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Human rights agency operations discussed

Update: April, 17/2012 - 10:13

DA NANG — A workshop on international and regional human rights mechanisms and links among human rights enforcement and research agencies opened in the central city of Da Nang yesterday.

The workshop is part of a project to enhance the enforcement of international treaties on human rights between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Addressing the opening session, Ha Kim Ngoc, Assistant to the Foreign Minister, described human rights as a common desire and the achievement of human struggles in various stages of development.

He stressed that the Vietnamese Party and State consistently strived for better human rights for the people.

Ngoc said the workshop was a chance for participants to share information and experience and propose recommendations to ensure and promote human rights in Viet Nam, as well to build and complete a human rights mechanism for the region.

The two-day workshop drew the participation of officials from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Public Security, Justice, Home Affairs, Information and Communications, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, along with the UNDP and experts from domestic and foreign research agencies. — VNS

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