The information was announced during a consultation workshop on combining sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Vietnam with socio-economic development strategy 2021-2030 and the socio-economic development plan 2021-2025, held in Hanoi on April 24th.

Motherhood and child healthcare increased (Photo: phunuvietnam.vn)

According to Bui Tat Thang, Head of Office of the Editing Board of the socio-economic development strategy 2021-2030, the combination of SDGs with socio-economic development plan shows the Vietnamese Government’s strong determination in rapidly and efficiency carrying out SDGs, and is the heritage of lessons drawn from nearly 2 decades of implementing the millennium development goals.

Since 2014, there has been no remarkable difference in Vietnam in terms of literacy and school enrolment between women and men. The number of women participating in non-agricultural activities has sharply increased, especially in rural areas. Meanwhile, women’s access to political and socio-economic activities has also sharply risen, with the number of female National Assembly deputies accounting for 27.01% of the total NA deputies term 2016-2021.

The empowerment of women in economic development is one of leading priorities in Vietnam, leading to outstanding achievements. Apart from 31.8% of female heads of businesses, the highest in Southeast Asia, the number of Vietnamese women joining the labour market has reached up to 73%.

Vietnam has also made progress in healthcare figures, including the reduction of motherhood and child death. Greater access to safe water, sanitation and safe shelter has also been reported, even among disadvantaged people.

In the national action plan until 2030, Vietnam commits to maintain sustainable economic development in combination with social progress, social equality, environmental protection and adaptation to climate change, ensuring that all the citizens can enjoy development achievements./.

Compiled by BTA