President Truong Tan Sang: Vietnam joins hands with UN in ensuring gender equality
President Truong Tan Sang attended the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in New York, the US on September 27th (New York time) as part of his sideline activities at the UN Summit in which he affirmed that Vietnam will join hands with the UN and international community in ensuring gender equality.
Addressing the event, the Vietnamese leader highlighted the country’s achievements in building laws, institutions and national strategies on gender equality.
President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the opening ceremony of the UN Summit in New York (Photo: VNA)
Vietnam News Agency (VNA) quoted the State President saying that gender equality has been mainstreamed in every national development programme and strategy.
According to the President, women account for 48.4 percent of the labour force, 24 percent of NA deputies, and 25 percent of entrepreneurs in Vietnam.
According to the VNA, he affirmed the country’s strong commitments to prioritising resources to narrow the gender gap across sectors, while further improving the access of women and girls, especially those in disadvantaged areas, to healthcare service, education, and job.
He stressed that Vietnam will make every effort to gradually eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, and that the country will join hands with the UN and international community in ensuring the rights to equality and advancement for women worldwide./.
( Compiled by VNF )