Vietnam would continue its efforts to protect and promote human rights in general and the rights to freedom of expression and association in particular, said Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru, deputy head of the Vietnam’s Mission to the United Nations (UN), at the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council held from June 10 to 27 in Geneva, Switzerland.
During discussions on civilian, political, economic, cultural, social and development rights, Vietnam’s delegates also reported on progress the country has made in building legal institutions and implementing policies and strategies relating to citizens’ rights, particularly the rights of vulnerable groups, such as women, children and victims of human trafficking.
They reiterated the country’s resolve to carry out its voluntary commitments as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, and made several proposals on solutions to promote and safeguard human rights.
Governments, enterprises, UN organizations and other related bodies should co-operate to alleviate the negative impacts of globalization on human rights, Tru said.
He called for specific measures to be taken to end violence against women and eradicate hunger and poverty.
He also called for countries to pay more attention to community measures to fight human trafficking, including making use of information provided by former victims.-