Vietnam contributes to UN Human Rights Council with meaningful messages: official | Policy
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s activities under the ongoing 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will help the country mobilize international support for its bid to join the council for the 2023-2025 term. , Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet said. said.
Viet, who led the Vietnamese delegation to the event, told the resident correspondent of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Geneva, Switzerland, that the country has embarked on specific initiatives, especially those on climate change and the right to food, and gender issues.
Vietnam’s advocacy for dialogue and cooperation has drawn attention from other countries, he said, adding that Vietnam is sharing its experience in responding to climate change, COVID-19[feminine] combat and post-pandemic recovery to ensure the social well-being and rights of its citizens in the areas of health, economy, social affairs and education.
The country promotes the role of women in families, will continue to prioritize commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and stands ready to cooperate with countries in this regard, he said. -he assures.
Referring to a photo exhibit on ethnic groups and religions in Vietnam on the sidelines of the session, Viet pointed out that the photos capture the harmonious life of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, as well as their freedom of belief and religion.
The exhibition sent a message that Vietnam is now opening its doors to international friends and tourists after a hiatus due to the CVOID-19 pandemic, he added.
According to Viet, Vietnam’s speeches and messages to the Council were aimed at promoting mutual understanding and respect, enhancing dialogue and cooperation, and promoting efforts to ensure human rights for all.
As part of the session, the Vietnamese delegation met with the President and Vice-President of the HRC, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, as well as than many ambassadors and country representatives in Geneva.
During these meetings, foreign countries and international organizations praised Vietnam’s achievements in recent years, especially its efforts to cope with the difficulties and challenges brought about by COVID-19 to better ensure human rights.
They shared the view that harmony among the 54 ethnic groups and religious communities has helped Vietnam reap such socio-economic achievements, and expressed their belief that once elected as a HRC member, Vietnam will raise its voice to contribute constructively and responsibly to the council. activities, as well as international efforts to protect and promote human rights, said Viet./.