Vietnam supports int’l-law-complying measures against terrorism

The Sixth Committee of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly gathers on October 2 to discuss measures to eliminate international terrorism. (Photo: Minister Counsellor Le Thi Minh Thoa at the debate (Photo: VNA)– Vietnam supports counter-terrorism measures that are in line with the principles of the United Nations Charter and the obligations under the international human rights and humanitarian laws, said Minister Counsellor Le Thi Minh Thoa Thoa, who is Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the statement while addressing a debate on measures to eliminate international terrorism held by the Legal (Sixth) Committee of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on October 2.In her speech, she affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance of resolutely condemning all acts of terrorism, irrespective of their forms and motivation.The country objects to the application of “double standards” in the fight against terrorism, she added.Talking about measures for effectively coping with terrorism, the diplomat emphasised the importance of resolving root causes of terrorism, reducing economic, social and political inequality, improving the resilience of communities, and promoting international cooperation at the national, regional and global levels with the engagement of the parties concerned.With regard to the terrorist attacks in Cu Kuin district in Vietnam's Central Highlands province of Dak Lak in June 2023, Thoa thanked partners for condemning the attacks. She also took this occasion to ask relevant countries and international organisations to continue assisting and cooperating closely with Vietnam during the investigation and judging of the culprits who are still hiding.At the meeting, representatives of most countries shared the view that terrorism remains a prominent threat to international peace and security, as well as the stable and sustainable development in many countries.They stressed the necessity to enhance international cooperation in fighting terrorism and promote the UN’s efforts in this issue, and that counter-terrorism measures need to comply with the principle of respecting national sovereignty, and not apply double standards or unilateral counter- terrorism sanctions.The Legal (Sixth) Committee, one of the six main committees of the UN General Assembly, gathers representatives of all the 193 UN member states and considers legal issues. At the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, the committee is set to discuss 27 items, including the one on measures to eliminate international terrorism./.

October 04, 2023 08:45 UTC

Vietnam urges comprehensive, breakthrough measures for sustainable development

Minister Counsellor and deputy head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations Nguyen Hoang Nguyen (Photo: VNA)– Minister Counsellor and deputy head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations Nguyen Hoang Nguyen has called for comprehensive and breakthrough measures to realign the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development back on track.Addressing the discussions of the Economic and Financial Committee of the 78th-tenure United Nations General Assembly that took place in New York on October 3-4, Nguyen said the global issues continue hurting the progress of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with only 15% of the goals being in place according to their set timelines.The Vietnam's representative urged for stronger actions in three main aspects. In economy and finance, he said there is a need to accelerate the reform of the international financial structure and deploy the SDG Financing Package to pool resources in support of developing countries.On social issues, he suggested continued focus on poverty eradication by strengthening food security, investing in education and ensuring sustainable employment and social welfare for all citizens.Regarding environment concerns, he proposed a push for climate action and increased climate finance, supporting developing nations in transitioning to clean energy, realising the Loss and Damage Mechanism under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at the upcoming 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), and expediting the fulfillment of biodiversity targets set out in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.As a member of the core group advocating for the Resolution on UN Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development for 2023-2034, Vietnam called on developed countries to step up technology transfer, financial and technical support to enable developing nations to leverage the opportunities of the digital age.The diplomat affirmed that Vietnam always wishes to continue partnering with the international community to achieve the SDGs by 2030.Delegates at the event looked into difficulties and challenges facing the international community, stressing the need for collective efforts and coordinated actions to effectively roll out economic, financial and sustainable development measures./.

October 04, 2023 07:53 UTC

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