Vietnam backs UN efforts for system-wide coherence

Ambassador Bui The Giang, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam at the United Nations has affirmed Vietnam ’s support for UN efforts to boost system-wide coherence.
Ambassador Bui The Giang, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam at the United Nations has affirmed Vietnam ’s support for UN efforts to boost system-wide coherence.

Speaking at the Un General Assembly’s informal consultations on system-wide coherence in New York on April 16, the Vietnamese diplomat said that the draft text of the resolution provides a good basis for negotiations, particularly given the need for the text to be concise and focused.

“We concur with the need to accelerate the negotiation process towards an early finalisation and adoption of the resolution” he said while emphasising the need to avoid an artificial imposed timeline.

Giang reiterated Vietnam ’s support for the establishment of a composite gender entity headed by an Under Secretary-General that covers the mandates of the currently existing four entities in order to ensure greater effectiveness and efficiency in its both normative and operative functions related to all gender issues.

The ambassador stressed that continued support for the One-UN approach is needed as the number of countries voluntarily embarking on this approach is increasing and it attracts interests from both donor and recipient countries.

Regarding the issue of funding, Giang said he wishes to highlight the necessity to ensure both the adequacy and quality of funding on the one hand and the predictability of resources on the other. Improved monitoring and reporting on funding, including funding trends, should be put in place, he added.

“With the active engagement in an open, transparent, and constructive manner of all Member States, we can achieve a consensual resolution on all aspects of System-Wide Coherence which will enhance coordination, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency in the functioning of the entire UN system as well as its responsiveness to the needs of all member countries,” he concluded./.

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