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ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights urged to improve performance

Update: September, 11/2020 - 11:08

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh chaired the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives that was held online on Thursday.

The ministers praised the commission’s efforts in implementing the 2016-2020 work plan, saying they have approved the work plan for 2021-2025 and the 2021 priority programme of the AICHR.

They urged the commission to improve its performance promoting and protecting human rights in the region, practically contributing to people-centred ASEAN Community-building.

In his remarks, Minh said the AICHR has contributed to the grouping’s efforts to ease the adverse impact of COVID-19, especially on vulnerable groups. 

Minh suggested the commission play an active role in the building of the ASEAN recovery framework and the mid-term review of the blueprints of the ASEAN Community’s three pillars. — VNS

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