Youth union secretary works with UN resident coordinator

Web.HCYU.18/08/2015. Hanoi, a delegation of youth officials led by Secretary Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, President of Viet Nam Youth Federation, Mr Nguyen Phi Long has a working session with Ms Pratibha Mehta, United Nation Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam.

Presenting at the working session includes Ms Pham Phuong Chi, HCUY Standing Committee Member, Head of International Department, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Luong, HCYU Standing Committee Member, Head of Youth Solidarity and Mobilization, Mr Vu Minh Ly, HCYU Executive Committee Member, Director of Viet Nam Volunteer Center along with other members of the VVC and the press.

Mr Nguyen Phi Long (forth from right) presents the sybol of the union's logo to Ms Pratibha Mehta
Mr Nguyen Phi Long (4th from right) presents the union's logo to Ms Mehta

Addressing the meeting, Mr Nguyen Phi Long briefed Ms Pretibha the key activities of the Youth Union, Viet Nam Youth Federation, the Vietnamese youth conditions and movements as well as the youth organizations in Vietnam. He informs the practical actives of the youth originations, focusing on the quality and promoting the creativity of youth in developing social programs or their contribution to voluntary activities such as bring young doctors help people living in the far remote areas; mobilize agriculture and civil engineers to rural areas to guide farmers and build public construction.    

At the meeting, the president of Viet Nam Youth Federation expressed his appreciation for the support of UNV in social activities and youth development projects as well as the volunteer programs for social security of Vietnam. The UNV has provided continuous support by sending technical staffs and experts to work at the Vietnam Volunteer Center, this helps strengthen the youth work capacity and development and highlighted the role of youth volunteers for sustainable community.

Mr Nguyen Phi Long expressed his suggestion to further enhance VYF’s coordination and implementation in the contents of the UN Youth Development Strategy (2014-2017); collaborate on the youth policies, strengthen capacity building and employment for the youth, and the aspects of environment protection and gender equality.

Ms Pratibha Mehta highly valued the youth programs and volunteer movements in Vietnam, and shared that in the past years the UNV had carried out several cooperative projects with the Union and Federation. The youth activities in Vietnam have many similarities with those in other countries. Ms Mehta hoped that in the upcoming period, the UNV and the Central youth union, youth federation will further enhance ties in the field of volunteers to promote the role of youth in the country’s socio-economic development.