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February, 26 2014 08:05:00

Viet Nam chairs high-ranking United Nations dialogue

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Hoai Trung

NEW YORK (VNS) — "The changing development landscape: What does it mean for the UN system?" was the theme of a high-ranking dialogue chaired by Vietnamese Ambassador Le Hoai Trung at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

The dialogue took place within the framework of the Operational Activities for Development Segment in the new Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) cycle from February 24-26.

Speaking with the Vietnam News Agency, Trung, who is also Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN, said this was the first time the council had organised an exclusive session on the UN's development co-operation.

The event was of special significance because both developing and developed nations around the world were currently conducting economic reforms, the diplomat said.

He underlined the need for the UN to carry out renovations to fulfill the countries' demands, noting the task was urgent as the UN itself was also facing a range of new challenges.

Kanni Wignaraja, Director of the UN Development Operations Co-ordination Office, said as a rapidly developing nation, Viet Nam had always tried its best to ensure sustainable development.

The country had won middle-income status and made a lot of contributions to other developing countries, said Wignaraja, who worked for the UNDP in Viet Nam for a decade.

She expressed her hope that the country would continue to grow strongly now it had entered the international arena. — VNS

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