Vietnam focuses on sustainable poverty reduction

07/02/2017
The Vietnamese Government has paid special heed to reducing poverty in an inclusive and sustainable manner
The Vietnamese Government has paid special heed to reducing poverty in an inclusive and sustainable manner, stated Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, head of the Vietnam Mission to the UN.
The country has completed the Millennium Development Goal in poverty reduction earlier than schedule, with human development index improved considerably, she said.
Addressing the on-going 55th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) under the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, the diplomat noted that Vietnam has restructured the economy and modernised agriculture and rural areas in order to improve people’s living conditions and their access to education, health care service, housing, clean water, jobs, and social services, with priority given to disadvantaged groups.
She also underscored the importance of public-private partnership and international cooperation in mobilising resources for poverty eradication, calling on partners to continue supporting Vietnam to reinforce what it has gained and enhance the capacity to build resilience against economic shocks, natural disasters and climate change.
Speaking on behalf of the ASEAN, Nga reiterated the association’s efforts to eradicate poverty and raise the living standards in the region, while stressing that all poverty reduction strategies should be built on the basis of specific demand, priorities and conditions of each country and the region.
ASEAN calls for strengthened global partnership that would include the fulfilment of official development assistance commitments, enhanced capacity-building and technology transfer, and the creation of favourable conditions for developing countries in the formulation and implementation of poverty eradication strategies, she said.
Themed “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all,” the event has drawn special attention of the international community with the attendance of senior officials of many countries as well as representatives of UN agencies and prestigious non-governmental organisations.
According to the UN Secretary-General, about 767 million people, or 10.7% of the world’s population, are living under the poverty line with only US$1.9 a day, 300 million of whom are from developed countries. In the US, poor people make up 14.5% of its population.
Participants reached a high consensus on comprehensive and multidimensional approach to the building and implementation of poverty reduction strategies to optimise social resources and adjust policies to suit specific conditions of each country.
They also shared their practical experience and effective policies as well as approach to specific groups such as women, the youth, the disabled and poor people in rural and remote areas.
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Love Peace 7/2/17 22:40

Vietnam aims to reduce the rate of poor households by 1-1.5% each year.

yobro yobro 7/2/17 22:41

Investment will be poured into socio-economic infrastructure in poor areas

Deck Hero14 7/2/17 22:43

Vietnam has restructured the economy and modernised agriculture and rural areas in order to improve people’s lives

Jane smartnic 7/2/17 22:46

There are still a lot of poor people in Vietnam

Pack Cassiopian 7/2/17 22:47

Poverty reduction programmes have had positive impacts on the living standards of ethnic minorities

LawrenceSamuels 7/2/17 22:48

the government’s social policies upgraded the socio-economic infrastructure in rural, mountainous and ethnic minority areas, gradually improving the lives of poor people.

MaskOf Zero 7/2/17 22:50

The poverty rate among poor households fell from 35 percent in 2011 to 16.8 percent by the end of 2015.

John Smith 7/2/17 22:52

The Government adjusted its support for ethnic minority and mountainous areas, shifting its focus from families to communities and paying more attention to creating livelihoods so as to reduce reliance on aid,

Only Solidar 7/2/17 22:53

Vietnam is on right way in reducing poverty

Gentle Moon 7/2/17 22:55

all poverty reduction strategies should be built on the basis of specific demand, priorities and conditions of each country

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