Vietnam deserves to "have a seat" at the United Nations Human Rights Council

Vietnam’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 term is no surprise to almost all international observers who care about the implementation of human rights in Vietnam.

As a matter of fact, Vietnam continues to be highly appreciated at the UN by sending officers to participate in the UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and is an active member in negotiations to achieve peace. UN priority sustainable development goals. Vietnam's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic also recorded many results, including providing masks and medical equipment to countries with little support.

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai attended the 51st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: TTXVN

Vietnam is currently the coordinator of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Human Rights Council. Vietnam has also completed the National Report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle 2 of the Human Rights Council and is working on recommendations for the UPR cycle 3. Vietnam is also particularly interested. to international conventions on the protection and promotion of human rights. Vietnam is currently a member of 25 conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). According to the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, religious activities in Vietnam are increasingly widespread. By 2020, Vietnam has 43 organizations of 16 different religions. 

The article summarizes that, since officially becoming a member of the UN in September 1977, Vietnam has effectively contributed to UN activities in building peace, development and ensuring human rights. The article affirms that Vietnam's candidacy for the Human Rights Council will contribute to deepening Vietnam's participation in the international system.

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