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Vietnam, UN sign strategic plan for 2017-2021

Bao Uyen
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Vietnam, UN sign strategic plan for 2017-2021

Bao Uyen

One Strategic Plan (OSP) was signed between Vietnam and 18 UN agencies for the 2017-2021 period on July 5.

The signing ceremony took place in Hanoi with the attendance of stakeholders including representatives from ministries and agencies, the UN, development partners and other organizations.

The signing of the OSP 2017-2021, the new key programmatic and strategic framework for delivering UN support to the Government, coincides with the 40th anniversary of the UN - Vietnam partnership.

It highlights the strong commitment of the UN and the Vietnamese Government to the National Action Plan for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

The OSP 2017-2021 is built on the three principles of inclusion, equity and sustainability, and is well aligned with Vietnam’s Socio-Economic Development Strategy 2011-2020, its Socio-Economic Development Plan 2016-2020, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as Vietnam’s international human rights commitments.

With an estimated budget of US$423 million, the OSP 2017-2021 prioritizes four focus areas, shaped by the central themes of the SDGs (People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace), emphasizing nine related outcomes.

The OSP 2017-2021 advances common ground for the expansion of partnerships between the UN, the Government, private sector actors, development partners and legally established non-state organizations and groups.

While recognizing Vietnam’s significant economic growth and remarkable poverty reduction, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, said, “The OSP is signed and implemented when Vietnam starts to implement the National Action Plan for implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Vietnam will apply synchronous measures for curbing the inflation, stabilizing the macro economy and ensuring the social security. At the same time, the Government will implement drastic and effective solutions to restructure the economy in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. The Government has been doing its best to improve the institutional and policy framework in order to mobilize the resources from all economic sectors for the country’s growth”.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra affirmed that “Through the new OSP 2017-2021, the UN will continue to build on its comparative advantages in providing Vietnam with integrated solutions to complex multidimensional development challenges by drawing on collective regional and global knowledge; supporting a normative voice on human rights, prioritizing equity and citizen-centered reforms; and strengthening South-South cooperation”.

The UN that signed the OSP are FAO, ILO, IOM, ITC, IAEA, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNV, UN Women and WHO.

 

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