Vietnam sets 17 sustainable development goals for 2030

Tuesday, 2020-09-29 10:43:54
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Harvesting the 2020 spring rice crop in Hoa Binh commune of Vu Thu district, Thai Binh province (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – The Government has recently issued Decree No 136/NQ-CP to set out 17 sustainable development goals for 2030.

The sustainable development goals include having no poverty in any form anywhere; zero hunger, food security, nutrition improvements and sustainable agriculture development; good health and better social welfare for everyone; equal and comprehensive quality education, and promotion of life-long study opportunities for everyone; gender equality; and enhanced rights and opportunities for women and girls.

In addition, Vietnam also targets having sufficient water and latrine systems, with sustainable management of water resources; access to sustainable, reliable and affordable energy for everyone; sustainable economic growth; decent work for everyone; resilient infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and innovation; reduced inequality; sustainable and resilient development of urban and rural areas; safe living and working environments; sustainable production and consumption; timely and effective responses to climate change and natural disasters; preservation and sustainable use of the ocean, seas and sea resources; and protection and sustainable development of forests along with conservation of biodiversity.

The country will also strive for a peaceful, democratic, just, equal, civilised society; build effective institutions with good accountability and promote global partnership towards sustainable development.

In order to realise these goals, the decree outlines general tasks and solutions with a sharpened focus on completing institutions and policies, enhancing communications, promoting the role of and participation by relevant parties, mobilising and arranging financial resources, and intensifying international cooperation.

Specific measures have also been assigned to ministries and sectors such as the Ministry of Planning and Investment; the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Industry and Trade; the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; the Ministry of Education and Training; the Ministry of Transport; the Ministry of Construction; the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; the Ministry of Information and Communications; the Ministry of Justice; the Ministry of Public Security; the Ministry of Science and Technology; the Ministry of Home Affairs; the State Bank of Vietnam; the Government Inspectorate; the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee; the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the National Traffic Safety Committee.