UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis and representatives of countries have commended Vietnam’s performance in materializing sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as its government’s leadership in this regard.
Vietnam is a success story in coordination between a country and the UN, they shared the view at a dialogue between countries and UN resident coordinators and the UN Country Team (UNCT) in New York on May 24. The dialogue took place within the framework of a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, speaks at the event__Photo: VNA
Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, highlighted Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development, and the implementation of the SDGs.
He also lauded contributions of UN resident coordinators and agencies in Vietnam in terms of policy recommendations and resources mobilization, and in promoting dialogues with relevant sides during the roll-out of programs and policies on sustainable development.
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, highlights Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development, and the implementation of the SDGs__Photo: VNA
Giang stressed that governments take the main responsibility in the realization of the SDGs, and that people should be put at the center of all policies, programs and targets.
The ambassador proposed UN agencies, especially resident coordinators, step up coordination activities, to help countries raise their competitiveness, and establish new partnerships to facilitate the SDGs implementation.
He also suggested sufficient, sustainable and stable financing for UN agencies and resident coordinators to fulfill their functions.- (VNA/VLLF)