For women's improved international integration capacity and skills

On the afternoon of September 14, 2020, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) organized a consultation workshop on the draft VWU Resolution on supporting women’s international integration until 2030.
VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong (left, middle table) chairs workshop

Wokshop with the participation of representatives of the Office of the Party Central Committee, the Central Party Commission for External Relations, the Central Party Commission for Mass Mobilization, the Vietnam Fatherland Front; relevant ministries such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Industry and Trade, etc.


Opening the workshop, VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong affirmed that the work of people-to-people diplomacy and international integration has been paid much attention to by the VWU and has been one of the VWU's main tasks during the past terms. According the Vice President, in the context of globalization and the VWU's increasingly proactive and dynamic people-to-people diplomacy, a guideline on women's international integration is of great importance and necessity. As such, the VWU has drafted a resolution to support women's international integration and consulted with a number of experts from different ministries and agencies.

Photo 2: VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong speaks at workshop


At the workshop, the participants principally agreed with the issuance of the Resolution which is in line with Vietnam’s overall strategy on international integration and responsive to arising issues and believed that the Resolution would contribute to raising the social awareness on women's role and contribution to the country's international integration.

Photo 3: Workshop participants


Participants also suggested amendments and additions to the draft Resolution to make it more inclusive, responsive and feasible such as highlighting women’s and the VWU's contribution to the country’s integration process; focusing on tasks and solutions responding to women's demands and coinciding with the VWU's main tasks; emphasizing on building capacity for VWU staff and women to integrate such as foreign language skills, digital skills, professional skills, etc.; and underlying the cooperation between the VWU and relevant ministries, sectors and agencies to promote its impacts.

VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong appreciated all the comments and suggestions. The workshop generated ideas for the VWU not only to improve the draft but also to implement the Resolution when it is promulgated.  


Translated by VWU International Relations Department