|Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s permanent delegation to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and other international organizations
The session, which will run until June 23, includes a dialogue with representatives from the independent international investigation committee on Syria, as well as discussions on reports of special rapporteurs on human rights situation in Belarus, Eritrea, Burundi and Myanmar.
Participants update information on human rights in Congo, Ukraine, Ivory Coast, Palestine and occupied Arabic territories, and discuss the supervision of the implementation of resolutions related to cooperation with Georgia in human rights.
The session’s agenda will also include discussions on women’s rights, the eradication of discrimination and violence against women, the engagement of men and boys in preventing violence against women and girls, along with the implementation of the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development related to health and gender equality.
Participants will also talk measures to enhance the capacity in public health, children’s rights and issues related to rights to education, poverty and human trafficking.
Attending the session as an observer, Vietnam will continue actively contributing to the council’s work, especially the core groups on building resolutions on human rights and climate change which are scheduled to be passed at the end of the session.
Vietnam will also give ideas on a number of main issues at the event and engage in negotiations on the building of other resolutions of the council.
At the same time, Vietnam will organise a conference on the sidelines of the session on the promotion and protection of the rights of women in coastal areas amidst climate change.