Vietnam is striving to raise the rate of female officers in the country's peacekeeping force to 20% by 2025, Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen Hoang Xuan Chien told a conference in Hanoi on October 19.
On the morning of October 19, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) organized a program to praise 293 outstanding Presidents of Grassroots WUs in 2023 at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Labor Cultural Palace. With the theme "October Flowers", the program honors the VWU's grassroots staff who have been strongly committed to VWU work and the women's movement nationwide.
The exhibition is under the "17 Faces of Action" initiative of the UNOG director general Tatiana Valovaya. The initiative targets to recognise and encourage women around the world to actively contribute to socio-economic development, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievements.