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. She is currently President of Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation.
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.