Human right-related foreign affairs contribute to empowering Vietnam's position in the world

At the regional level, Vietnam is also an active member chairing many activities within the framework of ASEAN on human rights.

The country also presided over and host many important events on gender equality, promoting child development in the Asia-Pacific region.

On the occasion of the World Human Rights Day (10/12), Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung shared with the press about the contributions of foreign affairs on human rights in empowering Vietnam in the international arena.

Achievements in the field of human rights are an important premise for Vietnam in foreign affairs, not only to promote dialogue and cooperation, enhance understanding to promote bilateral relations with important partners. weighted; but also promote the position and role of Vietnam on a number of human rights issues at international and regional multilateral forums.

The most outstanding event in 2019 is that Vietnam completed its third cycle UPR review with very positive results. We have received many positive reviews from countries and international organizations for human rights efforts, as well as the seriousness in implementing human rights commitments, in which Commitment to UPR mechanism.

Some comments particularly welcomed Vietnam's intention to develop a comprehensive plan to implement UPR recommendations and conduct a mid-term review, as a good example of promoting recommendations. UPR. Many others appreciate that Vietnam has been integrating the implementation of UPR recommendations with national development programs and plans, thereby ensuring that the UPR process brings real effects. The constructive opinions and recommendations of other countries are a strong affirmation of Vietnam's right direction in this work.

In addition to dialogue with all UN members in the UPR framework, Vietnam has also conducted rounds of Dialogues or bilateral consultations with a number of partners concerned about human rights. This activity has helped Vietnam and other countries to better understand the concerns, including differences, share priorities, experience and explore opportunities for cooperation on the protection and promotion of human rights.

Human right-related foreign affairs contribute to empowering Vietnam's position in the world

Vietnam and the EU signed a free trade agreement on June 30.

That success has contributed to promoting Vietnam's bilateral relations with important partners.

In addition, at the United Nations, ASEAN, APEC, ASEM and Vietnam forums, Vietnam not only affirmed Vietnam's policies and achievements on human rights protection and promotion, but also contributed substantially to the efforts. joint forces to promote human rights values, in the context that the international community promotes the development and implementation of important global agendas such as sustainable development and climate change response. Hau, gender equality, migration ...

Vietnam also continues to show its active and active role and contribute substantially to the common struggle of the majority of countries in the world to protect the basic principles of human rights access. principles of respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in internal affairs, and no politicization of human rights issues.

From its own experience, Viet Nam strongly asserts that dialogue and cooperation are an effective way to consider human rights issues.

In 2019, at the Human Rights Council, Vietnam and Bangladesh and the Philippines introduced the Resolution on climate change and the rights of people with disabilities with 49 co-sponsors; is the representative of ASEAN's voice in the events of the Human Rights Council on climate change and women's rights. This is also a related initiative of Vietnam. With these activities, Vietnam is being considered a core member of the Human Rights Council in promoting the content of climate change and human rights.

Human right-related foreign affairs contribute to empowering Vietnam's position in the world
Foreign affairs on human rights contribute to empowering Vietnam's position in the international arena. Illustrative photo

At the regional level, Vietnam is also an active member of many ASEAN-led human rights activities, including the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the ASEAN Commission on Protection. The rights of women and children, including chairing and hosting many important events on gender equality and information technology, promoting child development in the Asia-Pacific region.

During the tenure of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2008-2009, Viet Nam chaired the introduction and promotion through the Security Council's Resolution 1889 on the role of women in the post- conflict.

Building on these results, during the term of the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council 2020 - 2021, we are expected to preside over some important events related to this content, especially on the role of women in negotiating, building peace and rebuilding after the war.

Tran Hang