Ambassador Đặng Hoàng Giang, Permanent Representative of Việt Nam to the United Nations. — VNA/VNS Photo NEW YORK — Ambassador Đặng Hoàng Giang, Permanent Representative of Việt Nam to the United Nations, has affirmed the importance of international humanitarian efforts as well as Việt Nam's commitments to contribute to these activities. Addressing the three-day UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment, which concluded on June 23, Giang said that in 2022, Việt Nam had donated US$500,000 to the UN's humanitarian funds and $1 million to the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) mechanism. Việt Nam had also coordinated with other ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) and UN offices, to provide humanitarian assistance for Myanmar people. The diplomat affirmed that peace and stability were prerequisites to ensure safe and uninterrupted humanitarian access for those in need. Humanitarian activities should be based on the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence, upholding the UN Charter and international humanitarian law, in accordance with the conditions, needs and circumstances of each country, he stressed. He said that countries had the most important roles and responsibilities in addressing the root causes of conflicts and humanitarian crises in a… Read full this story
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