UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam John Hendra has received the “For the
Development of Vietnamese Women” insignia for his great contributions
to fostering gender equality and the advancement of Vietnamese women.
President of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa
presented the noble reward to the UN Coordinator in Hanoi on May 11.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, VWU President
Hoa highly valued John Henra’s contributions to gender equality and the
development of Vietnamese women during his term of office in the
She expressed a wish that on his new position
as Deputy to the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender
Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), he will continue to
focus attention on gender equality and support for Vietnam in
fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
For his part, John Hendra said he was pleased that in his new position,
he will still have the chance to cooperate with the VWU in boosting
gender equality and activities for the advancement of Vietnamese women.
He expressed his wish to see more outstanding women
hold important positions in the Government, National Assembly and
people-elected agencies in Vietnam .
He pledged to act more strongly to help Vietnam address issues relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women./.