Press releases

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  • 21 Oct 2005
    Helping Vietnamese Business Improve Competitiveness Through Energy Efficiency

    The growing number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam is putting a heavy burden on the already stretched national capacity for energy production, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. Unless energy use becomes more sustainable, Viet Nam may not be able to meet national power demands.

  • 20 Oct 2005
    Quality Statistics Needed for Monitoring Socio-Economic Development Plan

    In an effort to better support the upcoming Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) and the monitoring of its implementation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will work with Viet Nam’s General Statistics Office (GSO) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to improve the collection, storage, overall quality and wider use of statistics in Viet Nam.

  • 17 Oct 2005
    UNDP and Viet Nam continue partnership for poverty reduction

    On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the National Day for the Poor, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reaffirmed its support of Viet Nam’s key national programmes for poverty eradication today at a signing ceremony in Ha Noi.

  • 14 Oct 2005
    MPs and Experts Discuss the Role of Legislature in Public Finance

    Representatives from the Vietnamese Legislature and parliamentary specialists from 12 countries gathered in Nha Trang today in a two-day forum on the oversight of public finance organized by the National Assembly with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 07 Oct 2005
    MONRE, DFID and UNDP initiative to further link poverty and the environment launched

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the United Nations Development Programme) and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) formally launched a new initiative to support efforts in integrating poverty reduction and environmental protection.

  • 16 Sep 2005
    Viet Nam releases its first-ever national progress report on the MDGs

    Viet Nam released its first-ever national report reviewing its progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) today. While celebrating Viet Nam’s impressive accomplishments toward improved human development, the Report underscores further challenges to reaching the eight MDGs by 2015.

  • 22 Aug 2005
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador visits Viet Nam

    One of Japan’s most accomplished actors and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Misako Konno began her first trip to Viet Nam on Monday meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan.

  • 01 Jul 2005
    New Investment Needs to be Relevant and Practical for Local Poor

    A national conference opened here on 1 July to find ways to effectively assist poor households expand their production to increase income as well as to help improve their access to social services. Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem attended and delivered a key note speech at the conference.

  • 30 Jun 2005
    High-level roundtable confronts the challenges to doi moi - Doi Moi in international spotlight

    The Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) today opened a major international conference to review the first twenty years of the policy reform process known in Vietnamese as doi moi or ‘renovation’.

  • 21 Jun 2005
    National Conference Focuses on Communes with Extreme Difficulties

    A National Conference opened this morning to discuss the draft document for the Socio-economic Development Programme 2006-2010 for Communes with Extreme Difficulties in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous areas. The Conference, organized by the Committee of Ethnic Minorities with support from the United Nations’ Development Programmes (UNDP) and Children's Fund (UNICEF), gathered officials from concerned ministries, agencies and provinces throughout Viet Nam as well as representatives from embassies, UN agencies, and international non-governmental organizations.

  • 08 Jun 2005
    Strengthening local government capacity for implementing pro-poor policies and plans

    Strengthening local government capacities to prepare and implement more pro-poor socio-economic development plans and budgets is the aim of a new project, which was signed here today between the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 05 Jun 2005
    Viet Nam Celebrates the World Environmental Day – 2005

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Dak Lak Provincial People’s Committee organized the National Celebration of the World Environmental Day 2005 with the theme “Green cities: Plan for the Planet” with participation of representatives of the United Nations in Viet Nam.

  • 12 Apr 2005
    Regional Stakeholders Seek to Maximize Impacts of Climate Change Initiatives

    Key stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region are meeting in Ha Noi for a four-day UNDP-GEF Climate Change Project Management Workshop.

  • 08 Apr 2005
    Prime Minister Phan Van Khai Addresses 100th Session of UNDP’s Monthly Donor Group Forum

    Prime Minister Phan Van Khai today addressed ambassadors and other dignitaries at a special meeting held at the Melia Hotel in Ha Noi to celebrate the 100th session of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Monthly Donor Group Forum.

  • 04 Apr 2005
    Viet Nam made progress in dealing with toxic chemicals

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organize a 4-day Training Workshop on “Stockholm Convention Implementation – International Practices” to allow Vietnamese participants to learn from and share experiences with international experts regarding Stockholm Convention implementation, environmental permits, emergency response, and new technologies for environmentally management, treatment and disposal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and to discuss the draft of the National Implementation Plan (NIP) for Stockholm Convention Implementation in Viet Nam.

  • 25 Mar 2005
    UNDP and Vietnamese academy of social sciences launch new initiative to review reform

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) signed today the “Assistance to the 20 Year Review of Doi Moi in Viet Nam” project. The new project will support the Academy with new research and high-level policy discussions on the reform process known as doi moi or ‘renovation’ in Viet Nam.

  • 25 Mar 2005
    Vietnamese inventors to receive WIPO Awards

    On the occasion of the Viet Nam Scientific and Technological Awards ceremony, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recognizes and honors the scientific excellence and technological creativity of Vietnamese inventors and enterprises. WIPO is represented by the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative Jordan Ryan, who will present the awards at the award ceremony to be televised from Ba Dinh Hall in Ha Noi this evening.

  • 18 Mar 2005
    Mekong Delta Region Debates New Poverty Reduction Programme

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is consulting with officials and representatives from the poorest areas in the Mekong delta region on the design of the new National Targeted Programme for Poverty Reduction for the 2006-2010 period. The consultation, opened in An Giang province on 17 March 2005, is the third one in a series of consultations on the draft document of the Programme.

  • 03 Mar 2005
    Viet Nam further its socio-economic cooperation with African countries

    With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund, Viet Nam launched an initiative today to develop further its development cooperation efforts with Benin and Mozambique.

  • 29 Jan 2005
    Viet Nam must focus to reach the Millennium Development Goals, says UN

    The United Nations held a forum with leading media officials today to discuss the implications of the recently released Millennium Project report for Viet Nam.