A workshop on international and regional human rights mechanisms and linkages among human rights enforcement and research agencies opened in the central city of Da Nang on April 16.

The workshop is part of the project on enhancement of capacity on enforcement of international treaties on human rights between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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.

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

Ngoc assessed the workshop as one of the project’s practical activities, saying that it is a chance for participants to share information and experience and propose recommendations to ensure and promote human rights in Vietnam as well as for the process on building and completing the human right mechanism in the region.

The two-day workshop drew the participation of officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Public Security, Justice, Home Affairs, Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, and Information and Communications, the UNDP, and experts from domestic and foreign research agencies on human rights.-VNA