Vietnam has made substantial contributions to the 28th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which wrapped up in Geneva, Switzerland on March 27 with 34 resolutions and three Presidential Statements adopted.

During discussions spanning over March 2-27, Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Head of the Vietnamese Delegation to the UN, made constructive ideas to protect people’s rights with respect to the UN Charter, international law and reality, as well as each nation’s and each region’s specific characteristics regarding economics and culture.

He also emphasised the need for the Human Rights Council to speed up dialogue and cooperation as well as seeking balanced and proper solutions to dissimilarities.

At this session, Vietnam participated in developing five resolutions on economic, social and cultural rights, on an Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights of persons with albinism, on the right to food, on the right to work and on cultural and cultural diversity rights. The resolutions were adopted with consensus.

This time, the council also passed resolutions involving the situations in Syria, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, and Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.

The next session is scheduled for June.-VNA