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16 Sep 2008
The latest draft of Viet Nam’s first-ever Biodiversity Law was shared this morning at a meeting jointly organised by the National Assembly’s Committee of Science, Technology and Environment and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The revised draft law integrates pro-poor principles, recognizing that biodiversity conservation and development cannot be successful without participation of local communities.
01 Aug 2008
UN, Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences to collaborate on National Human Development Report for Viet Nam
The Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today a USD 3.5 million initiative to strengthen research and policy development capacity within VASS, and develop a National Human Development Report for Viet Nam.
30 Jul 2008
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government signed a two and a half-year project today that helps lay the foundation for Viet Nam’s socio- economic policies into the next decade. The USD 2-million project supports formulation of Viet Nam’s national Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) for 2011-2020 by assisting the Development Strategy Institute (DSI) of the Ministry of Planning and Investment to undertake necessary research and access relevant international experience and knowledge.
21 Jul 2008
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today a USD 5.05 million initiative to empower talented women employed in Viet Nam’s public sector to take on leadership roles in various fields. The initiative will also create opportunities for women to undertake advanced study and research at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.
31 Jan 2008
With the goal of creating more effective and responsive elected officials and having regular public consultations on draft laws in Viet Nam, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Office of the National Assembly (ONA) announced a $7.5 million project today.
10 Dec 2007
On International Human Rights Day and less than one month before the start of the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations in Viet Nam vowed continued support to Viet Nam to further meet its human rights commitments.
09 Dec 2007
United Nations and Viet Nam’s Government Inspectorate launch “Your No Counts” campaign to mark Anti-Corruption Day
The United Nations together with the Government Inspectorate will mark International Anti-Corruption Day with a nationwide campaign called, “Corruption: Your No Counts” to support a positive, pro-active and personal stance against corruption.
02 Nov 2007
The United Nations and Viet Nam are working closely to develop a regulatory and legal framework for sustainable development. In two separate events today, national and international experts met to have their say on draft environment laws: In Ha Noi on Viet Nam’s first-ever law on biodiversity and in Ha Long City on the first draft of a proposed law on energy conservation and efficiency.
08 Oct 2007
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a USD 2.5 million initiative today to build knowledge networks on economic development policy and promote business-government dialogue as part of the nation’s continued process of international economic integration.
01 Oct 2007
UN: Viet Nam’s largest firms play key role in economy but need help with skills and markets to remain competitive
UN Development Programme research into Viet Nam’s 200 largest firms reveals Vietnamese companies are dynamic and ambitious but need more help from government to access export markets, acquire new technologies and train workers.
30 Aug 2007
The Office of the National Assembly (ONA), in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), organised a national conference in Da Nang City on Aug 30 and 31 entitled “XII National Assembly: Enhancing Capacity During the Integration Period.”
22 Aug 2007
The UN Development Programme launched two Policy Dialogue Papers today to address two urgent questions relating to social security reform. The questions are “How progressive is social security in Viet Nam?” and “What is the relationship between old age and poverty in Viet Nam?”
21 Aug 2007
The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) jointly signed a project today supporting the Ministry’s public administration reform (PAR) efforts.
04 Jul 2007
Viet Nam is likely to be one of the most affected countries in the world if sea levels continue to rise at current rates. Estimates show that if global sea levels rose by one metre, the country would face losses totalling US$17 billion per year; one fifth of the population would lose their homes; 12.2 percent of Viet Nam’s most fertile land would likely be lost; and 40,000 sq.km of the plain and 17 sq.km of coastal areas in the most affected Mekong Delta provinces would be subject to unprecedented levels of flooding.
30 Nov 2006
Now is the time for Viet Nam to invest in a modern, integrated social security system, says United Nations
As Viet Nam progresses socially and economically, social security provision must keep pace to support a growing and dynamic population through well-integrated programmes for health, childcare, education, employment security and pension policies.
24 Nov 2006
International experts joined government and donor representatives today to critically discuss how to change the culture of the civil service, modernize public management and introduce anti-corruption and e-government into Viet Nam’s Public Administration Reform (PAR) efforts, and most importantly, how to keep pace with economic development.
10 Nov 2006
UNDP’s Human Development Report: Global water and sanitation crisis is a “silent emergency” – UN Country Team praises Viet Nam’s commitment to the issue, but gaps must be closed
For less than five days’ worth of global military spending and less than half what rich countries spend each year on mineral water, the world’s water and sanitation crisis could be averted and millions of lives could be saved, said UN Development Programme’s Human Development Report (HDR) 2006.
01 Nov 2006
Viet Nam and the international community join forces to coordinate the national fight against Avian Influenza
With winter fast-approaching, Viet Nam, along with the international community took another positive step today in its fight against Avian Influenza and the threat of a human pandemic by establishing a national partnership framework to ensure all AI programming and funding in Viet Nam is coordinated and fits into the priorities of a single national plan.
26 Oct 2006
Farmers in some of the least developed provinces in Viet Nam will now have instant access to pricing and market information through a new telecentre initiative developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Intel and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
17 Oct 2006
FDI inflows to South, East, and South-East Asia achieve new high - Viet Nam follows the trend but investment in infrastructure and workforce still needed
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to South, East, and South-East Asia, including Oceania, reached a new high of US$165 billion in 2005, a 19% increase over 2004, according to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2006, FDI from Developing and Transition Economies: Implications for Development.
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