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UN Representative urges Vietnam to promote role in UN HR Council

Hanoi, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations special spokesman on the right to development, Surya Deva, urged Vietnam to promote its role in the UN Human Rights Council during the 2023–2025 period.

During his stay in Vietnam, Deva will meet with central organizations, socio-political groups, popular entities and companies, and will visit some locations and projects to learn about the country’s achievements, challenges, priorities, and demands for cooperation related to the right to development.

During his talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet, the visitor explained that the priorities of his mandate will be to promote international cooperation in favor of sustainable and inclusive development and improve people’s participation in the development, implementation, and supervision of development policies. He also stated that he will maintain a general, balanced, and transparent approach in his management.

Hung Viet in turn, praised the fact that for his first visit after being appointed to the position, Deva chose Vietnam, where –in his words- human beings are a key actor and driving force in the development process.

This can be seen in the enormous achievements of the Doi Moi (renewal process) in socio-economic development, international integration, the improvement of the lives of residents in all aspects, and the recognition of the international community, he noted.

Vietnam, said the Minister, attaches high priority to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, as it dedicates great efforts in reducing poverty, responding to climate change, reducing total emissions to zero by 2050, protecting the environment, and constructing a green and circular economy.

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