UN Special Rapporteur hails HCM City’s right to development activities

Saturday, 11/11/2023 11:15
Visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the right to development Surya Deva has commended activities implemented by Ho Chi Minh City in the field, particularly the methods and outcomes of its multidimensional poverty reduction programme.
Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan (L) and visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the right to development Surya Deva at their meeting in the city on November 10. (Photo: VNA)

He made his statement at a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan in the city on November 10.

Hoan told his guest that Vietnam in general, and the southern metropolis in particular, always respects, protects, and promotes human rights, placing people at the centre and considering them as the subject and driving force of the development process. HCM City aims for sustainable development, cares about gender development issues and the role of women in society, implements multidimensional poverty reduction policies, and respects and creates conditions for the development of religious freedom, ethnic minorities, and vulnerable communities, he affirmed.

Hoan emphasised that the city always links economic development with addressing social issues and protecting the environment, serving Vietnam's commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Deva informed his host on the purpose of his working visit to Vietnam and its various localities, which is to understand the outcomes, challenges, priorities, and cooperation needs of Vietnam in the field of the right to development.

He stated that the city’s effective practices form valuable lessons, contributing to promoting the experience sharing and mutual learning among localities worldwide in implementing related activities./.

CPV (Source: VNA)