First Vietnamese officer takes up posting at UN headquarters

Since its inception in May 2014, the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre has dispatched many officers on UN missions. Lieutenant Colonel Luong Truong Vinh, however, was the first Vietnamese officer to fill a UN security officer vacancy in New York. Working at UN headquarters brings a host of benefits to the individual and their country.


Lieutenant Colonel Luong Truong Vinh previously served in South Sudan and the Central African Republic as part of a UN peacekeeping mission. Both were valuable experiences for him in taking on the vacancy at the UN. 

UN peacekeeping mission headquarters is in New York. More than 200 outstanding police officers from around the world hope to pass difficult tests. 

The number of Vietnamese officers involved in UN peacekeeping missions remains modest but their contribution has been constantly praised by the UN and Vietnam’s international friends./.