The importance of preventing and eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls was reiterated on October 4 during a discussion at the Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues at the UN General Assembly's 77th Session.
Le Thi Minh Thoa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam at the UN, said the international community needs to define the role of women as goals, motivations, subjects and beneficiaries of sustainable growth.
|A meeting on gender-based violence by the Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues held in New York__Photo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
She proposed countries include gender issues and women's empowerment in their national planning and policymaking works to ensure women and girls have equal and full participation and enjoyment in the development process.
She noted that women need to take advantage of opportunities brought about by the 4th Industrial Revolution and digital transformation to catch up with development trends and maximize their potential and strengths.
The representative of Vietnam called on international organizations and development partners to continue supporting UN member states to fulfill their global commitments and obligations in protecting the rights of women and girls.
Gender equality has always been respected in Vietnam's national policies, Thoa said, adding that ensuring women's role, participation and contribution in the economic, political and social life is not only a commitment but also a norm in Vietnam.- (VNS/VLLF)