Vietnam has called for drastic measures to be implemented worldwide to eliminate extreme poverty and ensure human rights for every individual.

Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations in Geneva, made the statement at the UN’s dialogue on extreme poverty and promoting human rights, including ensuring basic human rights in the fight against terrorism, on June 22.

Ambassador Thanh highlighted Vietnam’s efforts to implement the national target programme on poverty reduction, making contributions to ensuring equality among different regions and social classes.

Regarding the fight against terrorism, the Ambassador condemned terrorism activities of any kind and motive, stressing that terrorists must be punished for violations of human rights.

At the dialogue, Philip Alston, a UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, focused on the cause-effect relationship between poverty and inequality in economics, politics and culture.

He recommended the UN Human Rights Council seek practical solutions to inequality worldwide.

Meanwhile, UN Special Rapporteur on promoting and protecting human rights Ben Emmerson analysed human rights infringements in Iraq and Syria caused by Islamic State activities (IS) while underscoring that countries need to scrutinise individuals involved in terrorism activities.-VNA