Viet Nam actively participates in Human Rights Review Mechanism: UN
VGP - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet hosted a reception for UN Special Rapporteur on the right to development Surya Deva, who is on a working visit to Viet Nam from November 6 to 15.
At the meeting, Deputy Minister Do Hung Viet welcomed the Special Rapporteur's decision to choose Viet Nam as the first country to visit after being appointed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
He highlighted Viet Nam's approach of respecting, protecting and promoting human rights, affirming that the Southeast Asian country always puts people at the center and considers them the key stakeholders and impetus of the development process.
This can be seen in the enormous achievements of Doi Moi (Renewal) in socio-economic development, integration into the world, improvements in all aspects of people's life, and the international community's recognition.
Currently, Viet Nam is prioritizing realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, with solid efforts in poverty reduction, climate change response, emission reduction, environmental protection, and building a green and circular economy.
The Deputy Minister expressed his belief that the visit is a chance for Viet Nam to share its good practices, challenges, priorities, and cooperation demands.
For his part, UN Special Rapporteur Surya Deva spoke highly of the hallmarks and initiatives of Viet Nam as a member of the UNHRC during 2023 - 2025, along with its responsible and active participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Sharing the priorities of his term, Deva affirmed that he would maintain a general, balanced and transparent approach, promote international cooperation for sustainable and inclusive development, and enhance people's engagement in the building, implementation and supervision of development policies.
He called on Viet Nam to strengthen its role in the UNHRC and help to effectively promote the right to development in the country and the world.
During his stay in Viet Nam, the UN Special Rapporteur is expected to meet with leaders and representatives of several central agencies, socio-political organizations, people's organizations, and enterprises.
He will also visit some localities, projects, and socio-economic establishments to learn about the country's achievements, challenges, priorities, and cooperation demands related to the right to development./.