Vietnam to table 2024 Resolution on Climate Change, Human Rights at UNHRC’s 56th session

WVR/VNA - Vietnam, on behalf of the Core Group which also includes Bangladesh and the Philippines, will table the 2024 Resolution on Climate Change and Human Rights with the theme of ensuring human rights in the energy transition process at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s 56th session that opened in Geneva on June 18, 2024.

The resolution about Climate Change and Human Rights has been actively introduced annually by Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the Philippines for the Council’s consideration and approval since 2009, with a different theme for each year.

Vietnam to table resolution on climate change, human rights at UNHRC’s 56th session
At a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. (Source: VNA)

Vietnam's active participation in the development and adoption of this resolution as well as in the activities of the Core Group reflects its efforts in responding to climate change, while also contributing to the implementation of its foreign policy of being proactive and positive in, and responsible for issues of common concern of the international community.

The 56th session, which will last until July 12, is seeing the participation of representatives of 47 member countries and more than 100 observer countries, intergovernmental international organizations, and non-governmental organizations based in Geneva.

It is expected that 19 draft resolutions will be introduced for the Council to consider and approve.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on June 18, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk stressed that in 2023, data gathered by his office shows the number of civilian deaths in armed conflict soared by 72 per cent, with the proportion of women killed doubling and that of children tripling, compared to the year prior.

He called on countries to take action and work together to find a way back to peace, in line with the UN Charter and international law.

Prensa Latina spotlights facts about human rights in Vietnam
Vietnam's human rights achievements praised during UN evaluation
PM Pham Minh Chinh inspects transport infrastructure, climate change response projects in Can Tho
Vietnam always recognises basic principles and standards of human rights: Russian expert
Climate change issues heat up National Assembly's Q&A session

(Source: VNA)