Ton Nu Thi Ninh, President, Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation; Vice President, Viet Nam Peace Committee; Former Ambassador of Viet Nam to the E.U and Belgium (2000 - 2002); Former Vice-chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Viet Nam National Assembly (2002 - 2007)
Following ten years in academe in Paris and Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Madam Ninh served as a career diplomat specializing in global issues (international peace and security, development, environment, governance and human rights) and multilateral institutions before being elected to Viet Nam’s National Assembly where she continued to actively work to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between Viet Nam and the world, more particularly highlighting the National Assembly’s integral role in Viet Nam’s “Doi Moi” (Reform and Renewal) and democratization.
Today, she consistently pursues her lifelong commitment to Viet Nam’s sustainable development and more
effective integration with the world. 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 Viet Nam.
Madame Ninh has been awarded the French Legion d’Honneur (Commandeur), the Belgian Order of Leopold II, and the Vietnamese Medal of Labor – First Class. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has conferred upon her an Honorary Doctorate of Social Science.