Vietnam and the United Nations will focus on poverty reduction, sustainable development with resilience to climate change and improved national governance and people’s access to justice and fairness, in the next five years.
In a meeting with Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (Source: VNA)
During a press conference in Hanoi on September 1, Assistance Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Haoliang Xu said he met Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and held working sessions with several leaders of ministries and agencies during the visit.
According to him, both sides discussed Vietnam’s socio-economic development plan, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as response to climate change and El Nino impacts.
Haoliang said multi-dimensional poverty reduction will not only help improve people’s income but also enhance their access to education, health care, and fair justice services.
The UN wants to work with Vietnam in energy and environment, he said, adding that the UNDP treasures collaboration with Vietnam and will provide Vietnam with more added value apart from financial aid in the future.
On the occasion, he also spoke of issues regarding the shift from a low-income country to the one with middle-income status, environment challenges and joint work on sustainable development./.