Lunar New Year Greetings and Vietnam's Engagement at the UPR Pre-sessions

Lunar New Year Greetings and Vietnam's Engagement at the UPR Pre-sessions

Dear Readers,

As the Lunar New Year unfurls its vibrant colors and joyous celebrations across the world, The Vietnamese Magazine extends our warmest wishes for prosperity, health, and happiness to you and your loved ones. May the Year of the Dragon bring you strength, wisdom, and success in all your endeavors, and thank you for your support and solidarity with our publication. Our weekly News Briefing will resume its regular schedule on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.

In the spirit of renewal and progress that accompanies the Lunar New Year, we are pleased to share an important development that holds significance for Vietnam on the international stage. This week, the UPR (Universal Periodic Review) Pre-sessions 46, a series of bilateral meetings will take place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. This event is a crucial step in the UPR process, providing an opportunity for countries to discuss human rights issues and share best practices.

Vietnam's UPR pre-session is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2024 morning, setting the stage for open dialogue and collaboration. This prelude to the main UPR review, which is scheduled for May 7, 2024, is an essential part of the broader UPR cycle aimed at improving the human rights situation in each of the 193 United Nations Member States. During this week, different missions in Geneva will have the opportunity to question Vietnam on the challenges it faces with its human rights, engage with one another, and provide constructive feedback.

As we celebrate the Lunar New Year, let us also reflect on the importance of advocacy, dialogue, and action in promoting and protecting human rights. The UPR sessions symbolize a commitment to progress and mutual respect among nations, and Vietnam's participation should show its testament and dedication to these ideals.

We encourage our readers to stay informed and engaged with these developments, as they not only affect Vietnam's international standing but also reflect our collective aspirations for a world where dignity, freedom, and justice prevail.

Happy Lunar New Year! May this new beginning fill your heart with new hopes, your mind with new plans, and your life with new happiness.

Warm regards,

The Vietnamese Magazine Team

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