National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has asked the UN to continue assisting the Vietnamese legislative body to fulfill its role during the process of realising sustainable development goals (SDGs).– VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has asked the UN to continue assisting the Vietnamese legislative body to fulfill its role during the process of realising sustainable development goals (SDGs).
At a meeting with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP representative in Việt Nam Pratibha Mehta yesterday in Hà Nội, the NA leader said the NA played an important role in the process of implementing SDGs, through its functions of building laws, monitoring law enforcement, and deciding the State budget.
She emphasized that the NA had adopted many important laws which incorporated SDGs, such as the 2013 Constitution, the Civil Code, the Labour Code, and the Environmental Protection Law.
The country’s legislative body had also closely monitored the government’s operation, as well as the implementation of socioeconomic development plans during specific periods. This had ensured that economic growth always runs in tandem with social welfare, human resource development, and natural resource and environmental protection, she said.
The NA Chairwoman proposed that the UN provide technical support and policy consultations in law-making activities, as well as assistance in coordinating cooperation among Việt Nam, the UN and third parties. She thanked the UN for walking hand-in-hand with Việt Nam during the country’s socioeconomic development, especially in poverty reduction and the HIV-AIDS fight.
The top NA legislator also expressed her gratitude to the UN for helping enhance the effectiveness of the NA, which contributes to the country’s development. She acknowledged the UN’s support for people affected by drought and saltwater intrusion in the Central Highlands, southern central and Mekong Delta regions.
For her part, Mehta said she hoped the UN and Việt Nam’s legislative body would continue working together to realise the SDGs approved by the UN in September last year. - VNS