ASEAN a pioneer in promoting gender equality: Delegates

Update: 11:12 | 27/06/2020
The ASEAN Leaders' Special Session on Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age offered a chance for ASEAN leaders to show their strong commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the digital age, delegates said on the sidelines of the event, which took place on June 26 as part of the 36th ASEAN Summit.
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Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga speaks at a seminar on policies to promote women’s empowerment in the foreign service in the digital age.

Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Senior Advisor to the ASEAN 2020 National Secretariat and Vietnam’s representative at the ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) said this was ASEAN leaders’ first meeting of highest level regarding gender equality in the region.

It is time for ASEAN members to discuss measures to carry out the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 amid the digital age and the impact of COVID-19, thereby determining new challenges and chances to implement international commitments, she added.

The session reflected the determination and clear message of Vietnam and other ASEAN nations in promoting multilateral cooperation in gender equality, Nga said.

Vietnam is playing an active role and a pioneer in gender equality, especially in policies and policy frameworks, as it is among main targets in the country’s socio-economic development, she said.

Head of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for Social Affairs Nguyen Thuy Anh said the session offered an opportunity to assess achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment in the digital age.

For Vietnam, this is the last year of the implementation of the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2011-2020.

The country has reaped fruitful results in meeting its annual targets. In particular, the proportions of female NA deputies, leaders and entrepreneurs have been on the rise, she noted.

ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN: Rising above challenges and sustaining growth

ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN: Rising above challenges and sustaining growth

TGVN. The following is the full text of the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN.

Chairman’s Statement of the 36th ASEAN Summit

Chairman’s Statement of the 36th ASEAN Summit

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36th ASEAN Summit opens in Ha Noi

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(Source: VNA)