Tag: gender equality

Denmark co-hosted an Asem event on women empowerment

The ASEM “High-Level Dialogue on women’s economic empowerment amid the Covid-19 Pandemic event”, hosted by Vietnam, co-sponsored by Denmark and seven other ASEM member states, took off in Hanoi on 12-13 October 2020. The Dialogue attracted a wide range of policy makers, government officials, scholars and experts from all over the ASEM member states, who…

Norway declares its priorities at the UN General Assembly

During the recent UN General Assembly in early October 2020, Norway highlighted the following priority areas: •Lay the groundwork for Norway’s membership of the UN Security Council, Be at the forefront of efforts to promote disarmament. •Promote binding international cooperation and safeguard the multilateral system. •Strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts. •Promote…

Embassy of Sweden in Manila co-host Women2020 summit

The Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined the Women2020 Summit in Samsung Hall at SM Aura Manila, an event celebrating International Women’s Day, on 5 March 2020. His Excellency shared the key milestones and movements in Swedish progress towards gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden co-hosted the event in partnership with SPARK Philippines,UN Women Asia and…

Norwegian Embassy Hanoi wearing orange to support movement against gender based violence

The Norwegian ambassador to Vietnam, H.E.Grethe Løchen togther with members of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi wore orange colour every Monday during the period of #16days of Activism against Gender Based Violence  from 25 November – 10 December 2019. This is a positive movement to battle against abuse or domestic violence, which the embassy feels…

Finnish Ambassador held gender equality keynote speech

Connecting to International Women’s Day Finland’s Ambassador to Thailand, Satu Suikkari-Kleven, had the pleasure of giving a keynote speech to Thammasat University students on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. As a diplomat from Finland, gender equality is not only deeply rooted in her DNA, but also in her work, as gender equality is a…

Sweden launches gender equality photo competition in Hanoi

Pereric Hogberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam, launched a photo competition highlighting gender equality in Vietnam on Monday 6 March 2017. In connection to the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Women’s Museum is launching a national contest searching for families…

Swedish Embassy highlights climate crisis in Bangkok

The economy in Asia-Pacific has been booming the last decades. But it comes at a price. As the economy has been growing the environment has been suffering. Asia-Pacific is responsible for over half of the global greenhouse gas emissions. In the past five years, the region permanently lost approximately 27,000 square meters of primary forest every day. Embassy…