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02 Jun 2011
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook on “Catalysing Climate Finance”, advising decision makers in developing countries how to tap into growing environmental finance markets.
31 Mar 2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Tinh, Binh Dinh, Da Nang, Hai Duong and Thua Thien Hue have the highest scores in aggregate governance and public administration performance index. This is a result of the policy research entitled “The Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) in 2010
09 Nov 2010
The 20th anniversary edition of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report, launched today in Ha Noi, spotlights countries that made the greatest progress in recent decades as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI), with China, Indonesia, Lao PDR and South Korea all making the Report’s "Top 10 Movers” list.
19 Oct 2010
Results of a survey by VietNamNet and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), released today, show that in order to increase the satisfaction with public administrative procedures three areas in particular need to be improved. These are: (i) completing procedures within the stated deadline; (ii) improving the competence and attitude of civil servants; and (iii) providing clear information about the procedures.
22 Sep 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented today the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Acceleration Framework, an innovative approach designed to help countries identify and resolve barriers to eradicating extreme poverty, and achieving sustainable development.
30 Aug 2010
A 2-day conference "12th National Assembly (NA): Essential Reforms for Development,” began in Hoi An city today. The conference is co-chaired by Mr. Nguyen Duc Kien, Vice President of the National Assembly of Viet Nam and Mr. John Hendra, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam with the participation of representatives from NA’s agencies, diplomatic missions, international community as well as related Government’s agencies.
26 Jul 2010
In the last couple of weeks, hundreds of Vietnamese citizens from 44 provinces across Viet Nam have expressed their personal views of public administrative procedures through a unique online poll set up by VietNamNet and UNDP.
28 Jun 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will work with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Ministry of Defence, and local authorities on a new project called “Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contaminated Hotspots in Viet Nam”, which was launched today in Ha Noi.
17 Jun 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched, today, an extensive assessment of what must be done to advance sustainable development and reduce global poverty. The report, titled What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment, identifies a concrete action agenda to inform the outcome of the World leaders’ MDG Summit in New York, this September.
16 Jun 2010
Governments, donors and United Nations keep up momentum towards Delivering as One at Global Conference in Viet Nam
After three working days, the "High Level Tripartite Conference on Delivering as One: Lessons from Country-led Evaluation and Way Forward“ has been a success. “This High-level Tripartite Conference demonstrated he realized outcome strong partnership among the Government, the United Nations and the donor community”. Minister of Planning and Investment Vo Hong Phuc noted.
15 Jun 2010
UNDP Chief hails Viet Nam’s progress on the millennium goals; says environmental issues could be addressed through cleaner energy use
On the second day of her official visit to Viet Nam, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited Bat Trang village, an ancient center for ceramics, to encourage the use of cleaner energy in their kilns. UNDP supports a project which provides short term loans to business owners to switch from coal fired kilns to cleaner gas, significantly reducing CO2 emission and saving energy.
15 Jun 2010
Vietnamese women are an increasingly active role in socio– economic development. They make up around 50% of labour market, of which nearly half are skilled workers in various sectors. Viet Nam is already a medium 'Human Development Index’ (HDI) country according to the UNDP’s global system of indicators, and in terms of gender empowerment is ranked higher than some high HDI countries.
14 Jun 2010
Global conference on efforts to improve United Nations support to countries’ development priorities hosted by Viet Nam
An international gathering on UN reform efforts at the country level – the‘High Level Tripartite Conference on Delivering as One: Lessons from Country-led Evaluation and Way Forward’ – is taking place in Ha Noi from 14-16 June.
09 Jun 2010
First of a kind survey asks Vietnamese citizens about their experiences with public administrative procedures
VietNamNet and UNDP Viet Nam are today launching the first-ever online public poll on Vietnamese citizens’ views and experiences of public administrative procedures (www.hienkecchc.vn). The survey, which runs for three months, aims to support the ongoing Government efforts to enhance public administration reform and simplification of administrative procedures.
14 May 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched the second annual Picture This photo contest today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The contest, titled Picture This: We Can End Poverty, seeks to show the inspirational work that is being done in many countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals agreed on by world leaders to halve extreme poverty by 2015.
27 Apr 2010
A Vietnamese delegation is in Brasilia for a week-long discussion with the Brazilian Government, the UN and civil society on how to better employ research results for the implementation of policies towards human development and social protection.
05 Apr 2010
The United Nations and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) today announced a four-year project which will support national agencies and provincial authorities in safely disposing existing stockpiles of banned and harmful persistent organic pesticides in Viet Nam.
09 Mar 2010
While Asia and the Pacific can take pride in the region’s vibrant economic transformation in recent decades, this has not always translated into progress on gender equality.
27 Nov 2009
New US$ 6.4 million project "launched to promote access to justice and protection of rights in Viet Nam"
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced today a five-year project that will provide US$ 6.4 million to support MOJ and related justice agencies in strengthening access to justice and rights protection for the poor and vulnerable in Viet Nam.
29 Oct 2009
New EUR 1.17 million anti-corruption project signed: Partnership between UNDP, UNODC, European Commission and Government Inspectorate
A new project to strengthen the capacity of the Government Inspectorate and Government of Viet Nam to monitor and report on corruption was launched today in Ha Noi. The EUR 1.17 million project will start in November and will run for four years. It is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Commission and the Government Inspectorate.
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