Viet Nam is model of trust, optimism in context of changing world: UNCTAD Secretary-General
VGP - Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Rebeca Grynspan described Viet Nam as a model of development, trust, and optimism in the context of the changing world.
The UNCTAD Secretary-General made the above statement during her meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Davos, Switzerland, on January 17.
Rebeca Grynspan said, as the former Vice President of Costa Rica, she always regards Viet Nam as a model of development and wishes to visit Viet Nam.
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary this year, UNCTAD will organize a global conference and hopes that Viet Nam will send leaders to attend the event.
She expressed her wish that Viet Nam will participate and actively contribute to the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference in 2025.
Pham affirmed that Viet Nam highly values the organization's role in supporting developing countries, including Viet Nam, in formulation of development policies, contributing to maintaining a prosperous life for people.
He hoped that UNCTAD will continue to support Viet Nam in all aspects of development, particularly human resources training.
The same day, Pham had a meeting with Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Daren Tang.
Pham reiterated that Viet Nam always appreciates the role of the WIPO in shaping policies and promoting cooperation in fields of intellectual property and innovation to bring knowledge into socio-economic development.
He expressed thanks to the WIPO for supporting Viet Nam in building and implementing Viet Nam's intellectual property strategy toward 2030.
Intellectual property protection is a major global issue that needs to be promoted and is the foundation for promoting innovation and science and technology, the Prime Minister stressed, expecting that WIPO will continue to advise and contribute ideas to help Viet Nam protect intellectual property.
Viet Nam will soon develop a communications program on the value of intellectual property protection, he said, expressing his hope that WIPO will support the nation in this issue.
For his part, Daren Tang said, Viet Nam is a model of intellectual property protection and innovation; appraising the innovative spirit of Viet Nam's young generation.
He affirmed his willingness to continue supporting Viet Nam in these areas.
During the meeting with Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gilbert F. Houngbo, Pham highly valued the role of the ILO in promoting social justice goals and protecting workers' rights, as well as addressing current global issues, such as social inequality and unemployment.
Viet Nam always attaches importance to cooperation with the ILO, he underlined, suggesting the ILO assist Viet Nam in handling issues relevant to labor which is affected by energy transition.
Viet Nam always advocates the ILO and is among countries signing many treaties with the agency, the Prime Minister shared.
He recommended the ILO continue assisting the nation in joining initiatives of the organization and the UN, including the Global Coalition for Social Justice and the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.
Gilbert F. Houngbo, for his side, expressed his delight on the active participation and contributions of the Vietnamese Government in the fields of labor and employment.
They vowed to foster close coordination in the upcoming time and highlighted international solidarity, multilateral cooperation and roles of international organizations in an unpredictable world./.