According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent, at 11:45 a.m on
October 11 (22:45 on the same day Vietnam Time), Vietnam was elected to the
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 tenure at the
77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Vietnamese delegation at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New
The 14 new members of the Human Rights Council will
serve a three-year term, beginning in January 2023.
The election result shows that Vietnam’s active participation
in the UNHRC’s activities and its strong commitment and efforts in promoting
and protecting human rights have won the acknowledgement, trust and
appreciation of the international community.
With its seat in the UNHRC, Vietnam will have opportunities
to contribute to promoting all human rights on the basis of impartiality,
cooperation and dialogue.
The country will have a stronger voice in key issues
of the UN as well as the international community, such as the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development, response to climate change, immigration, protection
and promotion of the rights of women, children, people with disability,
minorities, migrants, and especially humanitarian crises or armed conflicts in
This is the second
time Vietnam has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. In
2013, it was elected to the UN body for the first time for the 2014-2016 term
with 184 out of 192 votes, the highest among the 14 members of the body.