Vietnam to Work with United Nations in Digital Transformation
Vietnam has said it wants to collaborate with the United Nations on digital transformation in both policy formulation and implementation. This was announced at a meeting between the UN Under-Secretary-General and Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, Amandeep Singh Gill, and the Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the international organization, Dang Hoang Giang.
Vietnam is willing to contribute to the UN’s policies and strategies in the field, including an initiative on a global digital agreement in the Secretary-General’s report on “Our Common Agenda”. Vietnam can share experiences with other countries and the UN on ensuring online education during the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for future crises.
Singh Gill highly appreciated Vietnam’s achievements in IT development and digital transformation in recent years, especially the government’s implementation of a national digital transformation strategy for 2025, with a vision for 2030. He noted that the UN and Vietnam have a lot of potential for cooperation and plans to strengthen connections with businesses operating in Vietnam’s IT sector.
Last month, a Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation (CF) was signed between Vietnam and all UN resident and non-resident agencies in Vietnam for the 2022-2026 period. The framework guides and steers the government and the UN’s collaboration on accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights the joint commitment to deliver sustainable development for all. CF will be implemented when Vietnam has strengthened its post-pandemic economic recovery, responded to climate change, and transitioned to a green, circular economy. The government has also been making efforts to improve institutions and policies to mobilize resources from all economic sectors to develop the country.
UN plays an important role in supporting Vietnam in its growth, integration, and strong participation in global progress. It offers policy advice to the government, shares Vietnam’s experience with developing countries, and introduces international experience to ensure a sustainable, green growth economy that balances economic and social development. Therefore, Vietnam and the UN have outlined four key development outcomes, namely inclusive social development, climate change response, disaster resilience and environmental sustainability, shared prosperity through economic transformation and governance, and access to justice
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