Countries see Vietnam as model in implementing SDGs: UN official

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN (R) and UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis (Photo: VNA)Many countries consider Vietnam as a model in implementing sustainable development goals ( SDGs ) and promoting the reform of the UN development system, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis has stated.In a meeting with Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, in New York on November 16, Tamesis expressed the desire to continue seeking resources to support Vietnam in promoting education and training development and expanding to new areas such as big data and strategic forecasting, towards helping Vietnam reap more achievements in sustainable development.According to the UN official, the UN Secretary-General has assessed Vietnam as one of the emerging economies with potential and resources, and emphasised the need for the UN to continue implementing more effective measures to support Vietnam in implementing socio-economic development strategies.Ambassador Giang spoke highly of efforts by the resident coordinator and UN agencies in Vietnam in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, affirming that Vietnam will continue to support the reform of the UN development system , including ensuring sustainable finance and effective operation for the resident coordinator system.The diplomat said he hopes that the UN will continue to assist Vietnam in seeking resources and share knowledge and experience with the country in its efforts to achieve sustainable development goals, international commitments on climate action, digital transformation, and energy transition.Previously, during the global meeting of Resident Coordinators on November 15, Tamesis delivered a presentation on Vietnam’s achievements and efforts in implementing sustainable development goals, as well as the support of UN agencies for Vietnam's endeavours in developing human resources, ensuring social security, and promoting post-pandemic recovery.Ambassador Giang highly valued the role of UN agencies in general and the Resident Coordinator in particular in coordinating with and supporting Vietnam in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.He suggested the two sides continue effectively implementing the Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation 2022 – 2026, intensifying collaboration in new areas such as green transformation, energy transition, and digitisation, with a focus on inclusive social policies so that no one is left behind./.

November 17, 2023 20:33 UTC

President’s attendance shows Vietnam’s support for APEC process: ambassador

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung (Photo: VNA)Officials at the 33rd APEC Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2022 (Photo: VNA)– President Vo Van Thuong ’s attendance in the coming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week in the US this year demonstrates Vietnam’s support for multilateralism in general and the APEC process in particular, said Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung.President Thuong and his spouse will lead a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2023 and bilateral activities in San Francisco from November 14 to 17.In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency ahead of the trip, Dung said Vietnam, a highly active member of the forum, has served as Chair and host of APEC economic leaders’ weeks twice. It has made a number of contributions and proposed many initiatives to promote the APEC process, and its engagement has also reflected its support for the forum’s principles and processes.Vietnam is ready to coordinate with other member economies to help this process develop even more, ensure sustainable economic development, and generate new opportunities and advantages, especially the conditions to address existing difficulties, problems, uncertainties, and challenges posed by the highly complicated world situation, he noted.The diplomat added that the country’s participation in this year’s APEC event in the US is also a chance for it to step up bilateral relations with the North American country after the two sides elevated their ties to the comprehensive strategic partnership.On this occasion, President Thuong and the Vietnamese delegation will take part in many activities in San Francisco, including meetings with local officials, scholars, and businesses to implement the agreements reached when the new partnership was formed, according to the diplomat.Dung noted that APEC is a regional economic forum gathering 21 member economies, including the world’s biggest.Amid numerous uncertainties and challenges in the world situation, this time’s APEC event will be an occasion for leaders of the 21 member economies to discuss these challenges and solutions, the policy coordination among them, how to secure the fastest possible economic recovery, and how to ensure healthy and strong economic development in the coming time.The theme of this year’s APEC is “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All”. With the focuses on connectivity, innovation and inclusiveness, leaders will look into many issues of global economies’ concern, including the maintenance of sustainable supply chains, digital transformation, digital trade, energy transition, climate change fight, and green economy, he went on.One of the purposes of APEC 2023 is to mark the 30 years since the first APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting took place in Blake Island at the invitation of then US President Bill Clinton. The US’s third hosting of the meeting shows this country’s commitment to regional economic development as well as its sense of responsibility towards the global economy, Ambassador Dung remarked./.

November 13, 2023 15:26 UTC

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