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February, 10 2014 08:55:00

VN human rights report approved

Viet Nam had presented the report to the working group's 18th session, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland.— VNA/VNS Photo Thu Uyen

GENEVA (VNS)— The UN Human Rights Council working group has approved Viet Nam's Universal Periodic Review (UPR), noting progress made in several areas including poverty reduction, school attendance and protection of vulnerable groups.

Viet Nam had presented the report to the working group's 18th session, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The report will be submitted to the council's plenary meeting about five months after last week's session.

The session took note of Viet Nam's achievements over the past years, particularly in socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, high rates of school attendance at primary and secondary levels, formulation of national action plans for children as well as improving the well-being of vulnerable groups like ethnic minorities, women and children.

Participants also praised Viet Nam's signing of the Convention against Torture and participation in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

They suggested Viet Nam exert more efforts in its judicial and legal reform process, and strengthen freedom of speech, press and religion. Many countries asked Viet Nam to share its experiences in economic renovation and ensuring the rights of vulnerable groups.

They also recommended that Viet Nam intensifies co-operation with UN human rights mechanisms.

The 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council UPR working group took place from January 27 to February 7 with 14 countries including Viet Nam submitting their national reports.

The other countries were New Zealand, Afghanistan, Chile, Uruguay, Yemen, Vanuatu, Macedonia, Comoros, Slovakia, Eritrea, Cyprus, Dominica and Cambodia.

During the session, Viet Nam held direct dialogue with 107 nations on issues of common concern. — VNS

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Diep Le - diepvanle@gmail.com   Diep Le
February, 11 2014 10:01:30
Well done Vietnam, keeping it up
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