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Vietnam refutes untruthful information about Khmer people’s situation

Vietnam refutes groundless and untruthful information about the situation of the Khmer people in the country, spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang has said.

Vietnam spares no efforts to implement Convention against Torture: officer

Vietnam has taken actions to effectively implement the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), with achievements recognised and hailed by the international community.

UNHRC adopts resolution co-proposed by Vietnam

The UNHRC adopted 30 resolutions at the end of its 53rd regular session in Geneva on July 14, including one on climate change and human rights drafted and proposed by Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

VN advocates int’l cooperation to ensure human rights amid global challenges

Assistant to the Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu led a Vietnamese delegation to the annual discussions on women’s rights, climate change and a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty.

Vietnam moves up 11 places on 2023 Global Gender Gap Index

The nation has climbed 11 places on the latest World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Gender Gap Index over the past year, marking a rise from 83rd to 72nd place out of 146 countries, with a score of 0.711.

VN highlights substantive dialogue, cooperation to promote human rights

At the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, which run from June 19 to July 14, Vietnam continues to promote its participation as a member for the 2023-2025 tenure.

Vietnam working hard to protect personal data

The Government’s Steering Committee for Human Rights has issued a plan on communications activities towards the 75th anniversary of World Human Rights Day (December 10), heard a press conference in Hanoi on May 18.

Vietnam strongly commits to ensuring human rights

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam, organised an international workshop on “Experience in reporting under the UPR mechanism.”

US wants to help remove Vietnam from special watch list on religious freedom

The US Embassy wishes to cooperate with Vietnam to remove the country from the US’s special watch list on religious freedom, Ambassador Marc E. Knapper told Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Vu Chien Thang during their meeting in Hanoi on April 14.

Quang Nam launches Fanpage to protect children and women in cyberspace

The police agency of the central province of Quang Nam in early Apirl 2023 launched a Fanpage to provide knowledge and instruct children and women how to protect themselves and perform safe interaction on cyberspace.

Vietnam active at UN Human Rights Council’s 52nd session

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang, made active contributions to the agenda of the 52nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that concluded in Geneva on April 4.

Human Rights Council adopts resolution proposed, drafted by Vietnam

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on April 3 adopted a resolution proposed and drafted by Vietnam.

Vietnam sorry about US’ flawed report on its human rights situation: Foreign ministry

Vietnam on Thursday said the newly released United States' Human Rights Report contains "biased comments" that are based on false information about the real situation in the country.

Vietnam ranks 65th in world happiness report

Vietnam ranks 65th out of 137 countries and territories in the 2020-2022 period as per the World Happiness Report 2023, up 12 places from the 2022 Report.

Deputy PM addresses 52nd session of UN Human Rights Council

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang attended the opening ceremony and delivered remarks at a high-level discussion of the 52nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 27.

Vietnam working hard to protect, promote human rights

Vietnam was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 tenure on October 11, 2022  at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

US permanent representative to UN Human Rights Council visits Vietnam

Vietnam hopes the United States will support Vietnam’s initiatives and priorities at the UN Human Rights Council during its 2023-2025 membership tenure.

Vietnam wins global respect for human development achievements

UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Ramla Khalidi has commended Vietnam for its achievements in poverty reduction and development, as well as the country’s commitments to sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Vietnam making efforts to enforce international conventions on human rights

The Party and State have always created optimal conditions for religious organisations and individuals to practice their religions and beliefs.

VN refutes US' decision to put it on special watch list for religious freedom violations

The US’s decision to put Vietnam in the special watch list on religious freedom is based on unobjective assessment and inaccurate information regarding the situation of freedom of religion and belief in Vietnam.