VN fully, seriously joins mechanisms on protecting, promoting human rights
12:08 | 05/09/2020

VGP – Viet Nam has attached importance to, fully and seriously joined the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism from the first cycle in 2009 with the consistent policy of protecting and promoting human rights.

An information workshop on the national master plan for the implementation of the third circle UPR’s recommendations accepted by Viet Nam, Ha Noi, September 4, 2020.

Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung made that statement on September 4 at an information workshop on the national master plan for the implementation of the third circle UPR’s recommendations accepted by Viet Nam.

Trung asserted that the implementation of UPR recommendations has brought about effects in Viet Nam, including completing legal regulations on human rights, ensuring social welfare and improving people’s lives.

The nation’s experience in effectively joining the UPR mechanism were also appreciated by the international community, especially the issuance of comprehensive plans to follow recommendations throughout cycles, he added.

He mentioned new challenges to the guarantee of human rights and the implementation of UPR recommendations, including the COVID-19 pandemic

UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam Caitlin Wiesen acknowledged and spoke highly of Viet Nam’s commitments and efforts in joining the UPR mechanism, proposing integrating contents on sustainable development, protection of vulnerable groups and public involvement in the work.

The UPR, a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC), is aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member States. Under this mechanism, the human rights situation of all UN Member States is reviewed every 5 years.

During the third cycle, Viet Nam received 291 recommendations from 122 countries and accepted 241 of them.

By Thuy Dung

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