Vietnam highlights attainments in children, PWDs’ rights promotion

Tuesday, 2021-03-09 09:42:43
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NDO/VNA - The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) convened the second week of its 46th regular session from March 1 to 5, with debates on promoting civil and political rights along with economic, cultural, and social rights, including the rights of the child and of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

During the debates, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation, and other international organisations in Geneva, highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s policies, efforts, and achievements in promoting human rights, including the rights of the child, the rights of PWDs, cultural rights, and the right to food in the country.

She affirmed that amid extremely complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s successes in controlling and responding to the outbreak, maintaining high economic growth compared to the world’s average, and supporting vulnerable groups in society have clearly reflected the clear-sightedness and effectiveness of the Government’s policies and the country’s human rights commitments under the international treaties to which it is a party.

At panel discussions, representatives of Vietnam also emphasised the country’s consistent implementation and outstanding attainments in ensuring children’s rights, PWDs’ right to participate in sport, the right to food, and cultural rights.

At general debates, Vietnam called on countries and the UNHRC to enhance cooperation and dialogue to substantively promote human rights in reality instead of basing on imprecise and unverified information to criticise certain states.