Deputy Foreign Minister Hà Kim Ngọc said on Monday that Vietnam shares progressive ideas on human rights acknowledged by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other UN documents.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hà Kim Ngọc address the ceremony on December 12, 2022. (Photo: Anh Son/baoquocte.vn)
Addressing a ceremony in Hanoi marking International Human Rights Day (December 10), Deputy Minister Ngọc noted that UDHR represents the common goal and universal need to ensure that everyone lives in dignity and enjoys all of their rights so that every nation lives in peace, equality, friendship, and development.
Vietnam has made great strides in human rights and its election to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 tenure is one example, said Mr. Ngọc.
UN Resident Coordinator Pauline Tamesis said that Vietnam’s election to the UN Human Rights Council is an opportunity for the country to contribute to protecting and promoting human rights.