(PLO)- Vietnam is unanimously supported by the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as the only ASEAN candidate for this position.
Like PLO On October 11, at the United Nations headquarters in New York (USA), the United Nations General Assembly elected 14 countries as members of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025. As a result, Vietnam was elected to this Council for the second time (the first time was for the 2014-2016 term).
The United Nations (UN) members participating in the election are divided into 5 geographical regions, in which, the Asia-Pacific group is the region with the highest competition for the position of member of the Human Rights Council. (SOC) this term with 7 countries introducing candidates from mid-2020 (1 last minute sprint).
The Vietnamese delegation attended the meeting to vote and announce the results of the membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025. Photo: Vietnamese Delegation to the UN.
Vietnam is unanimously supported by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as the only candidate of ASEAN for this position; and is also the only Asian candidate of the Francophone Community.
The election to become a member of the UNSC, the agency that plays a leading role in the UN system in protecting and promoting human rights, demonstrates the recognition of the international community for its policies and efforts. and Vietnam’s achievements in better and better guaranteeing people’s rights in all fields.
This is also an important event, a new step in the efforts to implement the foreign policy of the 13th Party Congress and Directive 25 of the Secretariat on promoting and elevating multilateral external relations to 2030.
In an interview with the press right after the announcement of the results, the head of the Vietnamese delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu affirmed that this result not only shows the recognition of the international community for the achievement of ensuring human rights. the people of Vietnam, but also the result of the close guidance and direct participation of the Senior Leaders, the efforts of the whole political system, including the role of the media, newspapers. in the protection and promotion of human rights.
This is also a proof that Vietnam’s position and prestige in the international arena is constantly being strengthened and improved.
Sharing this opinion, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Head of the Vietnamese Delegation to the UN, emphasized the importance of the UNSC and the high level of competition among the candidate countries, especially in the Asia-Pacific group. .
Vietnamese delegation at the meeting. Photo: Vietnamese Delegation to the UN.
However, with the companionship of ministries, branches, and diplomatic staff both at home and abroad, they have made great efforts to overcome many difficulties and challenges, conducting methodical, proactive and creative advocacy. , synchronous and efficient over time, making an important contribution to this result.
With the message Respect and understanding; Dialogue and cooperation; All human rights – for everyoneDuring the upcoming three-year term as a member of the UNSC, Vietnam will directly contribute to the protection and promotion of human rights around the world, which is one of the three pillars of the UN.
Vietnam will promote the priorities identified when participating in the UNSC through dialogue and cooperation, especially on protecting vulnerable groups and ensuring human rights in response to global issues. .
This not only contributes to solving the common and urgent concerns of humanity, but also opens up opportunities to share and learn from good experiences, enlist the support of the international community, and help people in need. Vietnamese people enjoy better and better human rights and citizenship.
Vietnam as Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly Session 77
(PLO)- The meeting agreed to elect Vietnam to become one of the Vice Presidents of the 77th United Nations General Assembly representing the Asia-Pacific region.