Speaking at a workshop in Hanoi on November 10, Phuong stressed the need to collect opinions and suggestions to the draft national action plan for the implementation of the agenda.
Vietnam has realised the agenda through Resolutions approved by the National Assembly and instruction documents of the Government, he noted.
The workshop served as a forum for relevant agencies to give opinions to the draft national action plan, which proposed a list of sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as measures and specific actions of the Government to reach the targets by 2030.
UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director in Vietnam Louise Chamberlain praised the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI)’s move to mobilise contributions of relevant parties, especially the private sector and civil social organisations, to building the draft plan.
The implementation of the agenda requires a change in the role and operation mode of Governments, she stressed, adding that governments need to create favourable conditions for the people, enterprises and civil social organisation to join the process.
The action plan should point out priorities for vulnerable groups, while clarifying the coordination and participation mechanism among involved parties as well as the importance of data concerning the agenda implementation.
The national action plan was outlined basing on reviewing existing policies, strategies and development plans of Vietnam, with comparison with 17 global SDGs and 169 specific targets.
The building of the plan was carried out from July-September this year, with the participation of ministries, sectors, agencies, UN organisations, Vietnam’s development partners and domestic and international organisations.
The MoPI is working to finalise the draft plan for submitting to the Prime Minister for approval. The draft plan is hoped to help Vietnam have right orientations to achieve the SDGs by 2030, and define the responsibility and coordination among relevant parties.
It will also serve as a legal foundation for Vietnam to perform its commitments with the international community, responsibly contributing to the sustainable development-related global efforts.