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05 Oct 2009
Countries in Southeast Asia should expand legal channels for migrants and strengthen protection of their rights in order to maximize the potential gains from human mobility, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched in Bangkok and around the world today.
05 Oct 2009
United Nations and VASS call for migration to be included in national and human development strategies
At a workshop on migration held today in Ha Noi, the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the United Nations in Viet Nam made a call for both the benefits and costs of migration to be reflected in Viet Nam’s national development strategies and plans. This will enable the country to maximize the full potential of migration while reducing the vulnerability that some migrants and their families face.
- 17 Sep 2009
21 Aug 2009
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Assembly Committee on Finance and Budgetary Affairs (CFBA) announced today a four-year project that will provide US$ 5.2 million to enhance the public finance and budget oversight capacities of Viet Nam’s National Assembly and its People’s Councils at local levels.
17 Dec 2008
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at a signing ceremony today announced a USD 2.5 million initiative aimed at encouraging socially and environmentally responsible business behavior among enterprises in Viet Nam.
27 Oct 2008
Ms Ligia Elizondo, the UN Development Programme’s Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, today reiterated UNDP’s support for Government policies that aim to improve decision making in the context of unfolding global financial crisis.
16 Sep 2008
The latest draft of Viet Nam’s first-ever Biodiversity Law was shared this morning at a meeting jointly organised by the National Assembly’s Committee of Science, Technology and Environment and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The revised draft law integrates pro-poor principles, recognizing that biodiversity conservation and development cannot be successful without participation of local communities.
01 Aug 2008
UN, Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences to collaborate on National Human Development Report for Viet Nam
The Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today a USD 3.5 million initiative to strengthen research and policy development capacity within VASS, and develop a National Human Development Report for Viet Nam.
30 Jul 2008
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government signed a two and a half-year project today that helps lay the foundation for Viet Nam’s socio- economic policies into the next decade. The USD 2-million project supports formulation of Viet Nam’s national Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) for 2011-2020 by assisting the Development Strategy Institute (DSI) of the Ministry of Planning and Investment to undertake necessary research and access relevant international experience and knowledge.
21 Jul 2008
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today a USD 5.05 million initiative to empower talented women employed in Viet Nam’s public sector to take on leadership roles in various fields. The initiative will also create opportunities for women to undertake advanced study and research at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.
31 Jan 2008
With the goal of creating more effective and responsive elected officials and having regular public consultations on draft laws in Viet Nam, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Office of the National Assembly (ONA) announced a $7.5 million project today.
10 Dec 2007
On International Human Rights Day and less than one month before the start of the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations in Viet Nam vowed continued support to Viet Nam to further meet its human rights commitments.
09 Dec 2007
United Nations and Viet Nam’s Government Inspectorate launch “Your No Counts” campaign to mark Anti-Corruption Day
The United Nations together with the Government Inspectorate will mark International Anti-Corruption Day with a nationwide campaign called, “Corruption: Your No Counts” to support a positive, pro-active and personal stance against corruption.
02 Nov 2007
The United Nations and Viet Nam are working closely to develop a regulatory and legal framework for sustainable development. In two separate events today, national and international experts met to have their say on draft environment laws: In Ha Noi on Viet Nam’s first-ever law on biodiversity and in Ha Long City on the first draft of a proposed law on energy conservation and efficiency.
08 Oct 2007
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a USD 2.5 million initiative today to build knowledge networks on economic development policy and promote business-government dialogue as part of the nation’s continued process of international economic integration.
01 Oct 2007
UN: Viet Nam’s largest firms play key role in economy but need help with skills and markets to remain competitive
UN Development Programme research into Viet Nam’s 200 largest firms reveals Vietnamese companies are dynamic and ambitious but need more help from government to access export markets, acquire new technologies and train workers.
30 Aug 2007
The Office of the National Assembly (ONA), in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), organised a national conference in Da Nang City on Aug 30 and 31 entitled “XII National Assembly: Enhancing Capacity During the Integration Period.”
22 Aug 2007
The UN Development Programme launched two Policy Dialogue Papers today to address two urgent questions relating to social security reform. The questions are “How progressive is social security in Viet Nam?” and “What is the relationship between old age and poverty in Viet Nam?”
21 Aug 2007
The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) jointly signed a project today supporting the Ministry’s public administration reform (PAR) efforts.
04 Jul 2007
Viet Nam is likely to be one of the most affected countries in the world if sea levels continue to rise at current rates. Estimates show that if global sea levels rose by one metre, the country would face losses totalling US$17 billion per year; one fifth of the population would lose their homes; 12.2 percent of Viet Nam’s most fertile land would likely be lost; and 40,000 sq.km of the plain and 17 sq.km of coastal areas in the most affected Mekong Delta provinces would be subject to unprecedented levels of flooding.
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