UNHRC adopts resolution co-proposed by Vietnam

WVR/VNA - On July 14, The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted 30 resolutions at the end of its 53rd regular session in Geneva , including one on climate change and human rights drafted and proposed by Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the Philippines that highlights the adverse impact of the natural phenomenon on livelihoods and human rights, emphasising the need for international cooperation to address these impacts.
UNDP mong muốn hỗ trợ Việt Nam thực hiện nghĩa vụ của mình với tư cách là thành viên Hội đồng Nhân quyền Liên hợp quốc, duy trì các tiêu chuẩn cao nhất trong việc thúc đẩy và bảo vệ các quyền con người phổ quát. (Ảnh: Nguyễn Hồng)
UNHRC adopts resolution co-proposed by Vietnam: Illustrative image. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)

The session took place from June 19 - July 14 in both in-person and online formats, featuring five thematic panel discussions, deliberations, and dialogues on 37 special procedures and human rights mechanisms of the UN, consultations on draft resolutions; and an urgent debate on the alarming rise in premeditated and public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Quran in some European and other countries.

The UNHRC also completed the procedural adoption of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) reports of 13 countries in Cycle IV.

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Assistant to Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu, also actively joined the session with various statements and consultations. Along with Bangladesh and the Philippines, Vietnam also co-organised a thematic panel discussion on the adverse impact of climate change on the full realisation of the right to food.

Earlier, the UNHRC ratified the 2023 Resolution on Climate Change and Human Rights with the theme of the adverse impact of climate change on livelihoods and its implications on human rights, which were co-sponsored by 80 countries as of July 14. It has been actively introduced by Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Philippines each year since 2014.

UNHRC adopts resolution co-proposed by Vietnam
Nguyen Minh Vu (front, second from left), Assistant to the Vietnamese Foreign Minister, attends the the 53rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. (Photo: WVR)

Nguyen Minh Vu, Assistant to the Vietnamese Foreign Minister, attended the the 53rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

The Vietnamese side also actively delivered speeches in various sessions and discussions on climate change and the right to food, social protection and women's participation and leadership, the right to health and education, combating human trafficking, extreme poverty, and violence against women and girls.

In these speeches, Vietnam highlighted its priority to strengthening the rule of law, transparency, social security and public safety, as well as undertaking necessary legal and economic reform to support the post-pandemic recovery and step up inclusive and sustainable development.

Vietnam also affirmed its guiding principle of dialogue and cooperation, respect and understanding and human rights for all during its UNHRC membership term for 2023-2025.

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(Source: VNA)

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