Apparatus leadership of Vietnam Red Cross:
Vice President: Mrs. Tran Thi Hong An
Vice President: Mr. Tran Quoc Hung
Strategic Development Goals:
-Vietnam Red Cross Society is a humanitarian social organization; The Vietnam Red Cross conducts humanitarian activities with all people in Vietnam regardless of ethnicity, religion and gender.
-Vietnam Red Cross provides humanitarian services itself or in cooperation with organization, cares for the Poor, vulnerable people in the community. The overall aims of the National Society are humanity, peace and friendship, contributing to the overall goal of a prosperous people, a strong nation and a democratic, equitable and civilized society.
- Vietnam Red Cross Society is a member of Viet Nam Fatherland Front, an active member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and carries out activities throughout the whole country, according to the Constitution and laws of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Law on Red Cross Activities, Decree No. 03/2011/ND-CP dated 7th January 2011 of the Government regulating the detailed provisions and measures for the implementation of the Law oÂn Red Cross Activities and its Statutes, and seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, Universality.
Red Cross Activities are community-based humanitarian activities, with seven key fields of activities :
1. Emergency relief and humanitarian assistance;
3. First Aid
4. Voluntary donation of blood, organs, tissues and body parts;
5. Reuniting families separated by war, natural disasters and emergencies;
6. Promoting humanitarian values;
7. Participating in disaster preparedness and response.
At the period of success of August 1945 Revolution, the revolution authority was pretty new set up and faced with difficulties situation. Imperial and colonial had intention to force our people come back reoccupied life. And just those days, the Vietnam Red Cross Society was founded by patriotic personage and intelligentsia.
On one day of Spring in 1946, President Ho Chi Minh was visited by the Vietnam Red Cross delegation. The President questioned about the opening evacuating training, the foundation and respect as well as operational plans of the National Society. He explained the activities of other Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and other humanitarian organizations. Then, he gave guidance and advices to the Vietnam Red Cross Society: Motivated by the deep love to the people we should contribute to the healthcare of the people and do everything possible to alleviate their suffering.
- On 23rd November 1946, nearly one month before the National Resistance War Day, the first national congress of Vietnam Red Cross had been organized in Van Dinh village, Ung Hoa district, Ha Tay province (now as Ha Noi). The Vietnam Red Cross was officially founded oÂn that day. This was trace to highlight the birth of Vietnam Red Cross Society that concentrate on humanitarian task for happiness's people. The Congress had honored to have State President Ho Chi Minh as the Honorary President and voted Dr Vu Dinh Tung was the President of the National Society.
- On 5 June 1957, President Ho Chi Minh, representing Vietnam government, sent accepted diplomatic letter to Swiss Federal government to proclaimed joining in Four Geneva Conventions on war victims protection, this giving chance for Vietnam Red Cross Society to be as full member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
- On 4 November 1957, Vietnam Red Cross Society was officially recognized as a member of International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement at the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to be held in New Dehli (India).
- On 19 November 1960, Dr. Vu Dinh Tung was re-elected as the President of the National Society at the 2nd Congress National of Vietnam Red Cross Society.
- On 27 February 1961, the Red Cross Society of the liberation for the South of Vietnam was founded, with the President of the Society named Dr. Phung Van Cung, after that rename as Red Cross Society of Southern Republic of Vietnam.
Presidents of Vietnam Red Cross Society:
- Dr. Vu Dinh Tung
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (1946-1973)
- Prof. Nguyen Van Thu
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (1973-1988)
- Prof. Nguyen Trong Nhan
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (1988-2003)
- Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (2003-2007)
- Dr. Tran Ngoc Tang
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (2007 - 2012)
- Mr. Nguyen Hai Duong
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (2012 to 2016)
- Ass. Prof. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu
President of Vietnam Red Cross Society (January 2016 up to now)
- The 3rd National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society held on 15 December 1965. Vietnam Red Cross Society was officially named. Dr. Vu Dinh Tung continued to be elected the President of the National Society.
- On 10th – 11th December 1971, The 4th National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society held. The Vietnam Red Cross Society was awarded with Second Class Labor Order. The National Society had 100,000 Red Cross members. Dr. Vu Dinh Tung continued to be elected the President of the National Society.
- On June 1976, The National Congress of Southern Republic Red Cross was held. Dr. Nguyen Van Thu was voted as President of the National Society.
- On 31st July 1976, The Uniting National Congress agreed to combine 2 Red Cross societies into the Red Cross Society of Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Prof. Nguyen Van Thu was elected as the National Society President. In 1984, Prof. Nguyen Van Thu died.
- The 5th National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society was held on 11-12 March 1998. At that time, Viet Nam was stepping reform process the country. Vietnam Red Cross Society was awarded with First Class Independence Order. Prof. Nguyen Trong Nhan was elected as the President of the National Society.
- On 15th – 17th March 1995, the 6th National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society was held. The Party Secretary General, H.E. Mr. Do Muoi was the Honorary President of the National Society. Prof. Nguyen Trong Nhan continued to be elected as the President of the Society.
- On 7th – 8th April 1988, the Review Meeting of 10 years implementation of Secretariat of the Party Central 's Instruction No. 14 was held in order to improving the organization, enhancing the side of positive of Vietnam Red Cross Society. on 8 April 1988 Vietnam Red Cross Society was awarded with Ho Chi Minh Order, marking the outstanding growth of Vietnam Red Cross Society as well as making the society's excellent contribute to mission of the Government and the Party.
- The Vietnam Red Cross Society held successfully the Asia Pacific Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent with Ha Noi Declaration, marking an important international cooperation event to the Society.
- On 12th – 13th June 2000, the 1st Patriotic Emulation Congress of the Vietnam Red Cross Society was held in Hanoi. The State praised hundreds thousands of the National Society's staffs, members, volunteers and youths for their great contributions to the humanitarian career in the revolution (Doi Moi) process.
- On 7th – 9th August 2001, the 7th National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society was held. The congress had opened the new millennium with new opportunities and challenges, requiring efforts from Vietnam Red Cross Society's staffs and members to strive for the society's goal. Vietnam State President Tran Duc Luong was respectfully invited to become honorary president of Vietnam Red Cross Society. Prof. Nguyen Trong Nhan continued to be elected as the President of Society.
- On 31st July 2003, the 4h Conference Committee Central Vietnam Red Cross at the seventh session was held. Prof. Nguyen Trong Nhan was retired and leaved off position as President of the National Society. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Thuong was elected as President and General Secretary of the National Society.
- On 20th September in 2003, the second National Patriotic Emulation Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society was held in Hanoi. Vietnam Red Cross Society was honored to receive the First-Class Labor Medal.
- On 28th – 29th June 2007, the 8th National Congress of Vietnam Red Cross Society was held with over 400 delegates in whole country. Dr. Tran Ngoc Tang was elected as President of National Society.
- On 4th – 5th July 2012, The 9th National Congress of the Vietnam Red Cross Society. President of the State, H.E. Mr. Truong Tan Sang was voted to be the honorary president of the Vietnam Red Cross. Mr. Nguyen Hai Duong - Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Central Agency was elected the new President of the National Society. At the Congress, the Vietnam Red Cross Society had the honor to be granted the complimentary flag "The Vietnam Red Cross to promote its pivotal role in the humanitarian cause, making active contribution to the social welfare policies of the Party and the State" by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
- On September 29th, 2015 in Hanoi, the fourth National Patriotic Emulation Congress was organized with the participation of 458 best individuals, who representing of more than 4.4 millions Red Cross staff, members, youth and volunteers. At the National Patriotic Emulation Congress, the National Society reviewed and evaluated all competition, campaigns, emulation, rewarding during 05 years (2010 – 2015) as well as identified all main campaigns, competition for the National Society from 2016 to 2020. At the Congress, 29 provincial Red Cross chapters have been rewarded as the best chapters during the period 2010 – 2015, rewarded the Title “National Red Cross members” to 37 individuals, reward the Title “National Red Cross volunteers” to 43 individuals.
- On January 8th, 2016, at the 5th section of the 8th Central Executive Committee of Vietnam Red Cross, Ass. Prof. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Thanh Hoa province, former Vice Minister of Rural Agriculture and Development, has been elected as President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society for the term 2012 – 2017.