Lieutenant Colonel Do Thi Hang Nga was sent to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan two years ago and was the first female Vietnamese officer to be dispatched on a mission.

Vietnam has sent three female officers to the UN Peacekeeping missions. Female Vietnamese officers account for nearly 17% of Vietnamese personnel in the missions; higher than what the UN actually recommends.

Not only do they fulfil all their duties, they also proactively contribute to the local community’s development.

Having always treated others with tenderness, female peacekeepers have gained the trust and respect of local communities. Their participation in peacekeeping missions is therefore encouraged by countries and international organisations./.