|President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga presents the insignia “For Peace, Friendship among Nations” to UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen. (Photo: VNA)
Ambassador Nga said the UN in general and UNDP in particular have made many important contributions to Vietnam's socio-economic development and international integration, providing Vietnam with valuable support, especially in eradicating hunger and poverty, realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), responding to global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Wiesen led the UNDP Viet Nam team to contribute to building Country Action Plan under the 2030 Agenda for SDGs Implementation. UNDP Vietnam, at the helm of Wiesen and in collaboration with Vietnamese agencies and partners, has successfully implemented the National Program 2017-2021, developing the National Program 2022-2026, which sets out the strategic directions for development cooperation between UNDP and Vietnamese agencies.
Ambassador Nga said she hopes that UNDP would continue to support Vietnam and make great contributions to maintaining peace and promoting sustainable development in the world.