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Workshop prepares for Viet Nam’s role in UNSC
12-11-2007, 11:43 am

Ha Noi (VNA) – A four-day workshop is underway in Ha Noi to raise awareness about Viet Nam ’s role as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The workshop, opened on December 11, will provide more than 40 officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Public Security and relevant agencies with basic knowledge about the role of the UNSC in maintaining international peace and security.

They will also be updated on the progress, trends and challenges facing the international security, the security of the Asian-Pacific region and the UN’s views on the issue.

Delegates will discuss matters concerned by the UNSC, the tasks of its non-permanent members and particularly Viet Nam’s rights, responsibilities and challenges after the country became a non-permanent member of the UNSC.

Drills, based on real situations, will be held during the workshop to help sharpen the delegates’ skills.

The workshop, jointly held by the International Relations Academy under the Foreign Ministry and the US-based Asia-Pacific Research Centre, is expected to help raise relevant ministries’ and agencies’ skills and strengthen their cooperation in fulfilling the country’s role as a UNSC non-permanent member during the 2008-09 term.-Enditem

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