International conference “Vietnam and the United Nations Security Council: Toward Membership and Election for 2020-2012

On 30 March 2018, at Sheraton Hanoi, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) successfully organized the international conference "Viet Nam and the United Nations Security Council: Toward Election and Membership for 2020-2021". This high-profile event aims at assessing advantages of and challenges to Vietnam in the candidacy, membership and election to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and thereby, puts forwards appropriate recommendations to Vietnam so that it is best prepared for this exercise.

Attending the conference were Mr. Olof Skoog – Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council for the term 2017-2018delegates from the Secretariat of the United Nations, the Security Council Report, Australia, Indonesia and other officers who assisted Vietnam in its successful performance at the United Nations Security Council for the term 2008-2009. Also on hand at the conference were 100 delegates and representatives from embassies and international organizations in Hanoi, various departments from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other relevant ministries and stakeholders, scholars and members of the academic community studying the United Nations.

Addressing the conference, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr Dang Dinh Quy held that the election to the UNSC is an enormous pride and responsibility of non-permanent members. Fully aware of this immense honour, Vietnam has applied for the non-permanent membership of the UNSC for 2020-2021. Vietnam’s second application to this important organization after the first successful term testifies to Vietnam’s foreign policy of peace and for national independence, cooperation and development. This also demonstrates, at the highest level, Vietnam’s foreign policy of diversification, multilateralisation, active and responsible participation at international forums and organizations.

Participants at the conference conducted open and frank discussion on the performance and operation of the UNSC, evaluating advantages of and challenges to a non-permanent member, sharing experience of various nations in capitalizing on advantages and addressing challenges at the UNSC. The conference has received numerous constructive and substantive feedback and opinions so that Vietnam can lay its necessary groundwork for its candidacy and ultimate election and membership to the UNSC for 2020-2021./.

Ambassador’s Forum, April 2018: Talks with French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary on France-Vietnam relations in recognition of the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam

In the framework of Ambassador’s Forum, on the morning of 5 April 2018, French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary had talks with DAV lecturers, researchers and students ; the talks were themed “45 years of France-Vietnam diplomatic relations : Achievements and prospect”.

The Ambassador’s Forum that was launched at the beginning of 2018 is an initiative of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam to invite Ambassadors/Chief Representatives of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi to deliver talks on such relevant topics as relations between Vietnam and other countries, international issues and foreign policy of various nations, etc. The French Ambassador is the third Ambassador who has participated at this Forum after Australian Ambassador (January 2018) and Malaysian Ambassador (March 2018).

Prior to the talks, Associate Prof, Dr Nguyen Vu Tung, President of the DAV, cordially recieved the Ambassador. The two sides exchanged viewpoints, opinions and measures to promote and deepen cooperation between French Embassy and DAV in the forthcoming time.


Ambassador’s Forum, March 2018: Malaysian Ambassador Zamruni Khalid

On 29 March 2018, in the framework of the 2018 Ambassador’s Forum, Malaysian Ambassador Malaysia Zamruni Khalid had talks with researchers from Institute of Strategic Studies and Institute of East Sea Studies, lecturers and students from the Department of International Politics and Diplomacy ; the talks were themed Regional structures and Bilateral relations”.

Vice President of the DAV, Mr. Le Hai Binh, cordially receives Malaysian Ambassador Zamruni Khalid


The 2018 Ambassador’s Forum launched at Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

On the morning of 23 January 2018, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam launched the 2018 Ambassador’s Forum. This is an initiative of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam that aims to further enhance capacity for conducting research and training of the Academy as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam. Moreover, this also serves as an opportunity to intensify cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and diplomatic corps in Hanoi, creating more interactions and communication between Ambassadors and Vietnamese academic circles in order to deepen understanding and exchanges and promote relations between Vietnam and other countries. The Forum is expected to be held once a month.

Panorama of the Forum



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In 2018, the DAV Summer course is themed “Vietnam after war: the rising dragon in the Asian Century” featuring a comprehensive picture of Vietnam, the country that has previously known by the severity of the Vietnam war now has speedily risen and been recognized as a new star in the Asian region by its impressive development and integration achievements. Other topics about ASEAN and big questions of international relations are also in our program.


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