Your Excellency Mr.
Your Excellency Mr. Secretary
wishes to thank H.E. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the presentation of the
important report “Resilient People,
resilient planet: a future worth choosing.”
The leadership of H.E. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this undertaking
has again illustrated his commitment to and efforts towards the promotion of
development in the work of the United Nations Organization.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
distinguished members of the High-level Panel co-chaired by Her Excellency
Madame Tarja Halonen, the former President of Finland, and His Excellency Mr.
Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa for their work in preparing the report.
The report comes at
a very important juncture the life of nations as humankind has acquired new,
immense capabilities and is at the same time confronted with enormous
challenges of which many have presented new, serious difficulties over the last
several years. The finding that the path
of sustainable development is a wholesome response to today’s multi-faceted and
interconnected challenges can be supported by realities in every part of the
The pressing need
for the integration of economic growth, social equality and environmental
integration has been underlined in numerous
discussions and decisions at the United Nations and major international
conferences as well in national development strategies. In the course of comprehensive reforms since
the mid-1980s, Viet Nam
has obtained encouraging achievements in various areas. At the same time, weaknesses have emerged
and we deem sustainable development as
essential to address them and continue with the comprehensive reforms in the
years to come.
The recommendations contained in the
report provide both important perspectives and concrete measures. It is notable that the report places an
additional emphasis on empowering
people to make sustainable choices and strengthening institutional governance
to support sustainable development. The
recommendations are indeed significant
contribution to both the formulation and implementation of development policies
at the national and international levels.
is willing to work with H.E Secretary General, the United Nations and other
partners in the appropriate follow-up to the report.
I thank you for your kind attention.