Addressing the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA)'s meeting on the culture of peace, Giang said that these efforts and actions originated from Vietnam's policy of always respecting the value of human life, its commitment to protecting people, and its consistent stance of upholding the U.N. Charter and international law.

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations

As a member state of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Vietnam has seriously implemented its national obligations under the convention and international commitments in this field, he said.

Vietnam's role as Chair of the U.N. Security Council's Working Group on International Courts in the 2020-2021 tenure, its support for the activities of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and its unanimous adoption of the UNGA Resolution on "International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime,” together with other countries, are some specific examples of the country’s stance and contribution over the past time, the diplomat stressed.

The ambassador also emphasized that as peace, stability and development are prerequisites for eradicating genocide from its root, strengthening dialogue, reconciliation and national unity in related countries should be a top priority

Vietnam believes that the UNGA is the most suitable forum to promote consensus and solidarity among countries in the fight against genocide and other serious crimes, added Giang.

Within the framework of this meeting, the UNGA passed a Resolution, sponsored by Germany and Rwanda, designating July 11 as the International Day of Reflection and Commemoration of the 1995 Genocide in Srebrenica of Bosnia vand Herzegovina.

Source: VNA