The assessment was put forth during a workshop held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment on October 21 to publish the national report on the progress of the five-year implementation of the SDGs.

By 2030, Vietnam is likely to achieve the sustainable development goals of poverty eradication, hunger eradication, quality education and climate protection actions. (Photo: baodauthau.vn)

Implementing international commitments, Vietnam has issued the National Action Plan to implement the 2030 Agenda in Decision 622/QD-TTg, dated May 10, 2017. Accordingly, the Plan set out 17 SDGs with 115 specific goals on the basis of the nationalization of global SDGs to suit Vietnam's development conditions and context.

With the high determination and efforts of the whole political system, Vietnam has achieved encouraging results. Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, Head of the report development team, said that Vietnam is likely to achieve 5 of 17 SDGs by 2030. They are goals on poverty eradication, hunger eradication, quality education, climate protection actions and global partnerships.

Besides the achieved results, according to Le Viet Anh, Director of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam needs to make great efforts to achieve the remaining 12 goals by 2030, and it will be especially difficult to achieve the two goals of sustainable production and consumption; conservation and sustainable use of ocean, sea and marine resources.

Regarding the policy directions for the next 5 years, a number of recommendations were made in the report.

Accordingly, it is necessary to continue to perfect the system of policy institutions and improve the efficiency of policy implementation; increase awareness, promote coordination and cooperation among stakeholders to create spillover in SDG implementation; mobilize and use financial resources effectively; improve the quality of human resources in association with promoting innovation and strongly apply science and technology; strengthen resilience against uncertain risks from climate change, natural disasters and pandemic; and strengthen international cooperation and enhance the role and position of the country./.

Compiled by BTA