The event drew the participation of Politburo member, Standing Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong; member of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam; PCC member, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
More than 700 delegates representing the Party agencies, the Government, ministries, sectors, localities, associations, businesses, embassies, international organizations and research institutes were also in attendance.
Speaking at the conference, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam stressed that Vietnam has tried its best to fulfill the millennium goals, and attained the achievements appreciated by the international community.
The country has also shown its strong commitment to carry out the set goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, he added, noting that the Government has issued the National Action Plan on Sustainable Development with 115 targets integrated into all guidelines, policies and action plans.
He stressed that it will be difficult to achieve the 2030 Agenda goals without the efforts and determination of the Government, all levels, sectors, the business community and all of the society.
Addressing the event, NA Standing Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said that 2019 is the year to evaluate the outcomes of sustainable development goals (SDGs) implementation in Vietnam over the past five years as well as to work out missions and measures for the next period.
She called on effort as well as determination of the Government to fulfill all SDGs for the development of the country, and happiness of people.
At the conference, delegates listened to a report on the SDGs integrated into the Socio-Economic Development Strategy 2021-30 while discussing research and experience in sustainable development, including technological breakthroughs, Vietnamese human resource training and improvement of the competitiveness of private economic sector.
Delegates at the event.
Making conclusion at the conference, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that sustainable development is both an urgent need and an inevitable trend of social development.
During the 30-year innovation, Vietnam has taken various measures to promote sustainable development, and made great gains, he said.
Noting that the outcomes have still disproportional with the country’s potentials and advantages, the PM encouraged the Party, people and political system to join hands to implement the task.
Phuc recalled his speech at the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) conference held in Denmark in October, 2018.
Accordingly, the PM has pledged that Vietnam would join hands with P4G partner countries to reach the SDGs by 2030, and foster public-private partnership (PPP) projects in green growth, saving energy, agriculture water resources and smart city development, among others for the SDGs.
Vietnam will take strong action to promote sustainable development, investing more in the workforce and advanced technologies, moving towards digital Government and digital society, PM Phuc said.
He emphasized that the globalization and technological trend will change thinking, however, he noted that Vietnam will preserve its cultural values and make changes while promote sustainable development.
He also assigned ministries and sectors, basing on the National Action Program and the roadmap on carrying out the SDGs, to elaborate and release concrete action plans in each sector.