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PM Dung welcomes UNDP Administrator

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has hailed the contributions and the role of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in promoting cooperation and development.

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has hailed the contributions and the role of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in promoting cooperation and development.



At a November 8 reception for UNDP Administrator Helen Clark who is also the Chair of Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG), PM Dung highlighted the assistance the UN have given to countries in minimizing negative impacts of the global economic and financial crisis and implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Vietnam always considers the UNDP one of its important development partners which has assisted the country in poverty reduction, socio-economic development towards fulfilling MDGs.

Dung told the UNDP Chief that Vietnam is facing difficulties in providing human resources for the implementation of MDGs on environmental protection and HIV/AIDS prevention and control.

Vietnam wants the UNDP to enhance its central role in intensifying cooperation and development with a focus on mobilizing all resources for carrying out UNDP projects as mentioned in the 2012-2016 national cooperation programme document on poverty reduction, bomb and landmine deactivation, green growth and adaptation to climate change, Dung said.

He also affirmed the Vietnamese Government’s willingness to beef up closer cooperation with the UNDP in development.

In reply, Ms Clark applauded Vietnam’s efforts in implementing MDGs, especially the “One UN” and “Green One UN House” initiatives, adding that her organization will continue supporting Vietnam in cooperation and development, particularly in agricultural development, education and health care.

Meeting with the UNDP guest on the same day, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh thanked her for the support from UN organisations, including UNDP for Vietnam and praised UNDP’s role in promoting MDGs and coordinating with Vietnam and other countries in cooperation programmes.

Source: VOV


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