Viet Nam to study National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security in Jordan and the United Kingdom
06 March 2023
6 March 2023, Ha Noi, Viet Nam - A delegation from Viet Nam is visiting Jordan and the United Kingdom from 6 March to 10 March to study the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security with support from the Governments of the United Kingdom and Canada. The delegation, led by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is comprised of representatives from Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Viet Nam Women’s Union and UN Women Viet Nam Country Office.
The National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP WPS) is a comprehensive framework that aims to promote the participation of women in all aspects of peace and security processes, including crisis and conflict prevention, resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction. The development of NAP WPS was first introduced by the United Nations Security Council 1325 (2000) and has since been adopted by more than 100 UN’s Member States around the world.
During the visits, the Vietnamese delegation will meet with government officials, women machineries, academic institutions, and other stakeholders in Jordan and the United Kingdom to learn about their experiences in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the NAP WPS.
The visit is part of Viet Nam's ongoing commitment to develop a NAP WPS for Viet Nam, and ultimately, to further advancing women's rights and gender equality, both domestically and internationally. By learning from the experiences of other countries, Viet Nam aims to strengthen its own capacity to promote women's participation in crisis prevention and in peace and security processes, and to further contribute to both national and global efforts to build a more peaceful and inclusive world.
"We are pleased to welcome the Vietnamese delegation to the UK and to share our experience in developing and implementing National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security., The UK has just launched our fifth Women Peace and Security National Action Plan (2023-2027). We recognise the transformational potential of NAPs for a country’s approach to gender equality and strongly support Viet Nam’s commitment to develop its own NAP. We look forward to productive discussions and collaborating with Viet Nam to promote gender equality in the region and across the world," said British Ambassador Iain Frew.
"UN Women in Viet Nam applauds the efforts of the Vietnamese government to promote women's participation in peace and security processes, and we are pleased to support their efforts through this study mission. We also appreciate the support from the UK and Jordan to share their expertise, lessons learned and challenges in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on their inclusive and impact-oriented NAP WPS. From this rich exchange and learning experience we are confident that Vietnamese experts will well place to convene and mobilize all stakeholders to take important steps to develop a high-impact NAP WPS for Viet Nam. We look forward to a continued collaboration and partnership with the government and people of Viet Nam on this important issue," said Ms. Elisa Fernandez Saenz, UN Women Representative in Viet Nam.
For more information, please contact:
Hoang Bich Thao, Communications Officer, UN Women Viet Nam
For more information, stories of female peace leaders, and new data on Women, Peace, and Security, visit: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/women-peace-security
For the most recent study on Women, Peace, and Security in the ASEAN region, visit: https://wps.asean.org/resources/asean-regional-study-on-women-peace-and-security/
For additional data on Women, Peace, and Security, click here.