Vietnam urges continued reform of UN development system

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnam Mission to the UN, called for the continued reform of the UN development system based on national priorities at a debate of the 73rd UN General Assembly's Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) in New York on Monday.

On behalf of the ASEAN nations, Quy welcomed current progress in reforming the UN development system and spoke highly of the ASEAN-UN development partnership's positive outcomes, especially in fields under the ASEAN-UN Action Plan for the 2016-2020 period, and contribution to the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The cooperation mechanism between the ASEAN Secretariat and the UN Secretariat has been strongly promoted. Ambassador Quy shared the concerns of several countries over dwindling resources and urged the UN and member states to continue supporting South-South and trilateral cooperation.

Source: VOV5