The capital city of Hanoi is leading the country in terms of rural development and is setting an example for the nation with 294 out of 386 communes meeting or exceeding the Government’s new rural development standards.
Poverty eradication and development gaps narrowing are always top priorities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The launching ceremony of the week in response to World Savings Day 2016 took place on October 30 in Hanoi.
The 2016 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Youth Week in conjunction with the Model ASEM, themed “Stronger actions to address the zero hunger challenge”, wrapped up in Hanoi on April 7.
Poverty eradication, which is identified as an overarching goal of the 2030 Agenda, remains the greatest global development challenge, said Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN.