UN Women will continue providing its policy consultancy and assistance for the Vietnamese Government to effectively implement the country’s domestic and international commitments on gender equality and women empowerment.

The statement was made by Gonzalo Koncke Pizzorno, President of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) at a press conference in Hanoi to conclude the UN Women delegation’s visit to Vietnam from December 8-12.

Talking about Vietnam’s achievements and progress, Pizzorno spoke highly of the country’s combination of implementing women empowerment in gender equality goals and its law-making efforts related to this issue.

He also pointed out challenges in promoting the involvement of men and boys in joint efforts to protect the right of women and girls.

He pledged that the UN Women will closely work with the Vietnamese Government to put an end to violence related to gender, boost the leadership and participation of women in policy-making process at all levels, including those on reducing disaster risks and strengthening climate change adaptations.

During its stay, the UN Women delegation had working sessions with leaders of the Ministries of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, Justice, and Foreign Affairs, the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs, and the People’s Supreme Court.

It also visited central Thua-Thien Hue province and Da Nang city-VNA.