VGP – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga attended the 13th UN Conference on Trade and Development in Doha, Qatar from April 21-26.
The conference, themed “Development-centered globalization: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development” drew the participation of over 5,000 delegates from 194 countries as well as leaders of the World Bank, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and others.
The forum that concludes on Thursday has provided an opportunity for policymakers and experts to discuss critical factors related to the success of international and national development policies, according to the organizers.
The delegates focused discussions on new opportunities for economic growth and social equality, enhancement of economic environment to support sustainable development, expansion of forms of trade and development cooperation, and settlement of development issues.
Following the global financial crisis in 2008-2009, the world economy has not recovered in sustainable manner and challenges of poverty, development gap, unemployment trade barriers, climate change, food security and others have become more serious.
At the closing ceremony, the Doha Mandate was adopted by the member states, reaffirming the strength of UNCTAD and its role in investigating the causes of the global financial crisis and implementing measure to ensure such a crisis is not repeated.
By Hải Minh