Gender equality had been mainstreamed in every national development program and strategy, President Truong Tan Sang said at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in New York as part of his activities at the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit on September 25-27.
He made the statement when highlighting Vietnam’s achievements in building laws, institutions and national strategies on gender equality.
President Truong Tan Sang talks at the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in New York__Photo: Nguyen Khang/VNA
The President affirmed the country’s commitment to narrowing the gender gap across all sectors, while improving access of women to health care, education and employment, especially those in disadvantaged areas.
Vietnam would make efforts to gradually eliminate all forms of violence against women, Sang stressed, stating the country would work with the UN and international community in guaranteeing equality for women worldwide.
Earlier on September 25, the Summit adopted the document “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” with its 17 goals and 169 targets.
The 2030 Agenda presents a new strategic vision that reflects the aspiration of humanity to live in a world of peace and prosperity, Sang said, adding that it creates a framework for all nations to collectively respond to common challenges in economic, social and environmental pillars.
The State leader affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to doing its best for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
He expressed his hope that the 2030 Agenda will be implemented for the interests of all peoples worldwide, for a safer and better life for the children of today and tomorrow.- (VNS/VLLF)