President, HCMC Peace & Development Foundation & former Vice Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, The National Assembly Vietnam
MADAM TON NU THI NINH was a former ambassador of Vietnam to the E.U and Belgium between year 2000 and 2003. She was also a former vice-chair of the Vietnam’s National Assembly of the Foreign Affairs Committee from year 2003 to 2007.
Educated in Vietnam and Europe, Madam Ton Nu Thi Ninh’s first career was in academia at the Sorbonne in Paris. She then served Vietnam as a diplomat for more than two decades, specializing in global issues and multilateral institutions. In 2002, she was elected to Vietnam’s 11th National Assembly, in her capacity as a diplomat, an elected official and currently an educational and socio-cultural ambassador and facilitator, Madam Ninh has consistently worked to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between Vietnam and the rest of the world.
Through the HCMC Peace & Development Foundation and Tri Viet Center, she is actively engaged in raising public awareness on sustainable development, gender advancement, youth empowerment and nation branding, as well as issues on post-war and the need for rapprochement with the Vietnamese Diaspora and the impact of war legacies such as Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam.
Through her frequent interaction with the public, especially youth, women and the media, she is known as one of the public figures with a meaningful voice in Vietnam. In March 2015, she published her first book “Thinking and sharing”, which is now in its sixth edition.
Madam Ninh has been awarded the French Legion d’ Honneur (Commandeur), the Belgian Order of Leopold II, and the Vietnamese Medal of Labour-First Class.
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