| | | Prime Minister Nguyá» n XuÃ¢n PhÃºc (r) receives UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra in HÃ Ná»i on Wednesday.â VNA/VNS Photo Thá»ng Nháº¥t |
HÃ Ná»I â Prime Minister Nguyá» n XuÃ¢n PhÃºc held a meeting with chief representatives of United Nations agencies in Viá»t Nam in HÃ Ná»i on Wednesday.
PhÃºc said that Viá»t Nam attached importance to its relations with the UN. He recalled his attendance at the High-Level General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September, adding that he was impressed by a speech by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres which highlighted preventive diplomacy, conflict control, climate change response and gender equality.
UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra described Viá»t Nam as one of the leading countries in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
To implement sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, he emphasised the need for the UN and Vietnam to hold a high-level forum to reach a consensus on financial sources.
Representatives of UN agencies in Viá»t Nam congratulated the country on its socio-economic development achievements, and showed their support for the countryâs efforts to respond to climate change, intensify economic reform, and boost the development of the private sector.
They vowed to co-operate with Viá»t Nam in socio-culture and child care, while appreciating and backing the countryâs commitments to environmental protection.
Viá»t Nam would maintain its active and responsible contributions to the UNâs work in peace, development and human rights, the Government leader said.
He spoke highly of the support afforded by UN agencies, which he said had brought practical benefits to Viá»t Nam.
He suggested both sides maintain co-ordination to successfully carry out the SDGs, global commitments and agreements to address challenges such as climate change adaptation and protection and sustainable use of water resources in the Mekong River basin.
He asked UNICEF help Viá»t Nam create laws and policies to protect children; the WHO to build a modern health system, and the ILO to ensure social equality. â VNS