Vietnam, United Nations sign one strategic plan for 2017-2021

The Vietnamese Government and the United Nations signed ​the One Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 on July 5 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Government and the
United Nations (UN) signed a One Strategic Plan (OSP) for the 2017-2021 period
in Hanoi on July 5.

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi
Dung, assigned by the Vietnamese Prime Minister, and UN Resident Coordinator in
Vietnam Kamal Malhotra, on behalf of the UN, inked the OSP between the
Vietnamese Government and the 18 UN agencies of FAO, ILO, IOM, ITC, IAEA,
UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC,
UNV, UN Women, and WHO.

Minister Dung said the OSP was signed and
implemented when Vietnam began to carry out its National Action Plan to
implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Along with other development partners, the UN
plays an important role in supporting Vietnam’s development, integration and
engagement in the common development of the world through providing advice and
policy support for the Vietnamese Government, sharing the country’s experience
with other developing nations, and introducing specialised experience in
ensuring an economy with green and sustainable growth, he noted.

UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra said through
the new OSP 2017-2021, the UN will continue to build on its comparative
advantages in providing Vietnam with integrated solutions to tackle complex
multidimensional development challenges by drawing on collective regional and
global knowledge, supporting a normative voice on human rights, prioritising
equity and citizen-centered reforms, and strengthening South-South cooperation.

The OSP 2017-2021 is based on the three
principles of inclusion, equity and sustainability. It is aligned with the
country’s socio-economic development strategy for 2011-2020, socio-economic
development plan for 2016-2020, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
as well as the international human rights commitments of Vietnam.

With an estimated budget of 423 million USD, the
OSP 2017-2021 prioritises four focal areas shaped on the basis of the key
themes of the SDGs (people, planet, prosperity and peace).

The OSP 2017-2021 continues to develop the
foundation for expanding partnerships among the UN, the Government, private
partners, development partners, and legally established non-governmental
organisations and groups.-VNA



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