UN Pledges to Assist Viet Nam in Improving Human Rights

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10, the UN has pledged to continue assisting Viet Nam with its human rights commitments, said UN representatives in Viet Nam yesterday.

John Hendra, UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam

The message was also made to mark the start of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

According to UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam John Hendra, Viet Nam has made tremendous social and economic achievements and taken leadership in the ratification and implementation of some key human rights treaties.

The country is rapidly moving to middle income status and thus Vietnamese women, men and children must be guaranteed benefits from their country’s growth.

Moreover, the UN is willing to assist Viet Nam in its efforts to implement its human rights commitments and enable all Vietnamese to enjoy their rights as written into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he added.

International Human Rights Day 2008 was held under the theme of “Dignity and Justice for All of Us” and aimed to further reinforce the vision of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Viet Nam, one of the first nations to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has also ratified other important international human rights treaties and conventions. 

By B.H – Translated by Khanh Hong

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