She stressed impacts caused by climate change, including prolonged El
Nino phenomenon, on the realization of SDGs and the people’s enjoyment
of their rights.
The Vice President highlighted efforts made by the
Vietnamese Government in assisting the people in addressing consequences
caused by drought and sea-water intrusion, expressing her hope that the
international community will provide more assistance for Viet Nam,
especially financial aid, technology and specific initiatives to cope
with the situations.
At the meeting with President of the UN General
Assembly Mogens Lykketoft, Ms. Thinh thanked and appreciated effective
cooperation and support of the UN for Viet Nam in recent years,
affirming that the nation will continue upholding its role as a
responsible member of the international community and the UN.
She suggested the UN bring into full play its role in
maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in lines with
respecting the international regulations.
She asked the UN General Assembly pay attention to
realizingthe 2030 Agenda on sustainable development and climate change
Regarding the East Sea issue, the Vice President
asserted VietNam’s consistent stance of the settlement of relevant
disputes by peaceful measures, including diplomatic and legal processes,
in line with the UN Charter and international law, including the 1982
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
UN Under-Secretary General and Director of the UN
Development Program (UNDP) Helen Clark affirmed that the UNDP will
promote cooperation and increase assistance for Viet Nam in the
2017-2021 period in such areas as institutional enhancement, green
growth and climate change adaption.
Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the
UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Babatunde Osotimehin committed to supporting
Viet Nam in coping with new population challenges such as gender
imbalance at birth, reproductive health, population aging, and
population quality improvement.