The Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations co-hosted a dialogue with enterprises and industrial groups for sustainable development in New York on March 26.

The event, held on the threshold of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development ( Rio+ 20), attracted 300 delegates.

At the dialogue, delegates exchanged views on how to increase the participation and contributions of the private sector to sustainable development.

Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, Permanent Representative of the Vietnam Mission, spoke about the contributions made by the private sector to Vietnam ’s development and the establishment of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development.

He highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s efforts in encouraging the private sector to contribute to sustainable development, including urging farmers to take part in production and trade activities to improve food security.

Representatives from the UN and co-organiser, the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) presented action plans of the business community in the implementation of national and international development programmes.

After the dialogue, the Vietnam Mission to the UN will co-organise dialogues with the private sector to boost public-private partnerships in sustainable development.-VNA