Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Protecting civilians in armed conflicts is the top priority of Việt Nam at the United Nations and its Security Council, Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations, has affirmed. Addressing the council’s open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict on Wednesday (local time), Quý said that the most effective and long-term solution is to prevent and end conflicts and maintain sustainable peace. When a conflict happens, the top responsibility of each nation is protecting its civilians, he emphasised, adding that international organisations and UN peacekeeping forces can support conflict-hit nations, but they need to be supplied with sufficient resources. The diplomat strongly condemned attacks targeting civilians and civil facilities, especially schools, hospitals and water and food production systems. He also stressed Việt Nam’s backing for UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ appeal for a global ceasefire amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The UN Secretary-General said that more than 20,000 civilians were killed or injured in just ten conflicts in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen in 2019,… Read full this story
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