Course Dissemination "Multilateral Diplomacy"
2020 mark a big milestone in multilateral diplomacy of Vietnam when it is holding dual very important task: ASEAN Chairmanship and non-permanent member of UNSC. In times like these, when political, economic, social and environmental issues are increasingly becoming a global affair, we need to encourage our youth to take part in education on Multilateral Diplomacy more than ever – That was the starting point of this project when KAS Vietnam decided to support the Faculty of International Politics and Diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam a 3 year activity started from 2018 with 5 phases as follows:
1. A 7-day workshop on course-building (where we had very profound experts in this field Professor Ralf Emmers and Professor Tan See Seng who came to Vietnam to conduct one week training for 12 collaborating teaching experts)
2. Syllabus building and assessment at DAV;
3. Developing course materials;
4. Pilot teaching at DAV – which I heard this new subject received very positive feedback from both teachers and students
And today, 2 October 2020 is the final event to launch the course “Multilateral Diplomacy”.
Speaking at the opening remark, Mr. Peter Girke confirmed: this is “a small but noble” activity. When we started this project in 2018, we didn’t never think that Vietnam shall be elected as non-permanent member of UNSC, but now it is and thus, this course becomes very trendy and there will be many practical experiences to be shared/trained when the course is in class.
Mr. Do Hung Viet – Director General of the Department of International Organisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a key notes speak in which he emphasized the role of multilateral diplomacy and how multilateral cooperation mutually support for bilateral cooperation and national interests as well.
In additional to DAV, the launching workshop received participation of teachers of 17 universities nationwide who is in charge of international relation subject in their profession. This “multilateral diplomacy” is the first ever course in Vietnam and therefore it showcased the success in collaboration between KAS and DAV.