Vietnam Shares Experience in Poverty Reduction, Crisis Settlement at UN Session
Addressing a session on Covid recovery and eradicating poverty, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, stressed that post-pandemic recovery was unequal across the world, cited VNS.
The process of implementing sustainable development goals (SDG) in 2030 had been interrupted, especially in poverty reduction, he noted.
The ambassador underlined that sustainable poverty reduction could only be reached if threats in food security were settled alongside legal frameworks and policies focused on easing reduction and inequality as well as ensuring livelihoods.
Ambassador Quy held that in order to ensure food security, which is an important foundation for poverty reduction, countries should strengthen investment in science, technology and renovation in the agricultural sector to increase its productivity, resilience and sustainability.
Vietnam is willing to engage in UN cooperation frameworks and hopes to become a food innovation centre of the region, he said, highlighting comprehensive measures and achievements of Vietnam in poverty reduction and food security protection. Vietnam commits to fully realizing SDGs for a sustainable future for all people, he affirmed.
Measures proposed by Vietnam at the session focus on dealing with the root cause of poverty and inequality, including strengthening education and training and job creation, and improving the connectivity among social welfare policies and agriculture. The international should increase multilateral cooperation and optimize resources for comprehensive recovery and settle debt crisis, said the Vietnamese representative, reported VNA.
|Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN. Photo: VNA
At the session, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that post-pandemic recovery is a chance for countries to build and develop long-term policy frameworks to achieve SDGs.
Meanwhile, Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly, stressed the need to draw lessons for post-pandemic period, calling for the integration of SDGs into the plans of reconstruction for better, and proposed a number of measures in the work.
Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council, said that developing countries, especially those in Africa, is being left behind with slow economic growth and poor access to vaccines and financial resources for their recovery, according to VNA.
Participants shared their experiences and initiatives on social policies to minimize impacts of the pandemic, especially to poverty reduction and the settlement of food security challenges.
Vietnam willing to promote cooperation with UN on peacekeeping
Vietnam is ready to enhance cooperation with the United Nations on peacekeeping missions, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations Nguyen Phuong Tra has said.
Speaking at an annual meeting of the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, known as C-34, held on Monday, Tra said Vietnam paid great attention to the participation in peacekeeping missions, especially ensuring the safety and security of peacekeepers as well as securing resources and enhancing the role of regional organizations such as ASEAN.
The diplomat also said the country was one of the four training centers for peacekeepers in Southeast Asia and stood ready to enhance collaboration.
At the meeting, attended by President of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions of the Department for Peace Operations Alexandre Zouev, and representatives of nearly 60 countries, participants discussed the safety and security of peacekeepers, greater participation of women in peace processes, and securing finance for peacekeeping operations, cited VNS.
They also highlighted the role of the committee, with some suggesting that the application of technology should be enhanced in peacekeeping operations along with cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations in resolving the root causes of conflicts.
The two officials said the C-34 would push the Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) Plus plan in 2021-2023 in seven priority areas.
C-34 is a specialized committee of the UN General Assembly, which holds meetings in February and March every year to consult and compile reports on issues related to peacekeeping to submit to the UN General Assembly.
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