Civil Society Dialogue with Ambassador Dinh Quy Dang of Vietnam

Civil Society Dialogue with Vietnam, President of the UN Security Council for April 2021

On April 5th, 2021, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) organized the thirty-fifth installment in a series of monthly dialogues between the President of the UN Security Council and Civil Society organizations. To uphold transparency and accountability at the UNSC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSO Dialogue was held online via Zoom Meetings in lieu of its standard meeting location at the United Nations Headquarters.

The dialogue featured H.E. Mr. Dinh Quy Dang, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN. WFUNA’s Secretary-General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, moderated the briefing, which was virtually attended by approximately 45 civil society organizations that RSVPed from different parts of the world.

The event was broadcast live on UN Web TV and also promoted on social media with the hashtag #MeetUNSCPres to allow for a participation from a global audience and wider stakeholder engagement.

Ambassador Guy shared the Council’s programme of work for the month of April. He spoke about meetings scheduled for the month in an effort to build on the Security Council’s agenda on issues regarding the Middle East, the maintenance of international peace and security, strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organizations, and women, peace and security.

The floor was then opened for questions from representatives of civil society organizations on country specific questions relating to Myanmar, Yemen, Mozambique, Venezuela, and Cameroon, as well as topics such as civil society and women, peace and security.

WFUNA will continue hosting monthly briefings with subsequent Presidents of the United Nations Security Council. Stay tuned for more information on the next CSO Dialogue!

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