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.
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.
We welcome all efforts and initiatives aiming at achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting solution, ensuring legitimate interests of both Israel and Palestine. We highly appreciate the indispensable role and tireless efforts of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to ease the sufferings of the Palestinians.
For ASEAN, the
protection of children is always high on our agenda. In 2016, the ASEAN
Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children
adopted a Work Plan for the period 2016-2020 with 16 thematic areas, including the
elimination of violence
against children and the right of children to participate in all affairs that
inform disability policies, Viet
Nam is working to improve disability data and statistics. In 2016, the first National Survey on Persons with
Disabilities was conducted to collect data, including the type and severity of
disability, age group, urban/rural distribution etc. In 2017, the National
Committee on Disability issued the set of indicators, enabling the relevant
ministries and localities to regularly monitor and report on the implementation
progress of disability support policies.