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Vietnam presents candidature for membership of UN Human Rights Council

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 16:50 GMT+7
Vietnam presents candidature for membership of UN Human Rights Council
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh. Photo: Vietnam Government Portal

Vietnam has presented its candidature for membership of the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-25 tenure.

The 46th Regular Session of the UNHRC opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday with a high-level segment attended by more than 115 delegations.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and the Vietnamese delegation participated in the meeting via videoconference.

At the event, Minh stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of millions, affected the well-being of billions around the world, and strained the public health and social security systems of all countries, thus triggering and exacerbating various human rights challenges.

However, the world is moving toward a "new normal," he continued, adding that the pandemic has offered the globe a new pathway to “build forward better,” based on adaptability, innovation, cooperation, and solidarity at local, national, and global levels.

“Vietnam believes strongly that ensuring a safe society against epidemics like COVID-19 is the best way to ensure that each and every member of the society can fully enjoy their human rights,” Minh remarked.

The country has tackled the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, taken prompt and resolute actions to control outbreaks and protect the health and safety of the people, as well as exerted efforts to maintain economic growth and social welfare.

Vietnam is grateful for the valuable support from partner countries, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and people around the world.

The country has provided medical masks and supplies to support more than 50 countries and international partners in their response to the pandemic.

To further contribute effectively to joint efforts in protecting and promoting human rights, Vietnam presented its candidature for membership of the UNHRC for the 2023-25 tenure, said Deputy PM Minh.

“We are honored to have been endorsed as the ASEAN candidate for this post, and look forward to the support from all UN member states,” he added.

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