Vietnam Affirms Digital Equity, Poverty Reduction Efforts with UNHRC

Deputy Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Cung Duc Han affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to equitable access to digital technology and poverty reduction during the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 4, state media reported.

At the dialogue session with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, Mr. Han spotlighted Vietnam’s National Digital Transformation Program, which aims to bridge the digital divide by expanding internet access to rural areas, improving digital skills, and supporting vulnerable groups.

He also reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to human rights amid the digital revolution, focusing on the rapid development of the internet and artificial intelligence (AI). The diplomat also called for increased cooperation between nations and international organizations, and the establishment of global standards for sustainable development based on emerging technologies.

In a session with the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Mr. Han called for global collaboration to address recurrent poverty exacerbated by conflicts and climate change.

He also highlighted Vietnam’s achievement of being one of 25 nations to halve the Multidimensional Poverty Index in 15 years.

(Tin Tuc, QDND, Vietnam Plus)