Ambassador Duong Chi Dung (Source: VNA)

Geneva (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Chi Dung stressed the need for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to continue fostering constructive cooperation and dialogue when attending the UNHRC’s 39th session which closed in Geneva on September 28.

Dung, who is head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the UN, the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations in Geneva, participated in various discussion sessions on different matters.

At the 39th session, which opened on September 10, the UNHRC discussed common issues related to gender equality, rights of women, children, and people with disabilities, clean water and hygiene, the rights to development, and discrimination prevention.

Participants looked into the human rights situation in several nations such as Myanmar, Venezuela, Syria, South Sudan and Burundi, while exchanging views on measures to intensify technical assistance in ensuring and promoting human rights in Sudan, Yemen, Congo, Central Africa and Somalia.

A total of 24 resolutions were adopted at the session, of which 14 passed by consensus and the remaining by majority votes.

The Vietnamese delegation had contributed ideas to building many draft resolutions and co-sponsored the resolution on boosting technical cooperation and building capacity in the field of human rights.

The delegation also showed a positive and responsible attitude towards the UNHRC’s common works on the spirit of dialogue and cooperation.

The next session of the council is scheduled to take place in March 2019 in Geneva.-VNA