|Deputy Foreign Minister Đỗ Hùng Việt at the meeting of the inter-sectoral working group on Việt Nam's membership at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 term. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Foreign Minister Đỗ Hùng Việt chaired a meeting of an inter-sectoral working group on Việt Nam's assumption of the role as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 term and discussed 2023 activities.
Speaking at the event, Việt, who is also head of the working group, affirmed that Việt Nam's election to the UNHRC for the 2023-25 term is a great success of multilateral external affairs, contributing to realising the foreign policy and the guideline of promoting and elevating Việt Nam's multilateral external relations as set by the 13th National Party Congress and Directive No 25 of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat.
He asked ministries, departments, and agencies concerned to strengthen coordination and information sharing, promote initiatives and proposals that leave Việt Nam's hallmarks in priority areas; enhance research, forecasting, and communications to ensure that Việt Nam well performs its role as a UNHRC member for the 2023-25 tenure.
Việt Nam was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-25 tenure along with 14 other countries on October 11, 2022 at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. As the only ASEAN candidate for this term, Việt Nam promoted the campaign message of "Respect and Understanding. Dialogue and Cooperation. All human rights for all people," which was supported by other countries.
Việt Nam has always actively and responsibly joined in the UNHRC’s activities since its establishment, especially joining the Core Group on Climate Change and Human Rights. Việt Nam also successfully fulfilled its role as a UNHRC member for the 2014-2016 tenure, contributing to protecting the country's interests and improving its position and prestige. — VNS