Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security continues to coordinate with UN Peacekeeping Mission

10/8/2022| 9:20

Pauline Tamesis, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Vietnam had a courtesy meeting with Politburo member, Minister of Public Security General To Lam at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Public Security.

Minister of Public Security To Lam has asked the new United Nations Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, Pauline Tamesis, to further promote cooperation between his ministry and UN agencies in transnational crime combat and peacekeeping.

Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security continues to coordinate with UN Peacekeeping MissionMinister of Public Security To Lam and the new UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, Pauline Tamesis. Photos: UN in Vietnam

At a reception for the UN Resident Coordinator in Hanoi on August 9, Lam noted that the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security has always coordinated closely with UN agencies in crime prevention and control, gender equality promotion, and security, even amid the Covid-19 spread.

The minister briefed the UN official on coordination between the ministry and UN Women in improving the leadership capacity for women and fighting violence against women, as well as the establishment of its relations with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism in aviation security.

He said the ministry will officially send officers to UN peacekeeping activities this year and will work to ensure the sex ratio among the officers as recommended by the UN, viewing the international mission as a regular, long-term task of the Vietnamese police force.

Lam suggested Tamesis continue facilitating cooperation between UN agencies and the ministry, as well as the UN’s support to Vietnam in transnational crime combat in specific areas such as drug crime, corruption, human trafficking, money laundering, and terrorism.

Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security continues to coordinate with UN Peacekeeping MissionAt the meeting between Minister of Public Security To Lam and the new UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, Pauline Tamesis. Photo: UN in Vietnam

For her part, Pauline highly appreciated Vietnam's continued and increasing contributions to UN peacekeeping operations, including its first-ever deployment of an engineering unit and soon-to-be deployment of police forces to work on peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and the UN. At the same time, she emphasized Vietnam's commitment to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

The year 2022 marks 45 years of cooperation between Vietnam and the UN and the first year of implementing the Vietnam-UN One Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation for 2022-2026.

The UN Resident Coordinator pledged to make every effort to promote the relations between the UN and Vietnam and the ministry in particular.

Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security continues to coordinate with UN Peacekeeping MissionPrime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) hosted a reception in Hanoi on July 13 for the newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis. (Photo: VNA)

Previously, on July 13, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi for Tamesis, who came to present the UN Secretary-General's credentials, beginning her term of office in the country.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Vietnam has made significant contributions to UN activities, including its successful assumption of non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council, and dispatch of personnel to UN peacekeeping operations. He called for more support from the UN in the time ahead, particularly in the achievement of sustainable development goals, post-pandemic recovery, social welfare, and the fulfillment of Vietnam’s climate change commitments.

Tamesis expressed her honor to be the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Vietnam, praising Vietnam as a model for its dynamism and active contributions to the international community, as well as for cooperation between the UN and a developing nation. She also congratulated Vietnam on the achievements the country has recorded in the pandemic fight and economic recovery with the spirit of leaving none left behind.

This year marks the 45th year of cooperation between the UN and Vietnam, and it is also the first year to implement the Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation between the two sides for 2022-2026, Tamesis said. She pledged to make efforts to coordinate UN organizations in order to help Vietnam in sustainable socio-economic development, post-pandemic recovery, and the implementation of focal cooperation priorities between the UN and Vietnam.

Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security continues to coordinate with UN Peacekeeping MissionPrime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on July 13 for newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis who came to present the UN Secretary-General's credentials, beginning her term of office in the country. (Photo: VNA)

Pauline Tamesis has more than 20 years of experience in international relations, development coordination, and crisis and change management, which she has acquired while holding senior leadership positions at the UN across multiple regions.

 

She has most recently served as Resident Coordinator in Cambodia, where she effectively mobilized resources to respond to and recover better together from the Covid-19 pandemic while leading the development and implementation of transformational sustainable development policies.

Prior to that, she worked with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), including as Chief of Country Office Support and Quality Assurance in the Asia Pacific Regional Hub where while overseeing UNDP operations in 24 offices, she also led the design and implementation of innovative solutions to boost national program delivery.

Hannah Nguyen

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