Vietnam Advocates for Reform of UN General Assembly’s Operations

Ho Chi Minh City – At the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on November 10, Vietnam’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Minister Counselor Le Thi Minh Thoa, emphasized the importance of reforming the operations of the UNGA as part of the broader UN reform efforts. The session highlighted Vietnam’s active participation in UN affairs.

According to Vietnam News Agency, Addressing the debate on UNGA reforms, Thoa stressed the need for the UN and its member countries to take stronger measures to ensure the Assembly’s more effective response to the increasingly numerous and complex global challenges. She advocated for the enhancement of the UNGA’s role in peace and security issues in accordance with the UN Charter and called for improved relations between the UNGA and other key UN organizations, including the UN Security Council.

Thoa also highlighted the necessity of maintaining transparency and inclusiveness in UNGA activities, particularly in the selection and election of the Secretary-General. She emphasized that UNGA discussions should yield specific, action-oriented outcomes in the mid and long term, aligning with the interests and aspirations of member states.

The Vietnamese diplomat underscored the importance of upcoming discussions, especially in preparation for the Summit for the Future and other processes, to focus on solutions and measures supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Other countries at the event also shared their initiatives and opinions on improving the UNGA’s operations.