UN Human Rights Council adopts Viet Nam resolution on human rights and climate change

VIETNAM, July 10 –

GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on human rights and climate change drafted by Viet Nam in coordination with Bangladesh and the Philippines.

The resolution, introduced annually by Viet Nam, focuses on the realization of the right to food and climate change. Each year, the resolution targets specific groups such as children, migrants and women in the context of climate change.

The core group’s active participation in the drafting and presentation of the resolution by the UN Human Rights Council reflects Viet Nam’s efforts in promoting and protecting human rights as well as in responding to climate change.

It also contributes to the implementation of an active and responsible foreign policy on issues common to the international community.

The Human Rights Council approved up to 23 resolutions and one resolution during the session that ended on 8 July. The Council also discussed 76 thematic reports and reviewed the reports of the Universal Periodic Review of 13 countries.

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Assistant Foreign Minister Hung Viet, co-hosted a symposium on ensuring the rights of vulnerable groups in the context of climate change with Bangladesh and the Philippines.

A photo exhibition on Viet Nam’s ethnic groups and religions was held on the sidelines of the session, and helped international friends to understand more about the harmonious lives of the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, as well as their freedom of belief and religion.

The Vietnamese delegation actively participated in 18 sessions such as discussions on ensuring the rights of vulnerable groups in the context of climate change, and good governance in protecting and promoting human rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

In their words, the Vietnamese delegation endorsed consistent policy, efforts and achievements in promoting and protecting human rights, emphasizing the country’s commitment to sustainable development for the benefit of the people, and placing the people at the center of government actions and policies during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery process. – VNS

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