Vietnam will strive to ensure the rights of all citizens better

     Vice President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh (L) and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan

On June 13, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said that Vietnam would not stop its efforts to ensure rights of all Vietnamese citizens better, and also contribute actively to the insurance of human rights on global scale.
Leading Vietnam’s delegation attending the 32nd tenure of Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on the occasion of the 10th founding anniversary, Vice President highly appreciated the role of the Council, especially the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in strengthening dialogue and cooperation on human rights. Vice President stressed that dealing with global challenges, international community need to promote dialogue, cooperation and avoid confrontation or politicization on human rights issues.
Vice President proposed the Council to spend more care for the implementation of Agenda 2030 on sustainable development issues and the impact of climate change on human rights. Vice President also mentioned severe drought and saltwater intrusion situation in the Middle, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta of Vietnam that were due to impacts of climate change. She also informed that Vietnam and other members of the working group would propose a resolution on climate change and human rights, focusing on the impacts of climate change on children rights.
Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh emphasized Vietnam’s efforts in ensuring human rights, particularly the achievement of economic and social development, the implementation of Millennium Development Goals, poverty reduction, universal primary education, reducing mortality rates on mothers and infants, ensuring gender equality and the advancement of women.
May 11/2013, with a very high number of votes, Vietnam was elected to the Human Rights Council for 2014-2016 term. For the past two years participated in the Human Rights Council, Vietnam has promoted its role as an active and responsible member, contributing substantially to the work of the Human Rights Council, highly recognized and appreciated by the international community. On the last year tenure at the Human Rights Council, Vietnam would like to imprint its role with a number of specific initiatives, especially on the field of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities and impacts of climate change on human rights.
Vice President affirmed that Vietnam respects the important role of the IPU and has participated actively and responsibly in activities of the IPU. She wished IPU focus on objectives like the implementation of sustainable development goals, coping with climate change and to further strengthen the activities of the Conference of female parliamentarians. Vice President emphasized female parliamentarians, including Vietnamese ones, have been increasingly showing their role in parliament forums and have contributed substantially in matters of making national policies. Vice President also informed the success of the recent National Assembly elections in Vietnam, especially the increase in the percentage of female parliamentarians, which was reached 26.8%, higher than the world average level (22.3%), and Vietnam now has National Assembly Chairwoman and Vice President, those are both female./.

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