Poverty reduction strategy reviewed

(VOV) -A seminar was held in Hanoi on June 28 to review ten years of implementing Vietnam’s comprehensive strategy on poverty reduction.

The event was organisied jointly by the Communist Party of Vietnam Magazine, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as one of the activities to mark the 65th anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal for the national patriotic emulation movement.

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Participants at the seminar highlighted significant achievements in poverty reduction and comprehensive growth as a result of great efforts by the nation’s people and political system. These impressive results have also won applause from international organizations.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently hosted a special event to recognize prominent poverty reduction achievements in 38 countries, including Vietnam.

Vietnam was among 18 certificate recipients recognizing its successful implementation of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of which is halving the poverty rate ahead of the 2015 schedule.

This illustrates the effectiveness of Vietnam’s comprehensive strategy for poverty reduction and economic growth, and affirms that is in line with the global trend.

Delegates shared experiences and exchanged updated information on implementing national strategies to narrow the development gap between urban and rural areas in accordance with the Party’s guidelines.

They stressed the need to continue carrying out the poverty reduction strategy to ensure its sustainable development in the long term.

They also proposed measures to boost the dissemination of information on Party and State policies and encourage ministries, agencies and localities to become more active in devising sustainable ways to reduce poverty.