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

08/12/2016

At the national level
Viet Nam has taken part in negotiating and consulting the contents of resolutions passed by the UNHRC with an aim of protecting national interests and viewpoints on human rights, along with commenting on content suitable for developing countries on the course of ensuring human rights.
In Viet Nam, the people are the ultimate goal and the engine of development. Every policy aims at serving the people. The consistent policy of the State of Viet Nam on ensuring human rights stems from the earnest aspiration of the people of a former colony to enjoy civil and political rights and of the people of poor countries to enjoy economic, social and cultural rights. Respect for and promotion of human rights also form an essential element in achieving sustainable development, as clearly manifested in the Constitution and relevant laws, in their implementation mechanisms and in practice.
All economic, cultural, social, political and civil rights of the person are fully provided for in the Viet Nam Constitution. The contents of these fundamental and universal human rights have been continually concretized and improved in laws and by-laws, in accordance with the spirit and standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This provides a solid legal framework for the formulation of policies, strategies and development plans for the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people.
Regarding Viet Nam's laws and policies, human rights in Vietnam has been written into the Constitution and defended by laws. The 2013 Constitution, adopted by the National Assembly on November 28, 2013 and enacted on January 1, 2014, built on and developed regulations mandating human rights and the right of citizens that conform to the content and spirit of international conventions on human rights, of which Viet Nam is a member.
Human rights, for the first time in Viet Nam's lawmaking history, has been acknowledged as a natural and inherent right that was recognized and implemented by the State. The establishment of a legal system on human rights in Viet Nam has been carried out in a uniform and consistent manner, evidenced by the National Assembly's law and ordinance making programs, as well as mechanisms to enact laws to ensure citizens' rights are better protected. Many important codes had been promulgated or revised to create a comprehensive and sound legal foundation for the respect and enforcement of human rights in Viet Nam.
The mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights in Viet Nam are developed in accordance with the principle of a rule-of-law State of the people, by the people and for the people under the motto “people know, people discuss, people do, people check”. It is the people who decide all matters of State and society, have rights and enjoy favorable conditions to actively participate in the affairs of State and society through the National Assembly, national authorities at all levels and political-social organizations. Through these mechanisms, their rights are guaranteed from policy planning to implementation and monitoring. Viet Nam has implemented, in a uniform manner, socioeconomic development strategies, legal, judiciary and administrative reforms, and has strengthened the grass-roots democracy regime in order to better meet the rights and fundamental freedoms of the people.
The rights and fundamental freedoms of the people are respected and ensured in an increasingly effective and full manner, particularly in the following areas:
(a) In the past 5 years, annual economic and GDP growth has been maintained at a high level of around 6 per cent, while 8 million new jobs have been created, the urban unemployment rate has fallen to 4.5 per cent, the poor household rate has been reduced to 9.5 per cent, social security has been strengthened and enjoyment of health services increased, particularly for children, the poor people and ethnic minorities. The Human Development Index has continuously increased. Viet Nam has achieved many of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of schedule and is on track to reach the remaining ones;
(b) In addition to these achievements, the participatory processes and voice of the people has been enhanced. The rights of the people are better ensured through better implementation of direct democratic rights (right to vote and right to stand for elections), indirect democratic rights (through elected organs, such as the National Assembly and the People’s Councils at all levels), the right to express opinions and improved operation of complaint and denunciation mechanisms. The information and press services in Viet Nam have greatly increased both in quantity and type. The access and application of information technology and the Internet have also rapidly developed, and Viet Nam is considered by United Nations specialized agencies as one of the leading countries in this area. The faith and religious activities have become more diverse and vivid, with the development of all major world religions and endogenous religions and faiths in terms of the number of organizations and followers, religious facilities, places of worship, training facilities, publications, etc.
Despite recent cuts in Government public spending, State budget allocations to social welfare programs had risen in several areas, especially those supporting vulnerable groups.
These efforts had reflected Viet Nam's achievements across realms, especially in economics, politics, socio-cultural affairs, people's improved living conditions and their right to enjoy various rights and freedoms. Socio-economic attainments and increased co-operation and international exchanges had created material conditions and pooled resources for Viet Nam to ensure human rights are better exercised. 
For all that, it can be said Vietnam has fulfilled its' work as a member of UNHCR from 2014-2016, with worldwide recognitions as the country of protecting human rights and democracy./.
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LawrenceSamuels 8/12/16 09:41

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.

MaskOf Zero 8/12/16 09:43

These efforts had reflected Viet Nam's achievements across realms, especially in economics, politics, socio-cultural affairs, people's improved living conditions and their right to enjoy various rights and freedoms.

Love Peace 8/12/16 09:44

Socio-economic attainments and increased co-operation and international exchanges had created material conditions and pooled resources for Viet Nam to ensure human rights are better exercised.

Only Solidar 8/12/16 09:55

Viet Nam has been recognised 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.

Pack Cassiopian 8/12/16 09:57

Viet Nam wishes to join the Human Rights Council in order to share that experience and contribute more actively to the joint efforts of the Council and the international community at large.

Deck Hero14 8/12/16 09:59

The U.S. and EU should learn from Vietnam for human rights record.

Jane smartnic 8/12/16 10:03

The mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights in Viet Nam are developed in accordance with the principle of a rule-of-law State of the people.

yobro yobro 8/12/16 10:05

Viet Nam actively participates, in a constructive and responsible spirit, in international and regional cooperation, multilaterally and bilaterally, in all areas.

Gentle Moon 8/12/16 10:07

Viet Nam has contributed to strengthening solidarity and cooperation within ASEAN, including human rights cooperation.

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