Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, called for the continued reform of the UN development system based on national priorities at a debate of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee Second Committee in New York on October 22
On behalf of the ASEAN nations, Quy welcomed the progress in reforming the UN development system and spoke highly of the ASEAN-UN development partnership with positive outcomes, especially in fields under the ASEAN-UN Action Plan for the 2016-2020 period, and contributing to implementing 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 increasingly promoted, he said.
Quy shared the concern of several countries over the decline in resources and urged the UN and member states to continue supporting South-South and trilateral cooperation.
Participants shared the view that future reform efforts, including the reform of the UN Resident Coordinator system, development support framework, and national-level UN agencies, need to be made via close consultation with member states.