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Official Gazette

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tags: the United Nations
Vietnams peacekeeping force wins high appreciation Vietnam’s peacekeeping force wins high appreciation
The peacekeeping force of Vietnam has made considerable contributions over the past years, which have won the recognition and high evaluation from the United Nations and international friends, thereby helping to promote the country’s stature and prestige in the region and the world.
Vietnamese President chairs UNSCs high-level open debate Vietnamese President chairs UNSC's high-level open debate
In his capacity as President of the United Nations Security Council in April 2021, Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 19 chaired a High-level Open Debate on "Cooperation between the UN and regional organizations in enhancing confidence-building and dialogue in conflict prevention and resolution", which was held in both online and in-person formats.
Vietnam contributes to maintaining international peace security Vietnam contributes to maintaining international peace, security
As President of the United Nations Security Council in April 2021, Vietnam will organize a high-level open debate on the role of regional organizations in promoting confidence-building and dialogue in conflict prevention and resolution on April 19 via both in-person and online forms.
Vietnam requests businesses to respect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa Truong Sa Vietnam requests businesses to respect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa
Vietnam requests that businesses respect the country’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, as well as its sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction over related waters in the East Sea, said Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang at the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on April 8.
Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting
Vietnam will take actions to speed up the narrowing of development gap in ASEAN, especially in enhancing sub-regional cooperation by holding an ASEAN Forum on narrowing development gaps between sub-regions for comprehensive recovery and sustainable development.
Vietnams position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction Vietnam’s position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Nguyen Hong Thao and Le Thi Anh Dao The establishment of a legally binding instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and Vietnam’s need for participation The access to, use and benefit sharing of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have not been comprehensively governed by existing international law, whilst marine genetic resources are becoming the subject of competition due to substantial economic benefits those resources provide. Cognizant of growing threats to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the General Assembly of the United Nations has issued a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study BBNJ issues since 2004, followed by the convening of the Intergovernmental Conference with four sessions held between 2018 and 2020 to elaborate the text of the BBNJ instrument .
Vietnamese ambassador runs for re-election to International Law Commission Vietnamese ambassador runs for re-election to International Law Commission
Vietnam’s permanent missions to the United Nations (UN) in New York and Geneva have recently sent diplomatic notes to the UN and countries informing the candidacy of Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the 2023-2027 tenure, marking the official start of the Vietnamese candidate’s campaign for re-election to the UN’s important body.
Vietnam assumes UNSC Presidency for second time in 2020-2021 tenure Vietnam assumes UNSC Presidency for second time in 2020-2021 tenure
Vietnam on April 1 began activities in its capacity as President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for April, the second and last time the country has assumed the post during its 2020-2021 tenure as a non-permanent member.
Foreigners in Vietnam to get visa online Foreigners in Vietnam to get visa online
Visa for foreigners living in Vietnam will be issued online via the National Public Service Portal in 2021.
Official Gazette issues Nos 121-126/2020 available on February 18 2021 Official Gazette issues Nos 121-126/2020, available on February 18, 2021

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