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Vietnam participates in promoting and guaranteeing human rights at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly

In 2019, Vietnam joined the Convention 98 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the application of the principles of organizational rights and collective bargaining, 


the Global Voluntary Commitment on the Rights of the Child and the Declaration of Safe Schools.


In 2019, Vietnam joined the Convention 98 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the application of the principles of organizational rights and collective bargaining, the Global Voluntary Commitment on the Rights of the Child and the Declaration of Safe Schools.




Under the framework of Session 74 of the United Nations General Assembly, the Third Committee on social, humanitarian and cultural issues gathered from October 1 to November 21 to discuss comprehensive issues on human rights such as social development, women's advancement, children's rights and the rights of the elderly.

It is expected that the Third Committee will consider about 60 resolutions in these areas.

At the same time, the Third Committee will hold dialogues with presidents of human rights convention bodies, special rapporteurs on migration, housing, clean water, living environment, anti-torture and eradication of child violence, and anti-discrimination against women, promoting and securing political, civil, economic, cultural, and social rights.

During the discussions, member states affirmed that promoting and ensuring human rights is always a top priority, sharing efforts in ratifying and seriously implementing international commitments and obligations under human rights conventions, as well as strengthening the national legal system, and developing specific implementation plans and programs in each period.

Emphasizing the complementarity between the Vienna Declaration and the Action Program and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, member countries have called for a comprehensive approach to the implementation of these two important documents.

In addition, some countries shared concerns about the emergence and increase of many challenges, especially climate change, seriously affecting the enjoyment of human rights. They also expressed their belief that, in today's increasingly interconnected world, international dialogue and cooperation in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect is an essential element in achieving effective measures to ensure the success of human rights goals.

Not only that, many countries also emphasized the participation and contribution of other bodies such as non-governmental organizations and the private sector to promote and ensure human rights.


Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Vietnam Permanent Representative Mission to the United Nations, at the discussion on Human Rights Promotion and Assurance at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. (Photo: Quang Vinh/baoquocte)




The Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Vietnam Permanent Representative Mission to the United Nations, took an active part in discussions on social development, women's advancement, children's rights, and fighting against drugs and crime.

Speaking at the joint discussion, according to the Vietnam News Agency, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy emphasized that the world is undergoing tremendous changes, including positive and negative changes, requiring the international community to take on greater responsibility in the spirit of solidarity and unity. The Ambassador called on countries to promote dialogue instead of confrontation, consultation instead of imposition, and joining hands to promote and ensure human rights.

Speaking about Vietnam's efforts, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy said that in circle 3 of the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism, out of 291 recommendations received, Vietnam accepted 241 recommendations (equivalent to nearly 83%) spanning many fields, from strengthening the legal system and measures to protecting political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights to promoting dialogue and cooperation with UN human rights mechanisms.

In 2019, Vietnam joined the International Labor Organization's Convention No. 98 on the application of the principles of organizational rights and collective bargaining, joining the Global Voluntary Commitment on Children's Rights and the Declaration on Safe Schools.

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy also emphasized that Vietnam, a country heavily affected by climate change, always makes the greatest effort to mitigate the impact of climate change, especially for vulnerable groups. Accordingly, since 2014, at the UN Human Rights Council, Vietnam, along with Bangladesh and the Philippines, co-authored the Resolution on climate change and human rights with a focus on children, women and people with disabilities.

To celebrate the 75th founding anniversary of the United Nations with the theme "The future we want. The United Nations we need”, the Ambassador urged the international community to be determined to commit to enhancing the UN's role and capacity to meet the aspirations of the people and to realize its commitment to building a better future for everyone.

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