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Việt Nam contributes to human rights council’s session

Update: March, 24/2019 - 17:00
Ambassador Dương Chí Dũng, head of Việt Nam’s permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva.VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

GENEVA  Việt Nam has made constructive contributions to the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which took place in Geneva, Switzerland over the past four weeks.

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Dương Chí Dũng, head of Việt Nam’s permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva, contributed ideas to many draft resolutions.

It also co-sponsored three resolutions on the right to food, the right to culture, and the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights.

Ambassador Dũng delivered speeches at the general debate on the promotion and protection of human rights in multilateralism, the dialogues with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and the debate on human rights situation in Myanmar and rights of people with disabilities.

Việt Nam’s contribution in the UNHRC’s 40th session demonstrates its proactive and responsible attitude to the council’s common work in the spirit of dialogue and cooperation, helping ensure the council’s activities conform to basic principles of the UN Charter and international law, according to the delegation.

During the four-week event, from February 25 to March 22, the UNHRC discussed a wide range of issues including children’s rights, disabled’s rights, the right to housing, and the right to food.

The council also scrutinised the human rights situations in such countries as Myanmar, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, South Sudan and Iran, while exchanging notes on measures to intensify technical assistance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ukraine and Mali.

Twenty-nine resolutions were adopted in this session, with 13 approved through voting. — VNS



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