Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Trung

Vietnam pledges to make more efforts to fulfill its obligations as a member to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, and work closely with related agencies in the field, Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh has said.

The diplomat attended at an international debate on the rights of children and enterprises, co-hosted by Vietnam, Chile and Ghana on the sidelines of the 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on September 17.

Thanh, who is Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations, talked about how Vietnam has improved relevant frameworks in accordance with the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Besides the issuance of the Law on child protection, care and education in 2004, Vietnam has included child protection in revisions of other related legal regulations, particularly the Law on Enterprises in 2014, Thanh said.

The stipulated documents provide for a full legal framework to protect children from being exploited, abused or ill-treated, or being harmed by enterprises’ hazardous products, he underscored.

The same day, Ambassador Thanh attended a discussion on unilateral embargos and their impacts on human rights held as part of the 30th UN Human Rights Council.

He joined other countries in calling for the end to the imposition of unilateral embargoes as it goes against international law and the UN Charter and impacts directly such disadvantaged groups as women, children, the elderly, and the disabled.-VNA