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Vietnam elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2023-25 term

Vietnam elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2023-25 term

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 14:29 GMT+7
Vietnam elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2023-25 term
Vietnamese delegates attend the election of members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in New York, October 11, 2022. Photo: Le Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-25 tenure at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

This is the second time Vietnam has been elected to the UNHRC.

The Southeast Asian country was elected to the council for the first time in 2013 for the 2014-16 term.

The 14 newly elected members of the Human Rights Council will serve a three-year term starting in January 2023.

This result shows the recognition of the international community for Vietnam's achievements in ensuring human rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs quoted Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Pham Quang Hieu, head of the Vietnamese delegation, as telling the press after the announcement of the results.

With its seat in the UNHRC, Vietnam will have opportunities to contribute to promoting human rights on the basis of impartiality, cooperation, and dialogue, according to the Vietnam News Agency.       The country will have a stronger voice in key issues of the UN as well as the international community, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, response to climate change, immigration, protection and promotion of the rights of women, children, people with disabilities, minorities, migrants, and especially humanitarian crises or armed conflicts in the world.

Established in 2026, the UNHRC under the UN General Assembly is the most important human rights mechanism in the UN.

The council consists of 47 members with three-year terms and is considered a forum for dialogue, cooperation, and promotion of the balance of all human rights, including the right to development.

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Vinh Tho - Duy Khang - Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre News


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