Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam Dam hosted a reception for Steiner when the UNDP official has been on a visit to Vietnam to attend the 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly (GEF-6) held in Da Nang on June 27 and 28. Dam and Steiner exchanged views on the current major priorities of Vietnam, the UNDP and the UN in general. The two officials agreed on the need to further deepen the cooperation between Vietnam and the UNDP and to focus all necessary resources to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda. The Deputy PM updated his guest on the National Action Plan on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted by the Government of Vietnam last year, featuring 115 specific goals. He also mentioned Vietnam’s efforts to boost economic growth in tandem with the advancement of social equality and environmental protection. Dam discussed with the UNDP administrator about challenges faced by Vietnam in coping with climate change, ensuring sustainable development and narrowing the development gap among residential communities, expecting that the UN and the UNDP will continue backing and cooperating with Vietnam in the era of Industry 4.0. Steiner, for his part, congratulated Vietnam on the impressive socio-economic… Read full this story
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