Approving the Scheme for communicating human rights in Vietnam for the period of 2023 – 2028

Government approved the Scheme for communicating human rights in Vietnam
The scheme’s main objectives are to communicate human rights to create a shift in awareness and understanding of society regarding human rights; adequately communicate to allow the general public in and out of Vietnam and international friends to understand principles, policies, efforts, and results attained during human rights protection and promotion in Vietnam; improve Vietnam’s credibility in the field of human rights in Vietnam, in the region, and worldwide.
Specific objectives until 2028 are:
- 100% state authorities making statements and providing information for the press on a regular basis regarding human rights adhere to the laws to promptly communicate implementation and implementation results of human rights activities and match efforts and achievements in ensuring human rights of the authorities and of the entire country as a whole.
- 100% officials engaging in human rights activities, 100% officials managing information, media, 100% personnel engaging in foreign affair communication of press agencies, 70% key officials of central and provincial socio-political organizations receive update on circumstances of human rights activities in Vietnam and receive training for media knowledge and skills regarding human rights.
- Organize galleries and exhibits for images and documents regarding human rights in Vietnam in Vietnamese and foreign languages in 63 provinces and cities and strategic locations in foreign countries.
- Compose, publish, and reprint 1.000 titles regarding human rights; diversify forms of mass media, increase the proportion of media products in ethnic minority languages, foreign languages, and media products on digital platforms to around 15% to 20% of total media products regarding human rights.
- 100% data sources and media products of the Scheme are digitalized, connected, shared, and popularized on cyberspace. Cut down false, incorrect information, misinformation violating human rights on cyberspace to less than 10% of total information on human rights in Vietnam; discover and deal with 90% false information and misinformation violating human rights on cyberspace.
- Regarding diplomacy: fulfill international recommendations regarding increasing media and raising awareness about human rights approved by the Vietnamese Government, including advise No. 64, 67, and 86 following Universal periodic review (UPR) method of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The scheme aimed to get Media targets as:
- Officials engaging in human rights, communication, foreign affair information, mobilization of central and local general public in Vietnam and Vietnam’s representative missions in foreign countries.
- Classes of people, religious communities, ethnic groups, especially intelligentsia, religious officials, reputable persons in ethnic minority communities, youths, students, learners, reputable and influential persons on the internet.
- Press and media in Vietnam and around the world.
- Overseas Vietnamese; Vietnamese students, learners, and researchers currently studying abroad.
- Foreign affair representative missions of other countries, representative offices of international organizations, regional organizations and international press, media companies in Vietnam, foreign NGOs operating in Vietnam, foreign-invested enterprises, and foreign communities in Vietnam.
- Reputable politicians, socio-political organizations, civil organizations of countries, international organizations, regional organizations, and NGOs in the field of human rights, especially organizations that are friendly towards Vietnam.
The Scope of the Scheme will be
- In Vietnam: across 63 provinces and cities.
- In other countries: choose and organize communication directly and online towards locations packed with overseas Vietnamese; locations prioritized for diplomacy relationship development by the Communist Party and the Government; head offices of international human rights agencies such as: New York (United States), Geneva (Switzerland), Bangkok (Thailand), etc.
The main contents of the scheme are
International regulations on human rights, which pay special attention to the 7 primary International treaties on human rights to which Vietnam is a signatory, including: (1) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; (2) International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; (3) Convention of the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women; (4) International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; (5) Convention on the Rights of the Child; (6) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; (7) Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or other Degrading Treatment of Punishment; international experiences regarding human rights assurance and promotion.
Regulations of Communist Party and laws of Vietnamese Government regarding human rights; results of localizing and implementing international commitments regarding human rights, bilateral and multilateral international commitments to which Vietnam is a signatory or is about to be a signatory.
Situation, efforts, and achievements in ensuring human rights in various fields, including poverty and hunger reduction, caring for people’s lives and vulnerable individuals; positive assessment and acknowledgement of international media regarding human rights assurance and development in Vietnam. Positive information highlighting moral value, lifestyle, unity, nationalism, and patriotism.
Expenditure on implementing the Scheme shall be guaranteed by the state budget, donations of press agencies, publishing agencies, scientific research organizations participating in implementation of the Scheme, donations of domestic and international organizations and individuals as per the law and other legal funding sources.
On an annual basis, based on tasks set forth under the Scheme, ministries, central and local departments shall develop plans, estimate implementation expenditure, Integrate in annual budget estimates of ministries, central and local departments and request competent authorities to decide based on applicable regulations on state budget decentralization.
The management and use of state budgets shall conform to regulations on bidding and relevant law provisions.