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Nations affirms commitment to protecting human rights

Update: April, 04/2012 - 09:57

NEW YORK — A Vietnamese permanent representative to the UN has underlined the country's commitment to protecting human rights at a two-day UN consultative meeting in New York that ended yesterday.

Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, who chaired the first discussion at the meeting, said the human rights of individuals in Viet Nam were legally protected.

Underscoring Viet Nam's commitment to protecting the legal rights of its citizens was the country's voluntary signing of a number of conventions on human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural, which were enshrined in the law. These also protected children's and women's rights, he said, adding the public, the State and a number of social organisations in the country had helped formulate these policies.

He also said Viet Nam's participation at the UN meeting demonstrated the country's commitment to ensuring its citizens'human rights and commitment to meeting its international obligations.

The forum was the final consultation before the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights submits a report to the UN General Assembly, which is expected to be released in June.

The meeting was attended by President of the 66th session of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon and UNHCR chief Navi Pillay. — VNS

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