Vietnam's positive contributions to UNHRC’s 39th session

VOV.VN - Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Chi Dung underlined the need for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to continue stepping up constructive cooperation and dialogue while attending the UNHRC’s 39th session which ended in Geneva on September 28.

Dung, who is head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the UN, the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations in Geneva, partook in various discussion sessions on different issues.

At the 39th session, the UNHRC discussed common issues relating to gender equality, rights of women, children, and people with disabilities, clean water and hygiene, the rights to development, and discrimination prevention.

Participants reviewed the human rights situation in several nations such as Myanmar, Venezuela, Syria, South Sudan and Burundi, while comparing notes views on a raft of measures to boost technical assistance in ensuring and promoting human rights in Sudan, Yemen, Congo, Central Africa and Somalia.

A total of 24 resolutions were adopted at the session, including 14 approved by consensus and the remaining by majority votes.

The Vietnamese delegation gave ideas for building many draft resolutions and co-sponsored the resolution on boosting technical cooperation and building capacity in the field of human rights.

The delegation also showed a positive and responsible attitude towards the UNHRC’s joint activities in the spirit of dialogue and cooperation.

The next session of the council is set to take place in March 2019 in Geneva.