Vietnam – Socio-economic Policies Must Ensure People’s Basic Rights

GENEVA, March 8 (Bernama) — Socio-economic policies need to ensure all basic rights for the people and pay appropriate attention to vulnerable groups, said a Vietnamese representative at the ongoing 25th session of United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Addressing the session on Thursday which focused on discussing the High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on human rights situation in 2013, Head of the Foreign Ministry's Department for International Organisations Hoang Chi Trung acknowledged positive achievements mentioned in the report, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
He noted that the world is facing many difficulties and challenges in ensuring people's rights and freedom.
Ensuring and promoting human rights is first of all a duty of each nation, he said, adding that international cooperation, however, contribute effectively to this work.
The Vietnamese representative also praised efforts by the international community, human rights mechanisms of the UN, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the High Commissioner in fostering dialogues and cooperation in this field, including the Universal Periodical Review (UPR).