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  • 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.

  • 12 Jan 2005
    Doi moi review begins with first roundtable meeting - Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences and UNDP launch new reform review project

    “Doi moi has to be for the benefit of the people, based on the people, making full use of the people’s initiative and creativity, suitable to reality and adaptable to changes,” said First Deputy Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, as he helped to launch the First High Level Roundtable Meeting of the 20 Year Review of doi moi. “Doi moi has to be based on making full use of internal strength while at the same time, exploring external assistance, combining national strength with the strength of the time in the context of globalization and international economic integration.”

  • 15 Dec 2004
    Viet Nam puts actions together for sustainable development

    A National Conference opened this morning to discuss the implementation of the National Strategic Orientation for Sustainable Development, which was approved by the Government last August in its Decision No.153. The two-day Conference gathered high-level officials from the Party, the Government, the National Assembly and provinces, as well as representatives from businesses, research institutions, mass organizations and Donors/NGOs communities.

  • 24 Nov 2004
    International Workshop Spotlights Corruption

    The issue of anti-corruption from global and local perspectives, including the UN Convention Against Corruption, was the focus of a discussion opened here this morning by the Government Inspectorate in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 24 Nov 2004
    Taking Stock, Planning Ahead to Achieving the MDGs

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly launched the evaluation report ("Taking Stock, Planning Ahead") of the National Targeted Programme (NTP) on Hunger Eradication and Poverty Reduction Programme (HEPR) and Programme 135. The independent evaluation was conducted during 2003-04 by a team of national and international consultants coordinated by the UNDP-supported project, VIE/02/001 “Support to the Improvement and Implementation of the National HEPR Targeted Programme”

  • 26 Oct 2004
    Services Sector- an Engine for Growth and Poverty Reduction

    The development of the services sector as an engine for growth and poverty reduction is the central issue discussed today in Ha Noi at a gathering of high level officials and representatives from the government, business sector, donors and other civil society organizations.

  • 20 Sep 2004
    Policy Makers Discuss Ethics and Accountability

    Ethics and accountability and their relation to corruption are the central issues discussed this morning in Ha Noi at a gathering of high-level representatives from five countries around the region.

  • 03 Aug 2004
    Business Meeting Calls for More Incentives for Domestic Investment

    More efforts are needed to promote domestic investment and spread the benefits of economic growth more evenly across provinces of Viet Nam, said participants to the Fourth Domestic Business Meeting, held today in Nam Dinh.

  • 25 Jun 2004
    Communicators and Reporters Called to Promote Sustainable Development

    At a workshop opened this afternoon in the central city of Da Nang, the Party Central Committee for Ideology and Culture (PCCIC) focused on the important role that local communicators and reporters can play in helping Viet Nam advance on the path to sustainable dvelopment.

  • 11 Jun 2004
    Coca-Cola joins UNDP to provide clean water for communities

    The Coca-Cola Company today joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in an effort to provide “Clean Water for Communities in Viet Nam”. The project will help improve the access to clean water of selected rural communes in Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Ha Tay, Lang Son, Tuyen Quang and Tra Vinh provinces. Coca-Cola will provide funds to UNDP on a cost-sharing basis towards implementation of the project, which will promote community action for promotion and access to clean water through local self-help groups.

  • 03 Jun 2004
    UNDP to Step up Cooperation Programme in Viet Nam

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is committed to step up its assistance programme in the coming years to help Viet Nam achieve its reform agenda, said Dr. Hafiz Pasha, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and UN Assistant Secretary General who was in Ha Noi for a five-day visit to Viet Nam.

  • 31 May 2004
    Transition Economies Meet in Viet Nam to Take Stock of Two Decades of Market Reform

    A high level international policy conference on transition economies opened today in Ha Noi to take stock of and exchange experiences on some of the most important lessons learned in transition economies over the past two decades.

  • 13 May 2004
    Viet Nam and China Meet to Compare Recent Reform Experiences

    Policy-makers and researchers from Viet Nam and China are meeting today to exchange lessons and experience on key reforms as the two neighbouring countries strive to maintain fast economic growth and accelerate international integration.