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Viet Nam elected member of UN human rights council

Update: November, 13/2013 - 08:53

Foreign participants congrat Vietnamese delegates. — Photo Le Duong/Quang Tuyen

NEW YORK (VNS) — Viet Nam on November 12 was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to become one of 14 new members of its Human Rights Council for the first time.

Voting boxes are ready at the United Nation headquarter in New York. — Photo Le Duong/Quang Tuyen

It got 184 votes out of a total of 192, the highest among the candidates, a recognition by the international community for its recent achievements in this field.

During the three year tenure 2014-2016, it will have the opportunity to work directly and responsibly to ensure and promote human rights in Viet Nam and the world. — VNS

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