He also mentioned solutions taken by the Government to reduce poverty and ensure gender equality.

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Duy Dong at the session

Dong and other delegates reviewed the implementation of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) over the past more than 30 years, and the SDGs, and proposed solutions to the present challenges.

On the sidelines of the session, which took place on April 29-30, the Vietnamese delegation, together with Australia, Laos and Cambodia, co-chaired an event on optimizing outcomes of the ICPD to boost sustainable development and growth.

The CPD is composed of 47 member states elected by the ECOSOC for a period of four years on the basis of geographic distribution. The commission gives advice to the council on population issues and trends, and monitors and assesses the implementation of the Program of Action of the ICPD.

Source: VNA