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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Vietnam: Implementation of Sustainable Development: National Report at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Publication Year: 2012 Publisher: Vietnam


Vietnam has taken part in the Earth Summit on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002, signed the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Global Agenda 21, etc. and committed to implementing sustainable development.

During the 20 years’ implementation of national sustainable development, particularly since the adoption of the Strategic Orientation for Sustainable Development (Vietnam Agenda 21) on 17 August 2004, Vietnam has made remarkable achievements in the economic, social and environmental fields. The causes requiring sustainable development implementation in Vietnam, however, maintain numerous shortcomings and challenges.