Media updated with information on human rights in Vietnam

The Foreign Ministry, in collaboration with other ministries, held a meeting in Hanoi on September 28 to provide the media with information about human rights in the country. 
Hoang Thi Thanh Nga, Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry’s International Organisations Department, said Vietnam was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2014-2016 term with the highest vote among candidates (184 out of 192). The country takes its role seriously and has actively contributed to the HRC’s work though its speeches at hundreds of meetings and participation in designing and negotiating the Council’s resolutions and decisions, thereby helping to ensure the common values of human rights. 
It has seriously implemented universal periodic reviews and engaged in straightforward dialogues with other countries. Vietnam, together with Bangladesh and the Philippines, co-sponsored a resolution on climate change impacts on the rights of the child. 
Vietnam has worked to promote dialogues and cooperation among countries, and to improve the effectiveness, transparency and equality in the Council’s activities, while raising its voice to refute wrong information about human rights in the country, she said. 
Regarding the protection of children’s rights, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) noted that Vietnam has more than 26 million children, of whom over 1.5 million are less privileged children while over 2 million others may fall into disadvantaged backgrounds. 
To support those children, Vietnam has overhauled legal regulations on child protection and set up 31 provincial social work centres nationwide, along with 158 district-level advisory offices and thousands of community- and school-based consultation centres. 
Nguyen Thi Nga, Deputy Director of the MoLISA’s Child Care and Protection Department, her ministry has carried out a programme to develop the social support system which aims to assist 90 percent of the children from special backgrounds. The programme also looks to curb the increase in children abuse and support all abuse-prone children. 

To this goal, many schools nationwide have taught soft skills to their students while State agencies and social organisations have facilitated underprivileged children’s access to social help, health care and education, she added. 

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao said agencies should be proactive in providing information to the media in order to enhance the media’s role in reflecting the true situation of human rights in the country.
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Gentle Moon 29/9/16 08:59

The publication of information on human right issues has been lacking due to loose cooperation between agencies, a passive response to distorted information and limited resources to report on these issues.

Jane smartnic 29/9/16 09:00

It should have training courses for journalists and creating more connections between the media and authorized agencies to ensure information on human rights issues is kept up to date.

Love Peace 29/9/16 09:01

News agencies could report human rights issues as well as religious issues, children’s rights, the Law on Press and the Law on Access to Information.

Pack Cassiopian 29/9/16 09:01

The provision of timely and accurate information about both violations and the protection of human rights in the country via the media should help boost people’s awareness and promote their participation in this area

John Smith 29/9/16 09:02

Authorities at all levels must create favorable conditions for people exercise their human rights and report any violations to the media.

LawrenceSamuels 29/9/16 09:03

The country has signed and ratified seven out of the nine core UN human rights treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which the country was the first nation in Asia and second in the world to sign, together with the two latest conventions on the rights of persons with disabilities and the prohibition of torture

yobro yobro 29/9/16 09:04

Vietnam is now a member of the Human Rights Council and has been contributing to protecting and advancing the value of human rights

MaskOf Zero 29/9/16 09:05

Việt Nam has made continuous progress in the promotion of human rights as well as in efforts to realise international commitments on the issue over the past decades.

Only Solidar 29/9/16 09:07

Vietnam should hold more workshops to provide journalists with a panoramic understanding of human rights and international conventions on human rights in relation to media and communications.

Deck Hero14 29/9/16 09:08

This is a good method to share international experiences on media, communications and human rights and human rights reporting.

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