Vietnam sets 17 sustainable development goals to 2030 hinh anh 1Farmers harvest rice in Vinh An commune, Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Government has set 17 sustainable development goals to 2030, in Decree No 136/NQ-CP which was issued recently.

Goals include no poverty in any form and anywhere; zero hunger, food security, nutrition improvements and sustainable agriculture development; good health and better social welfare for everyone; quality, equal and comprehensive education, and promotion of life-long study opportunities for everyone; gender equality; enhanced rights and opportunities for women and girls;

The country also targets sufficient water and latrine systems, sustainable management of water resources; access to sustainable, reliable and affordable energy for everyone; sustainable economic growth; decent work for everyone; resilient infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and innovation; reduced inequality; sustainable and resilient development of urban and rural areas; safe living and working environments; sustainable production and consumption; timely and effective responses to climate change and natural disasters; preservation and sustainable use of the ocean, seas and sea resources; protection and sustainable development of forest, conservation of biodiversity.

The country will strive for a peaceful, democratic, just, equal, civilised society; build effective institutions with good accountability and promote global partnership towards sustainable development.

The decree outlines general tasks and solutions to realise the goals, with focus sharpened on completing institutions and policies, enhancing communications, promoting the role of and participation by relevant parties, mobilising and arranging financial resources, and intensifying international cooperation.

Specific measures have also been assigned to ministries and sectors under the decree./.