UN praises Vietnam’s new laws

The United Nations mission in Vietnam on June 25 congratulated the Government and National Assembly for passing a number of important laws during its recent session for the benefit of the general population’s health and well-being.

Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, said many of the new laws and revisions have brought the country in line with some of its international commitments.

“We highly commend the Government and National Assembly for their very important decisions which will bring tangible benefits to the lives of many Vietnamese”, she said.

Among the new laws is the Law on the Handling of Administrative Sanctions, which introduces a number of reforms to the juvenile justice system, which aim to ensure the best interests of the child be protected and reforming schools be considered as a last resort.

Other notable laws passed, the UN restressed, were the Law on Advertisement, the new Labour Code and the Law on the Prevention and Control of Tobacco related Harm.

The UN Resident Coordinator said the mission is ready to provide technical assistance and analysis of best practices, international experience and dialogue in these areas.