Vietnam’s contributions in the United Nations Human Rights Council term from 2014 - 2016 (Part I)

01/12/2016

At the global level
Now, it has come to the end of Vietnam’s term as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from 2014 - 2016, it’s time to review what Vietnam has done to contribution for UNHRC’s course.
UNHRC is a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose 47 member states are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. The UN General Assembly elects the members who occupy the UNHRC's 47 seats. The General Assembly takes into account the candidate States’ contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.
In 2014, the UN elected Vietnam to its 47-seat UNHRC. Vietnam received the most votes from UN members out of the 14 newly elected countries (184 out of 192). Vietnam’s selection for this position shows that the country has won high degree [sic] of confidence from UN member states. This has become a stepping stone for Vietnam’s "active integration" into the global economy, the country has been tasked with addressing human rights issues and protecting human rights around the world.
Since Viet Nam joined the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the nation had devised careful plans to clarify policies and goals and a roadmap for UNHRC membership. Viet Nam has been contributing to protecting and advancing the value of human rights in a direct, responsible and constructive manner through its membership.
Previously serving as an observer, Viet Nam delivered more than 40 speeches covering issues of global concern at the UNHRC, as well as other specialized mechanisms. The number of speeches rose to 100 per year when Viet Nam joined the UNHRC, adding that the country has made its voice heard on issues relating to the improvement of rights for vulnerable groups, the right to economics, social and cultural affairs, development, jobs and poverty elimination.
Viet Nam attaches special importance to and actively participates in the work of the Human Rights Council. Viet Nam values the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an effective process to share information and experience and enhance mutual understanding among countries, thus helping to promote and protect human rights.
Vietnam has also voted in favor of a new resolution on protection of homosexual, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community put forward by the United Nations (U.N.) during a meeting session in Geneva, Switzerland.
Viet Nam is a party to eight important international treaties relating to human rights, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Viet Nam was the first Asian country to ratify this Convention). In addition, Viet Nam is a party to 18 conventions of the International Labour Organization. Viet Nam has always respected and implemented seriously the international human rights treaties, to which it is a State party.
In November 2014, the National Assembly of Viet Nam ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention against Torture. Viet Nam has been recognized by the UN and the international community for achieving six of the eight UN millennium development goals ahead of deadline and accomplishing the remaining goals on schedule. The country aims to contribute to the building and approval of the UN agenda by 2030, vowing to fully implement sustainable development goals.
Those contributions displayed Viet Nam's responsible, active and constructive participation related to issues of international concern, which is in line with the 11th Party Congress Resolution, the Political Bureau's Resolution 22 on international integration and the Party Central Committee's Resolution 28 on national defense strategy under new circumstances.
That proactive and active participation had garnered appreciation from other countries, thus furthering Viet Nam's bilateral co-operation with other partner countries./. (to be continued)
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Pack Cassiopian 1/12/16 09:13

Vietnam is among 23 members of the 47-seat council that voted in favor of the resolution on LGBT's rights. It is one of the only three supporters from Asia, together with Mongolia and South Korea.

MaskOf Zero 1/12/16 09:14

By saying “yes” to the resolution, Vietnam has shown its consistent support for equal rights of the LGBT.

Deck Hero14 1/12/16 09:15

Viet Nam has been contributing to protecting and advancing the value of human rights in a direct, responsible and constructive manner through its membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council from 2014-2016.

yobro yobro 1/12/16 09:17

The number of speeches rose to 100 per year when Viet Nam joined the UNHRC, he said, adding that the country has made its voice heard on issues relating to the improvement of rights for vulnerable groups, the right to economics, social and cultural affairs, development, jobs and poverty elimination.

Gentle Moon 1/12/16 11:25

In the 2013 constitution, human rights, for the first time in Viet Nam's lawmaking history, had been acknowledged as a natural and inherent right that was recognised and implemented by the State.

John Smith 1/12/16 11:27

The country aims to contribute to the building and approval of the UN agenda by 2030, vowing to fully implement sustainable development goals.

John Smith 8/12/16 08:03

Those contributions displayed Viet Nam's responsible, active and constructive participation related to issues of international concern.

Gentle Moon 8/12/16 08:04

Regarding Viet Nam's laws and policies, we can see that human rights in the country had been written into the Constitution and defended by laws.

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