Vietnamese take active part in ASEAN people’s forum

A large group of Vietnamese attended the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum 2014 held in Yangon on March 21st-23rd, where they took an active part in various plenaries, workshops and side events.

Phan Anh S?n, from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO); and D??ng Th? Nga, from the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA); served as moderator and facilitator, respectively, at various plenaries.

Tôn N? Th? Ninh, from the Vietnam Peace Committee, was an invited speaker at a plenary themed “Tension and conflicts in Southeast Asia – Impacts on the people; Proposals for mitigation and resolution”.

Others contributed as co-organizers and/or speakers at workshops on various subjects, including: peace and security building, ethnic/indigenous rights, forced migration, sexual and reproductive health and rights, environment and climate change, women’s rights, trafficking in persons, children’s rights, rights of people with disabilities, HIV/AIDS issues, SOGI and LGBT, workers’ rights, natural resources exploitation, rural development, natural disasters, energy, green and clean economy, youth engagement in leadership and governance, democratization, grassroots democracy, good governance and anti-corruption, human rights, and civil society participation in ASEAN.

Tran Thanh Thuy, Nguyen Thuy Hang (PanNature) and Nguy Thi Khanh (GreenID) at the APF venue (Photo: PanNature)

Tran Thanh Thuy, Nguyen Thuy Hang (PanNature) and Nguy Thi Khanh (GreenID) at the APF venue (Photo: PanNature)

The Vietnamese organizations represented at the Forum included:

  • Vietnam – ASEAN Friendship and Cooperation Association;
  • Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights;
  • Vietnam Buddhist Sangha;
  • Vietnam Committee for Asian-African-Latin American Solidarity and Cooperation;
  • Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU);
  • Vietrnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL);
  • Vietnam – Indonesia Friendship Association;
  • Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF);
  • Vietnam – Thailand Friendship Association;
  • Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO);
  • Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA);
  • Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU);
  • Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF);
  • Center for Community Support Development Studies (CECODES);
  • Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP);
  • Center for Development Resources (CENFORD);
  • Center for Health Consultation and Community Development (CHD);
  • Center for Promotion of Education and Capacity Enhancement for Women;
  • Center for Social and River Network Development (CSRD);
  • Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD);
  • Center for Sustainable Water Resources Development and Adaptation to Climate Change (CEWAREC);
  • Green Innovation for Development Center (GreenID);
  • Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment Studies (ISEE);
  • People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature)

Source: Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation

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