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|Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai (Photo: Lao Dong)|
Speaking at the 46th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai spoke highly of the Vietnamese government’s policies, efforts, achievements in promoting cultural rights, food rights, and human rights, including the rights of children, people with disabilities. Mai is the head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organizations in Geneva.
Mai said the Vietnamese government’s effective policies and its international commitments in human rights are well reflected by its success in COVID-19 containment and high economic growth. She also put emphasis on Vietnam’s consistent implementation and outstanding achievements in ensuring food rights, cultural rights, and human rights for children and people with disabilities. The efforts have greatly encouraged people’s spirit during unpreceded COVID-19 time, improved the pandemic prevention and control outcome.
On top of that, Vietnam has successfully hosted the annual Disability Sports Tournament 2020, actively prepared for the Southeast Asian Games for People with Disabilities (ASEAN Para Games).
The Vietnamese delegation also called on countries and the Human Rights Councils to strengthen cooperation and dialogue to promote real human rights in practice, instead of bringing out criticism based on unverified information.
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