The 30th meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was held in Hanoi from February 18-21 under the chair of Ambassador Nguyen Thai Yen Huong, Vietnam’s AICHR representative and Chair of AICHR 2020.
|The 30th meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
It was the first activity during Vietnam’s tenure as Chair of AICHR 2020 in order to review the progress of AICHR’s priority programmes and reports on rights regarding education, environment, women, children and people with disabilities in tandem with priorities in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
The meeting also discussed the building of a working plan for the 2021-2025 period and AICHR’s priority programmes for 2021, measures to improve working efficiency of AICHR and its relations with partners towards accelerating the promotion and protection of human rights in the region.
In its role as AICHR Chair, Vietnam actively and proactively promote important agenda to promote and protect human rights in line with AICRH’s terms of reference and ASEAN Charter.
Vietnam also continued upholding the spirit of solidarity, responsibility and cooperation among ASEAN member states as a contribution to building a cohesive and responsive ASEAN in line with theme of ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020.
ASEAN member states voiced their support for and were appreciative of Vietnam's chairmanship role and its organization and administration, while pledging to work closely with the Southeast Asian nation in order to complete important tasks of AICHR in 2020.
The next meeting of AICHR is set to take place in April at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia.VNA