Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Oct. 24 in Hanoi received head representatives of the United Nations (UN) organisations in Vietnam on the occasion of the UN Day.

PM Dung underlined that Vietnam values the UN’ role in the global community, especially in promoting peace, development cooperation, poverty reduction and coping with climate change.

He expressed his delight at the fine development of Vietnam-UN relations in all fields, especially the cooperation with the UN organisations in fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals, settling emerging issues, coping with climate change, and protecting the environment and water resource.

Dung said he hoped the two sides will soon sign a cooperation programme for the 2012-2016 period, in which the UN will support Vietnam in its strong area of providing policy consultation and resource in the fields of poverty reduction, education, public health and environment.

As a responsible member of the UN, Vietnam will closely work with the UN organisations to successfully implement the “One UN” initiative, Dung affirmed.

Speaking highly of Vietnam’s development achievements, Eamonn Murphy, acting UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam said that the UN will continue helping the country in poverty reduction, improving environment, coping with climate change and public administration./.