Vietnam puts children at centre of development policies, strategies: Ambassador hinh anh 1Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang speaks at the session (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Children are always put at the centre of all development policies and strategies of Vietnam, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), has affirmed.

Addressing the first regular session of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Board held in New York from February 7-10, Giang briefed participants on outstanding results that Vietnam has achieved in the past one year since the executive board approved the Vietnam Country Programme in February 2022.

He thanked and appreciated the organisation's effective and timely help and support for Vietnam, especially in providing tens of millions of doses of vaccines against the COVID-19.

In the context that the world is facing many crises, the ambassador emphasised that peace is a prerequisite for the development and prosperity of people, including children. UNICEF needs to work with other UN bodies and member countries to strive for this goal so that children and future generations can live in peace and have the opportunity to develop further.

Vietnam puts children at centre of development policies, strategies: Ambassador hinh anh 2Overview of the session (Photo: VNA)
To ensure that UNICEF has enough resources to complete its Strategic Plan and contribute to effectively responding to global challenges, the Vietnamese representative called on countries to fulfill their commitments to contribute resources to UNICEF.

He took the occasion to reaffirm that he will continue to work closely with the UN body to promote and protect children's rights.

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell spoke highly of Vietnam's efforts and achievements in caring for and ensuring children's rights, affirming that the organisation will continue working closely with Vietnam in this field in the coming time./.