Vietnam called for a comprehensive approach to addressing challenges related to climate change, environment and biodiversity,
Le Thi Minh Thoa, Vietnam’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, suggested that ahead of upcoming relevant UN meetings, countries should work to ensure pragmatic progress in implementing international commitments.
During the discussion, countries highly appreciated the important role of the United Nations development system in promoting sustainable development and expressed concern that development activities had not received as much attention as other United Nations development activities.
To strengthen the role of the development system, countries call for securing funding for the UN development system, which can help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On the other hand, many argue that the United Nations development system must also improve the efficiency of the use of resources to respond to the needs, priorities and plans of each country.
In her address, Le Thi Minh Thoa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations,
In her speech, Le Thi Minh Thoa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, hailed the support of the UN development system over the past 45 years and highlighted the important role the development system plays in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and solving global challenges.
The Vietnamese representative pointed out that to intensify development activities, it is necessary to provide an adequate and stable budget in order to ensure a balance between regular and mobilized budgets.
She highlighted the need to strengthen partnerships with financial institutions, development partners and the private sector to achieve the SDGs.
Development partners should increase their contributions to the regular budget to ensure that United Nations development activities are neutral, voluntary, universal and multilateral.
Thoa expressed Vietnam’s support for the reform process of the UN development system to increase efficiency, coherence and better support for national efforts to meet each country’s needs, priorities and strategies.
The representative of Vietnam shared the UN Secretary-General’s assessment that UN agencies also need to strengthen their skills, expertise and institutions.
The representative of Vietnam shared the UN Secretary-General’s assessment that UN agencies also need to build skills, expertise and institutions to better support countries in their energy transition, food system and transformation. digital technology, eradication of poverty, promotion of social protection, education, health insurance and adaptation to climate change.
Regional cooperation should be strengthened to optimize expertise aimed at supporting UN coordinators and agencies at the national level, she added.