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HO CHI MINH CITY PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation (Foundation) is an organization within the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO). The Foundation was established on 14/01/2005, and operates on a voluntary and non-profit basis.
Our values and goals
Join the peace and development activities of Ho Chi Minh City in general and of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations in particular.
Cooperate and co-organize relevant activities with the Ho Chi Minh City’s Peace Committee to promote public attention and contribution to the peace and security of the country as well as the stability and safety of society.
Organize activities such as workshops, seminars, talks, information and knowledge sharing on immediate or long-term issues that affect the peace and development of the country.
Cooperation with partners at home and abroad through specific activities or programmes – projects, in order to raise social awareness about the value of peace in justice and sustainable development.
HCMC PEACE COMMITTEE(HPC)
The Ho Chi Minh City Peace Committee (HPC) is an organization in Ho Chi Minh City, a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) and Vietnam Peace Committee. HPC was established according to Decision no. 228/QĐ-UB dated on 26/06/1990 by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, and operates on a voluntary and non-profit basis, and in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by Vietnam Peace Committee.
Scope of activities
The HPC’s functions are extensive set of classes of people in Ho Chi Minh City activities for the purpose of peace and social progress.
- Promote solidarity and support the struggle of peoples for peace, national independence, democracy, cooperation, development and social progress
- Contribute to the implementation of programs related to peace, friendship, cooperation and humanitarian, development, environmental protection, poverty reduction.
- Join studies of information on issues of peace, cooperation and development for extensive process of international integration of our country.
THE HPDF PRESIDENT
THE MESSAGE OF MADAM TON NU THI NINH
Friends from near and far, welcome to the Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation (HPDF)!
We live in a fast-changing globalizing world with many anxieties about peace and security, especially human security, a world both shining with bright horizons of creativity and innovation, and darkened with life and death threats to the Earth and man’s living environment. We thus cannot remain indifferent, we must care, inquire and act responsibly for what is right and for a brighter future for the Earth, for everyone, and for ourselves and our children.
With such awareness and motivation, the Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation strives for:
- A worldof peace with nature and among humankind,
- A Viet Namwhose development tends to present as well as future generations,
- A fair and humane societywhere true happiness is possible for each and every one.
Let us – individuals and organizations – together help build a thorough understanding and enlightened awareness through communication and advocacy, seminars and workshops aimed at multidimensional exchange, and solidarity projects and actions.
Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation welcomes expressions of interest, suggestions, and relevant forms of support and cooperation!
THE STANDING COUNCIL MEMBERS
Mrs. Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Tiên
|Mr. Bùi Bá Bình||Monk Thích Thiện Tâm||Mrs. Huỳnh Ngọc Vân||
Mrs. Ngô Thị Phương Thiện
Mr. Nguyễn Bá Sơn
|Permanent Vice President, HCMC Peace and Development Foundation (HPDF)
Former General Secretary, The HCMC Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO)
|Vice President, HCMC Peace and Development Foundation
Former Head of Southern Representative Office of The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations
|Vice President of Ho Chi Minh City Peace Committee
Vice President of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha
|Senior Advisor, Ao Dai Museum
Former Vice president of Ho Chi Minh City Peace Committee
Former Director of War Remnants Museum
Secretary General of Ho Chi Minh City Peace Committee
Former Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanity
Director, Viet Nam Society of International Law
Former Director General of the Department of International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Former Ambassador of Viet Nam to the Federal Republic of Germany
Mrs. Lê Kim Hồng
|Mrs. Trần Thị Hiếu Hạnh||Mrs. Nguyễn Thế Thanh||Mrs. Trần Thị Nguyệt Sa||
Mrs. Phan Minh Nguyệt
|Former Official of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Former Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Department in Ho Chi Minh City||Editorial board member, Nguoi Do Thi Magazine, Journalist||Founder, Saigon Music Chamber
Lecturer, Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City
|Secretary, Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation (HPDF)|
Tìm hiểu về
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Inspired by a humanitarian desire to raise the community’s awareness of and empathy with the efforts and struggle of PWD/AOS to overcome their challenging conditions and circumstances and help them do so, Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation (HPDF) is promoting the Orange Initiative (OI).
In January 2017, in coordination with HCMC Run, a Ho Chi Minh City-based international running event, OI made it possible for a group of PWD/AOS to participate in a 2 km walk/run within the 5km run. Other support has been disbursed in the form of scholarships, bicycles, special allowances, repair for one rundown house and sponsorship for a wood-carving training class. A Grant Program to award two grants for individual/group/organization with a project in support of PWD/AOS is also in progress. One such grant is currently funding a literacy class for illiterate AOS children and youth in Cu Chi District, HCMC. It is planned, if resources permit, to identify one or two young members of the PWD/AOS community with high learning potential to receive multi-year support (“Journey Scholarship”) to complete a university degree or even higher.
The 2017 HCMC Run was a trial occasion to integrate the humanitarian dimension in support of PWD/AOS to a broad community activity. Building on this outcome, Olympic gold medalist Takahashi Naoko will join the 2018 HCMC Marathon and take part in OI activities with a group of Japanese runners.
Peace is the defining goal and value of the Ho Chi Minh City Peace Committee (HPC) and one of the two core directions for action of the Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation (HPDF);For Viet Nam, a country which experienced war for long periods of time, peace is of most profound significance and value; For Viet Nam, a country which has only truly rebuilt itself over the past forty years, peace and development go hand in hand and are mutually enabling.
Today, peace requires not only national independence, territorial sovereignty, national defence and security, but also environmental sustainability, human security, social justice and harmony, and a humane lifestyle.
The twin impact of economic development and material wealth as well as international integration and the rapid advance of information technology poses a challenge to life values and interpersonal relationships in today’s Vietnamese society where there is an upsurge of different forms of violence, especially among the young.
In view of such reality and resulting awareness, HPDF and HPC undertake to launch the Peace Culture Promotion (PCP) 2017-2020 Program (Program). In her letter dated September 21st 2017 addressed to the President of HPDF, the Director General of UNESCO Mdm. Irina Bokova has stated UNESCO’s support for PCP and readiness to cooperate with HPDF on this Program.
Purpose, target audience and implementation
- The purpose of the Program is to foster proper awareness, attitude and behavior towards appreciation for peace, condemnation and elimination of violence and resolution of social and family disputes on the basis of rule of law and mutual respect, upholding a humane and cultured lifestyle.
- The main target audience is young people, especially students.
3.1. The Program is to be implemented from 2017 to 2020.
3.2. Overall concept: To step by step build an annual program of activities on HCMC Peace Day (the Saturday before September 21) in celebration of World Peace Day.