Vietnam positioned well to deliver and protect human rights hinh anh 1A Vietnamese delegation attends a session to vote for the membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at the UN Headquarters in New York, the US (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - With a consistent stance on ensuring human rights, Vietnam has stood up to all misrepresentations by hostile forces and participated well in service of global human rights for all citizens.

After years of efforts to ensure human rights, Vietnam resisted all distorting claims of hostile forces; maintaining political security, social order and safety, and preventing security and order "hot spots", thus delivering and protecting human rights for all citizens.

At a recent training conference on human rights held by the standing office of the Government's Steering Committee for Human Rights in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications Dinh Tien Dung affirmed the Party and State are always ready to exchange and hold open dialogues with international agencies and organisations on human rights. They would do this in a constructive spirit in order to enhance mutual understanding, so international agencies and organisations can have fair, transparent and objective assessments of the human rights situation in the country.

Tran Chi Mai, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department under the Government's Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs said in recent times, ethnic minority people's faith in the leadership of the Party and State has been constantly strengthened.

The consistent policy of the Vietnamese State is to ensure that ethnic groups in the Vietnamese community are equal, united, respectful and supportive of each other to grow together, and ethnic minorities enjoy all legitimate human rights.

The social consensus has been raised, and the great national unity bloc has been built more firmly, helping the country have enough "resistance" to all distorting claims of the hostile forces, contributing to maintaining political security and social order and safety.

The “All people protect national security” movement has been deployed extensively, without the occurrence of security and order "hot spots".

A survey conducted by the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs shows that the socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas has recorded significant development in recent years.

Localities in these areas have witnessed high economic growth, with developed infrastructure. This has helped to create favourable conditions for people to access public services. Potential and advantages of each region have been tapped effectively, contributing to raising locals’ income.

Special attention has been paid to developing education and training, vocational training and health care for ethnic minorities, contributing to raising locals’ education level and the quality of human resources.

Vietnam positioned well to deliver and protect human rights hinh anh 2The multidimensional poverty rate in Vietnam decreased to less than 3% in 2020 from 9.88% in 2015 (Photo: VietnamPlus)

Dung said in recent years, Vietnam has always made efforts and achieved positive results in protecting human rights.

According to a report delivered at the 13th National Congress of the Party, the multidimensional poverty rate in Vietnam decreased from 9.88% at the end of 2015 to less than 3% in 2020. Vietnam has completed the goal of universal pre-school education for 5-year-old children. In Vietnam, there is no terrorism, and people can live and work in a safe, secure and stable environment.

Vietnam was ranked 77th, up two places from 2021, in the World Happiness Report 2022 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Vietnam is striving to better ensure the basic rights of the people, towards building a strong country, wealthy people, and a democratic, fair and civilised society. It has also actively prevented plots and tricks to take advantage of the issue of "democracy and human rights" to sabotage the Vietnamese revolution, Dung said.

Recently, the Washington Times has published an article in which it supports Vietnam's candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 term.

The increasing prestige of Vietnam in the international arena will be the foundation for its deeper international integration in the future, Mai said./.