45 years on: Vietnam becomes more active UN member

Pham Huan, VOV reporter in the US
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(VOVWORLD) -45 years ago today, Vietnam officially joined the United Nations, the world's largest multilateral organization. The membership marked a step forward for Vietnam’s construction, development, and international integration. 

In an interview with a Voice of Vietnam reporter based in the US, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Head of Vietnam's Permanent Mission to the UN said that at the beginning of its membership Vietnam only attended UN meetings, now Vietnam's presence at and contributions to the UN's mechanisms are becoming clearer and more effective, demonstrating a proactive and responsible Vietnam to the international community.

“Participating in UN mechanisms, Vietnam has promoted major resolutions and statements of the UN Security Council, General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and other organizations, which have received appreciation and support from the international community and other countries," he said. 

“Vietnam strictly delivers on its international commitments and always upholds compliance with and strict implementation of the UN Charter and international law. In addition, Vietnam promotes, builds and implements UN initiatives and we have achieved the millennium development goals ahead of schedule and are effectively realizing the sustainable development goals,” Giang added.

Vietnam has sent 493 military officers and soldiers to UN peacekeeping forces and deployed four level-2 field hospitals in South Sudan and Abyei from 2017 to 2021.
 It was twice elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2008-2009 and 2020-2021 terms.