International workshop on human rights held in Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and The United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP Vietnam), organized a 2-day international workshop under the theme “National and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms and Academic Networking” in the central city of Da Nang on April 16.

At the workshop, participants shared international experience and practices in the protection and promotion of human rights through regional mechanisms, draw lessons and make recommendations to Vietnamese participants on how to engage in the regional human rights mechanism or AICHR.

The workshop also provided participants from ministries, agencies, academic and research institutions with relevant information about regional human rights mechanisms and institutions; to familiarize participants with regional human rights mechanisms in Europe, the Americas, Africa and South East Asia, including different entities and instruments, the role, mandate and functions of each mechanism, as well as its members; to enhance networking among academic institutions and Government agencies; to promote research work in the area of human rights among relevant agencies and institutions.

Addressing the opening session, Ha Kim Ngoc, Assistant to the Foreign Minister, described human rights as the common desire and achievements of human struggles over various stages of development.

Ngoc stressed the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of striving for better human rights for the people.

By N. Hung- Translated by Uyen Phuong

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