The 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. (Source: UN)
– A workshop was held on
October 21 to publish the national report on the progress of the five-year implementation of the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs), during which experts pointed
out that Vietnam should strive harder to achieve the goals by 2030.
Le Viet Anh, Director
of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), said the country will be likely to achieve five of the 17 SDGs by 2030, including the
ones on no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, climate actions, and global partnerships.
will face multiple
challenges to achieve the remainders, especially the goal on responsible consumption and production, and the one on life below water.
possibility of achieving the SDGs by 2030 had been forecasted basing on official statistics collected up to the end
of 2019, before the COVID-19
pandemic broke out. Given the pandemic's significant and adverse impacts on social
and economic development, it may undermine or even reverse the achievements to
date and change all forecasts, Anh noted.
As such, the official said, Vietnam should strive to turn
challenges into actions and opportunities, and better the engagement
of relevant stakeholders to maintain the sucesseses achieved to date and ensure the achievements of
the remaining SDGs
The launching workshop of the national report on the progress of the five-year implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. (Photo: VNA)
Michael Siegner, Resident
Representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Vietnam, said the country has
made efforts to narrow the development gap and work towards the SDGs by 2030.
It has also made regular advancement
on the Sustainable Development Index rankings, standing at the 46th position among 166 countries last year.
However, the COVID-19
pandemic has caused more obstacles to the realisation of the SDGs, decelerate
the progress, and worsen challenges to the goals, he said, adding that Vietnam
needs to double efforts in the next 10 years so as to be back on track to obtain
the goals by 2030.
The national report was drafted to evaluate the five-year implementation of the SDGs in Vietnam and to
anticipate the possibility of achieving the
provides a foundation for relevant ministries, sectors and local entities to
make their action orientations, as well as important
inputs for development partners to issue strategic directions for their support
for Vietnam's realisation
of the SDGs in the coming time.
The report compilation received inputs from relevant ministries and sectors, domestic and international organisations, and
UN agencies in Vietnam. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Hanns
Seidel Foundation from Germany provided
technical support for this process./.