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Vietnam reaches five MDGs

Released at: 23:52, 24/09/2015

Vietnam reaches five MDGs

Work to continue on remaining three Millennium Development Goals.

by Quynh Nguyen

Vietnam has successfully completed five of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and continues to strive to fulfill all the objectives for this year, according to a report from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented at the Media Breakfast on Sustainable Development Goals held on September 24.

According to Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, among the MDGs reached the goal of poverty reduction is especially important.

In the 2011-2015 period the poverty rate fell from 14.2 per cent in 2010 to 9.8 per cent in 2013 and 5.8 per cent in late 2014. “There are very few countries recording results like Vietnam and this comes from the continued efforts of the Party and the State,” Ms. Mehta said.

UNDP Vietnam also announced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be signed by leaders from 190 countries on September 25.

The number of SDGs in the 2015-2030 period is double the eight MDGs in 2000-2015 period.

Despite achieving significant accomplishments in the MDGs, Vietnam still has remaining objectives in need of quick resolution, such as 90 per cent of children being in school and reducing the mortality rate among mothers, as well as issues relating to gender equality and the environment.

The UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories around the world, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequality and exclusion. It helps countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities, and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

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