Vietnam has made constructive contributions to the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland from February 25 to March 22.
At the session, ambassador Dung delivered speeches at the general debate on the promotion and protection of human rights in multilateralism, the dialogues with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and the debate on human rights situation in Myanmar and rights of people with disabilities.
Vietnam’s participation in the UNHRC’s 40th session again showed its proactive and responsible attitude to the council’s common work in the spirit of dialogue and cooperation, thereby ensuring the council’s activities in line with basic principles of the UN Charter and international law.
During the four-week session, the UNHRC debate a host of issues related to children’s rights, the disabled’s rights, the right to housing, and the right to food, among others.
The council also reviewed the human rights situations in such countries as Myanmar, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, South Sudan and Iran, and compared notes on measures to increase technical assistance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ukraine and Mali.
Twenty-nine resolutions were adopted during the session with 13 endorsed through voting.