Vietnam calls for UN’s poverty reduction support

A United Nations’  meeting (Source: UN)
New York (VNA) – Vietnam has called on the
United Nations to assist the country in poverty reduction via resources supply,
policy consultation and offering linkage with international financial

A representative of the Vietnamese Mission to the UN made
the call at the meeting of the UN General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee
(Second Committee) held last week.

The Vietnamese side highlighted achievements and challenges
in poverty reduction, including economic restructuring, seeking sustainable
development models, mitigating impacts of climate change, and dealing with
social inequality, especially vulnerable groups such as ethnic minorities and
those living in remote and mountainous areas.

Participants shared the view that poverty elimination is the
most inclusive and decisive goal among other Sustainable Development Goals.

They underscored the need to devise a proper development
strategy on economic-social-environment pillars, as well as design social
policies to ensure welfare, provide basic public services and promote gender

They called attention to strengthening developed countries’ resources
support to developing ones via technological transfer.-VNA

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