Vietnamese lawyer honoured in Class of Asia Young Leaders

Wednesday, 2019-08-14 12:44:55
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NDO – Vietnamese lawyer Ta Ngoc Van has been honoured in the Asia Society’s 2019 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders, which is the 13th class joining an unparalleled network of accomplished individuals under the age of 40 from across the Asia Pacific region.

Van is the chief lawyer at Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Vietnamese charity that rescues children in crisis.

Previously, he was awarded the ‘Hero of the Year’ title by Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security in 2015 in recognition of his contributions to rescuing almost 400 kidnapped children and female victims.

He was also the first-ever recipient of Thomson Reuters Foundation’s “Trust Women Anti-Trafficking Hero Award”.

Consisting of 39 visionary leaders from 31 countries, the 2019 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders includes activists, artists, educators, journalists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.

The honourees will meet at the annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, which will be held on November 15-17 in San Francisco and Silicon Valley under the theme “Technology & Humanity: Roadmaps for the Future.”

Since it was first held in Seoul in 2006, the summit has connected people from the region and facilitated collaborations in tackling the common challenges of the 21st century.

Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works to address a range of challenges facing Asia and the rest of the world. Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration between Asia and the world across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policymaking..