"This is the second time the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) has hosted the quadrennial event," said Nguyen Duc Khai, chief of the Office of the VRC Central Committee, adding that it takes place in the context of emerging humanitarian issues, especially those regarding climate change, natural disasters, and disease.
|An activity held by the Red Cross Society of Thai Binh province in the lead-up to Lunar New Year 2022. Photo: VNA
Themed Becoming disaster-ready in Asia-Pacific, the conference will offer an opportunity to promote the land and people of Vietnam, as well as enhance development cooperation between the VRC and international partners, organisations, and businesses in the country.
"It will also contribute to reaffirming the commitments of the Vietnamese government and the actions of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in the region in terms of climate change and catastrophe response," Khai noted.
Within the framework of the conference, about 400 domestic and foreign delegates are scheduled to participate in a forum on young leaders’ innovation in coping with catastrophes, along with other sideline activities.
Khai said that preparations for the conference are underway as scheduled, with 30 volunteers expected to join the event.
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