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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.
21 Dec 2012
Poverty rate among ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam has fallen by 8% over the past 5 years. Among the H’Mong ethnic minority group poverty fallen by 24.3%. This is one of the conclusions in a new report analyzing theiImpacts of Program 135 -phase II, the national poverty reduction programme.
15 Nov 2012
Public Administration Reform - Partnership forum: Enhanced M&E for Public Administration Reform in Viet Nam
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on 15 November jointly held the Public Administration Reform Partnership Forum “Enhancing Monitoring and Evaluation for Public Administration Reform in Viet Nam” in Ha Noi. The Forum focused on the implementation of the PAR Master Programme for 2011-2020, with special attention paid to the PAR Index and its pilot results at central and local levels.
12 Oct 2012
Representatives from local and international non-governmental organizations, the Government, the National Assembly, donor community and the United Nations, gathered in Ha Noi on 12 October to celebrate the role of women and girls in reducing disaster risks in Viet Nam.
20 Sep 2012
It will take 50 years for gender balance to be achieved in Asia-Pacific national legislatures if the increase in women’s participation in parliaments remains at the current pace, says a UN Development Programme (UNDP) study released this week. Economic progress will be limited without equal opportunity for men and women to influence political and economic decision-making, according to the report, which offers a six-step action plan to fast-track women into politics.
28 Aug 2012
New US$ 1.2 million project launched to promote legal empowerment for poor and vulnerable groups in Viet Nam
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) announced today a three-year project that will provide US$ 1.2 million to support VLA and civil society organizations in promoting legal empowerment for the poor in Viet Nam.
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