Being a distinctive
Vietnamese dish, especially to those who live in the North, Pho is available
everywhere, from villages to urban cities, to be sold by street vendors or
served at luxurious restaurants.
About 100 km to the south of
Ha Noi and 7 km away from Ninh Binh city, Trang An Landscape Complex covers an
area of more than 2,000 hectares, mostly comprising karst hills, mysterious and
majestic grottos, paddy fields and dozens of historical and cultural relics
such as pagodas and temples.
Lying at the height of
approximately 2,000 meters above the sea level, covered with clouds all the
year round, Sapa has a magnificent and pristine beauty of a typical mountainous
town in the Northern border area of Viet Nam. It is famous for terraced fields
stretching as far as the eye can see and villages perching on mountain slopes.
Hung Kings' Festival or Hung Kings death anniversary is a Vietnamese festival held annually from the 8th to the 11th of the third lunar month, in which the 10th day is the main festival day.
Together with Pho and spring
roll, Vietnamese sandwich has become so famous and popular in many countries
that it is included as a new word in the American dictionary.
"Balance" may be
the single word that is commonly used to describe Viet Nam's gastronomy. In
essence, Vietnamese cuisines usually reach the balance of ingredients and
recipe: neither putting too much salt and fat, nor using fattening cooking
methods such as frying that may lead to diseases.
The Mekong Delta is the
southernmost region of Viet Nam, comprising one city and 12 provinces. The
Delta is formed by a huge amount of silt and has been extended together with
the sea level rise over the years.
Situated in Kien Giang
province, Phu Quoc is the largest island among the 22 islands located in the
Gulf of Thailand, and also the largest island of Viet Nam.
Mui Ne is located in the east
coast of Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province and about 250 km north of Ho Chi
Minh City. The place is famous for shady roads under coconut trees, wonderful
beaches, cliffs and sand dunes glowing in the sunlight.
Located in Nha Trang city,
Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang Bay is known as the most famous beach destination
in Viet Nam.
More than 40 km south of Tuy
Hoa city, Phu Yen province, the Cliff of Stone Plates looks, from a far
distance, like a huge beehive which is about 50 meters in width, 200 meters in
Located in Da Nang city in
the central region of Viet Nam, Son Tra is referred to as a precious natural
pearl. This peninsula has a moderate climate all the year round. It is
particularly charming with vast forests, sheltering a large number of rare
animals, beautiful coral reefs and alluring beaches such as Bai Bac, Bai Nam
and Bai But.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National
Park is situated in Quang Binh province. The Park can be compared to a huge and
valuable geological museum of the world thanks to its complicated geological
structure with different categories of stone including sandstone, quartz,
schist, siliceous limestone.
Recognized by UNESCO as a
world heritage site for its values of landscape, geology and geomorphology in
1994 and 2000, Ha Long Bay, located in Quang Ninh province, is a wonderful and
skillful masterpiece of nature.
Viet Nam was one of
the first countries in the world agreeing to achieve the Social Protection
Floor for all and has implemented numerous policies with positive results. In
2018, 87.25 % of the population participating in health insurance. The rate of
malnourished underweight children under 5 decreased rapidly and steadily to
13.8% in 2016. All 63 cities and provinces have achieved universal preschool
education for 5-year-old children and universal primary education. The rate of
unemployment was kept low and nearly 12 million people participate in
unemployment insurance in 2017.
ASEAN reaffirms the need to further strengthen mutual cooperation and assistance at global, regional and bilateral levels to narrow the development gap, embrace new technologies and innovations to best serve our peoples' interests and ensure equitable access for all to social protection.
Through the CSocD, we can highlight the importance of strengthening collaboration between the UN and ASEAN Member States. The current Plan of Action between ASEAN and the UN reflects our effective partnership through the exchange of information and expertise, capacity building activities, technical support, and inter-sectoral dialogues to promote cooperation in areas of mutual interest and to help address common challenges. Mutual cooperation is of vital importance to ensure the realization of our ambitious goals in the 2030 Agenda.
A study shows that when the sea level rises
about 1 meter by 2010, nearly 40 percent of the Mekong Delta will be flooded.
The soil in a large area of the Delta is already increasingly salinized by sea
water. It will not only affect the livelihood of nearly 40 million people in
that region of Viet Nam, it would impact food security beyond Viet Nam’s
borders, as we are one of the top three rice exporters and the Mekong Delta
accounts for 90% of our rice export. That is just one impact and just Viet Nam
alone. What would happen to the small island states when the sea level rises?
Once again, Viet Nam would like to reiterate our solidarity and support for the just struggle of the Palestinian people for their inalienable rights, as well as the two-state solution with the establishment of an independent State of Palestine that co-exists in peace with the State of Israel along the pre-1967 internationally recognized borders.
Viet Nam opposes the excessive and indiscriminate use of force and expresses concern over the escalation of tensions, violations of UNSC resolutions and international law. We urge all parties to uphold international law, relevant United Nations resolutions, including the resolutions 478 (1980) and 2334 (2016) of the Security Council, and resolve the conflict by peaceful means in accordance with the United Nations Charter.
History since the inception of the United Nations has shown that unilateral and bilateral measures alone cannot resolve the global security challenges. On the contrary, multilateral measures based on the United Nations Charter and the principles of international law have been crucial in addressing them.
Nowadays, as peace and security in our world are facing more and more challenges, old and new, traditional and non-traditional, and with the unprecedented level of complexity, more than ever before, we need to uphold multilateralism, and we need to make it become more effective mean to address these challenges, especially the transboundary ones as they go beyond the capacity of any member state, regardless of how powerful they are.
Viet Nam’s consistent policy is to respect and
ensure the full enjoyment of human rights in accordance with international
norms. We attach high importance to cooperation and dialogue on human rights. We
hold annual bilateral dialogues and consultations with many countries, among
them are the US, EU, Australia, Switzeland, Norway, etc, to enhance mutual
understanding and cooperation. At the regional level, Viet Nam actively
participates in and contributes to the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on
Human Rights and other human rights mechanisms. Viet Nam has become a party to seven
out of the nine core international human rights instruments and is
now considering the accession to the two
other instruments, namely the International
Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members
of Their Families and the International Convention for the Protection of All
Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
attaches high importance to gender mainstreaming across all three pillars,
namely political-security, economic, socio-cultural pillars. The ASEAN Declaration on the Gender-Responsive
Implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and Sustainable Development
our high-level political commitment to ensure
the realisation of a people-oriented and people-centered ASEAN where all women
and girls are able to reach the fullest of their potentials. To this end, ASEAN Member States will
intensify efforts to promote women’s leadership and economic empowerment, eliminate gender
stereotyping and violence against women, protect and empower women in
At national level, ASEAN Member States has made great efforts to
increase public spending and investment on social services, notably on
education and health, which serves to address the gender inequality gap and contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth
in the region.
We urge all concerning parties to strictly comply with international laws, exercise maximum self-restraint, refrain from violence and foster a favorable environment for dialogue. We call on Israel to halt all settlement construction and take actions to protect civilians and improve living condition of the Palestinian people in Gaza. Relevant resolutions of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council resolutions 478 (1980) and 2334 (2016) must be fully implemented.
Greater attention need to be paid to inter-relation between digital
divides and inequality. We are experiencing
the digital revolution with profound impacts on all aspects of peoples' lives.
At the same time, we concern about the widening digital gap between the rich
and the poor, women and men, people in urban and rural areas. The question
posed to us now is how to ensure technologies reach and benefit us all.
we reiterate our strong commitment to working
closely with you, the UN and all partners to explore further ways to enforce
those peaceful tools in a more effective and timely manner, to ensure the world
peace and security are feasibly achieved, secured and sustained.