The Ministry of Planning and Investment with the support of German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH held a kick-off workshop on the development of Vietnam’s voluntary national review (VNR) 2023 in International 5 Star Hotel Media Hanoi. The workshop was attended by a large number of audience from central ministries/sectors, national and international agencies, embassies, United Nations organizations in Vietnam, some provinces, press agencies and a number of experts.
In her opening speech, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment H.E. Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc affirmed that sustainable development goals (SDGs) have become cross-cutting ones in national and sectoral strategies and policies, with the “Leave no one behind” principle always emphasized in Vietnam’s policies.
Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Dennis Quennet, Director of the GIZ Macroeconomic Reforms/Green Growth Program in Vietnam and Ms. Pauline Fatima Tamesis, the UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam affirmed to accompany and support Vietnam in the VNR 2023 process.
The workshop featured the discussion and comments via online television from Cambodia by Ms. Caitlin Porter, VNR Senior Advisor, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia – Pacific region. and from Germany by Dr. Anita Breuer, Senior Research Officer, German Institute for Development and Sustainability (IDOS).
Participants from central ministries/sectors, national and international agencies affirmed that they would accompany the Ministry of Planning and Investment during the VNR implementation, and highly appreciated the Ministry’s efforts in creating opportunities for all stakeholders to make contributions and raise their voices in the VNR process and considered that Vietnam’s VNR 2023 is an important basis for the parties to navigates and accelerate their actions towards the accomplishment of the SDGs by 2030.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaLzP7A8iaw