the UNSC. Meanwhile, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) underscored Vietn Nam’s contributions in promoting the comprehensive partnership between the ASEAN and the UN.
Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN, underlined that Viet Nam has made considerable contributions to the enhancement of the voice and image of the ASEAN at the UNSC.
Meanwhile, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo affirmed that by adding ASEAN matters to the UNSC agenda, Viet Nam has helped to raise the bloc’s image to a new level and enhance relations between regional organisations and the UN, especially the UNSC.
Looking back on active and effective contributions that Viet Nam has made to the UNSC, Director-General of the UN Office Tatiana Valovaya said during a meeting with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in late November that hailed Viet Nam’s excellent performance as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2020-2021 with many initiatives and practical contributions to global issues.