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4/26/2018 9:12:56 PM

Vice President gives speech at Global Summit of Women in Sydney

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh highlighted Vietnamese women’s contributions to the national economy in her speech delivered at the 28th Global Summit of Women (GSW) themed “Creating Economies of Shared Value”, which opened in Sydney, Australia on April 26th.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh gives speech at Global Summit of Women in Sydney.

This year’s conference focuses discussions on the global situation, globalism and nationalism, impacts of digital era, green technology, the use of Internet and information technology in business, new business models, expansion of markets for women-led enterprises, and improving women’s role in business activities.

In her remarks, Thinh hailed the contributions of Vietnamese women in the economic field, especially the fact that women make up 48 per cent of the workforce and about 25 per cent of CEOs or members of the boards of directors in the country.

Vietnamese women’s involvement in regional and global connectivity has been supporting their approach to models of sustainable development, science and technology, the source of knowledge, she said while calling on Vietnamese women to overcome difficulties, especially access to loans and new skills in order to keep abreast with the rapid transformation of the world economy.

The Vice President affirmed the key role played by Vietnamese women as well as those around the world in fostering global governance, inclusive growth, sustainable development and creating economies of shared values. Therefore, more attention and more opportunities should be given to women. In the current context, women need to take full advantage of opportunities to enhance connectivity and sharing, thereby enhancing their values and acquiring new things, she said.

At the summit,the Vietnamese delegation actively participated in the Ministerial Roundtable on “Public/Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Economic Opportunities for Women and Girls”, Mayor’s Forum, and a session about “Doing Business with Australia”

Deputy Finance Minister Vu Thi Mai and Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia shared Vietnam's experience in incorporating gender-related issues into a financial policy for businesses and in mobilising capital resources in society so as to carry out projects to ensure gender equality in the education sector.

The GSW President and international delegates applauded Vietnam's achievements in ensuring gender equality. The former Philippine Foreign Minister praised Vietnam's initiatives to strengthen connectivity between businesswomen in the region, particularly the initiative for the establishment of a network of women entrepreneurs within ASEAN.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Vietnamese delegation had a roundtable with Australia on gender equality, in which the two sides shared experiences in promoting gender equality and empowering women ,especially measures to promote the leadership of women in business.

This year's GWS running through April 28th, brought together approximately 1200 delegates from 65 countries and territories, including some world leaders, representatives of several major groups and women's organizations, and businesswomen./.

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