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17 Oct 2013
A high-level seminar today focused on how to increase women’s representation in elected positions to 35 percent in 2016. The discussion brought together representatives from the Party; Government; Standing Committee of the Women Parliamentarians Group; People’s Committees of several provinces; as well as Ambassadors and representatives from International Organizations.
16 Oct 2013
A forum today highlighted the need to apply a multi-dimensional approach to poverty. Members of the National Steering Committee for Poverty Reduction; representatives from the Government, the National Assembly, the Fatherland Front, mass organizations and development partners gathered in Ha Noi to discuss the progress of poverty reduction work, measures to tackle challenges and orientation for the coming years.
11 Oct 2013
The Government of Viet Nam today took another major step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and rural development with the gathering of more than 100 stakeholders from national government, local authorities, non-government organizations and development partners at an inception workshop in Ha Noi to shape the implementation of UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II.
07 Oct 2013
People of all ages living with disabilities in Viet Nam will enjoy better access to health and education, employment and protection services by 2015 as a result of a high-profile initiative launched today by the UN. It is launched in partnership with disabled people’s organizations and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
03 Oct 2013
Viet Nam’s first ever empirical justice index released today revealed that State agencies’ inefficiency in meeting basic legal requirements and addressing civil disputes and administrative complaints encourages some citizens to seek redress outside the justice system.
27 Sep 2013
The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, and Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung renewed today the mutual commitment to the partnership in the middle-income country (MIC), and witnessed the signing of the memorandum that seals the commitment.
23 Sep 2013
International Conference: “The Orientation of State Budget Law Amendment – International Experience”
Sharing budget reform lessons and orientations for amendments to the State Budget Law was today the objective of an international conference held in Ninh Binh province during 23-24 September, 2013.
02 Sep 2013
"Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific
Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. A Chinese national, Mr. Xu has held various leadership positions in UNDP, most recently as Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
29 Aug 2013
First Legal Policy Dialogue in 2013: “Criminal Laws of Viet Nam in the Context of International Integration”
Criminal Laws of Viet Nam in the Context of International Integration” is the topic of this year’s first Legal Policy Dialogue held today by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme.
29 Jul 2013
Once again at the forefront of global efforts to fight climate change, Viet Nam becomes the first of 47 UN-REDD partner countries to move into the second phase with an additional US$30-million investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved forest and land-use management.
23 Jul 2013
A key project to help Viet Nam meet its human rights obligations was launched in Hanoi today. Over the next 3 and half years the $1.2 million joint Government and UN project will help line Ministries understand their human rights duties and improve the ability to report on progress.
03 Jul 2013
Viet Nam is among more than 40 developing countries identified to have done better than expected in human development terms in recent decades, says the 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) presented in Viet Nam today.
21 Jun 2013
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) today announced a four-year project that will provide nearly US$5 million to enhance the institutional capacity for disaster risk management in Viet Nam.
05 Jun 2013
A first-ever national dialogue on the legal and social challenges facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Viet Nam kicked off today with representatives of LGBT people throughout the country; civil society organizations working on LGBT issues; United Nations agencies and other development partners.
30 May 2013
The UN today called on Viet Nam’s public and private sectors to have a thorough disaster risk assessment as part of their decision making on investments.
14 May 2013
Survey gives citizens unique opportunity to voice their concerns with governance and public administration
The second annual results of an innovative governance survey released today warn that bribery remains widespread in the public sector, and that many citizens perceive bribery to be on the rise. Nearly 14,000 people were interviewed in the latest survey of the Viet Nam Governance and Public Administration Performance Index, PAPI, which was conducted by CECODES in collaboration with the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, with support from the UN.
07 May 2013
New project to enhance exchange of legislative information among agencies of the National Assembly of Viet Nam
The Institute for Legislative Studies under the National Assembly Standing Committee (ILS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced a three-year project that will provide US$1.5 million for enhancing the provision and exchange of legislative information among agencies of the National Assembly of Viet Nam (NA)
15 Apr 2013
The Committee for Financial- Budgetary Affairs of the National Assembly (CFBA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced a three- year project that will provide $2.3 million to enhance the budget oversight capacites of Viet Nam’s elected bodies.
05 Apr 2013
The General Department of Environment the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), recently launched a photo and logo design contest on the theme “Biodiversity in Viet Nam”. The contest is the flagship activity of a series held in Viet Nam to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May.
25 Jan 2013
Less access to fertile land for cultivation is one of the main reasons for persistent poverty among ethnic minority households. This issue, as well as how to ensure equitable and stable access of ethnic minority communities to land and issues around the revision of the Land Law, was discussed by high-level policy makers and other stakeholders at a policy forum in Ha Noi on 25 January 2013.
- Baadam Bai is a leader in her community and former latrine cleaner. Despite prohibitive legislation, a significant proportion of India’s dry latrines are cleaned manually with the vast majority of the cleaners being women. Since 2013, we’ve been supporting these women to seek alternative livelihoods and address this challenge faced by their communities. ©Ishan Tankha/UNDP in India #EqualityMonday 30 minutes ago
- Madleen is Gaza’s first female fisherman. Read about Madleen and other fishermen whose livelihoods were strengthened through our support of Gaza fisheries: #EqualityMonday 5 hours ago
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