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  • 28 Nov 2005
    People Living with HIV/AIDS Meet with Vice President Truong My Hoa and Reps of Central Party Commissions and the National Assembly

    Vice President Truong My Hoa and leaders of Central Party Commissions and the National Assembly of Viet Nam joined 50 members of the Bright Future group in Ha Noi today to recognize World AIDS Day and the key role people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) can play in HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as to highlight the State's and Party's efforts to put an end to stigma and discrimination against PLWHA.

  • 25 Nov 2005
    Australia, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland Join Gov’t-UN Fight Against Avian Influenza

    As human cases of Avian Influenza continue to rise in Viet Nam, the governments of Australia, Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden and Switzerland added their support to the $6.8 million Joint Government-United Nations Programme to Combat Avian Influenza, backed by the Netherlands in October.

  • 09 Nov 2005
    Swedish Development Experience Shared with Viet Nam

    The rapid human and economic development experienced over 100-years-ago by Sweden can provide valuable lessons to Viet Nam as it moves up the economic ladder.

  • 26 Oct 2005
    The Netherlands Commits $1.2 million to Support National Programme Against Avian Influenza

    The Netherlands agreed to contribute one million euros ($1.2 million USD) to support the United Nations-coordinated emergency preparedness programme against Avian Influenza in Viet Nam.

  • 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.