Vietnam attends UN Human Rights Council’s 41st session

Tuesday, 2019-06-25 16:51:26
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NDO/VNA – Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and other international organisations attended the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which opened on June 24 in Geneva.

The session, which will last till July 12, brought together representatives from 47 member countries and over 100 observer states, international organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Participants will engage in thematic dialogues, focusing on the rights of women, health care, education rights, human trafficking, and immigration, among others.

They are expected to debate 100 reports of UN experts and engage in thematic working sessions.

They will discuss the final review of the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) reports of 14 countries, including Vietnam.

Up to 30 resolutions on cross-cutting human rights issues and human rights situations in particular countries will be introduced, discussed and adopted.

Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the Philippines will present a draft resolution on the rights of persons with disabilities in the context of climate change.