Speaking at a seminar entitled "Viet Nam and international conventions on human rights", Pham Binh Minh, Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, stressed that Viet Nam has committed itself to upholding human rights as defined by the United Nations, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Geneva Convention.
The logo of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Also at the seminar, David Robinson from the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) said Viet Nam has achieved remarkable accomplishments in the promotion of human rights and has been an active participant on the international human rights scene.
Australian Ambassador to Viet Nam, W. Tweddell, also participated in the seminar along with human rights experts from both Australia and Viet Nam.
The seminar was held on January 22 and 23 in Ha Noi by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs with cooperation from the Australian Overseas Aid Program (AusAID), HREOC, and the Australian Embassy in Viet Nam.