|Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang (photo: Quang Dung/VOV-Paris)
Speaking at the opening ceremony and a high-level discussion of the 52nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, Mr. Quang said the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) on human rights are solid frameworks for the international community to jointly enhance awareness and action to promote and protect human rights, and that many important achievements have been obtained over decades.
|The Presidium of the opening session of the 52nd session of the UNHRC (Photo: Quang Dung/VOV-Paris)
He presented major human right indicators in Vietnam and confirmed that Vietnam will contribute more to the international community.
“Being a member of many multilateral mechanisms, Vietnam strongly commits to multilateralism, international law, and the UN charters and be ready to to act as a bridge to reduce differences and increase cooperation at the Human Rights Council with the motto "Respect and understanding, dialogue and cooperation, all human rights for all," said Mr. Quang.
He underlined that to ensure the full enjoyment of human rights around the globe, the UNHRC should play the central role in promoting constructive dialogue, equality, and effective cooperation among countries on the basis of mutual respect and understanding and with an overarching approach.