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30 Nov 2006
Now is the time for Viet Nam to invest in a modern, integrated social security system, says United Nations
As Viet Nam progresses socially and economically, social security provision must keep pace to support a growing and dynamic population through well-integrated programmes for health, childcare, education, employment security and pension policies.
24 Nov 2006
International experts joined government and donor representatives today to critically discuss how to change the culture of the civil service, modernize public management and introduce anti-corruption and e-government into Viet Nam’s Public Administration Reform (PAR) efforts, and most importantly, how to keep pace with economic development.
10 Nov 2006
UNDP’s Human Development Report: Global water and sanitation crisis is a “silent emergency” – UN Country Team praises Viet Nam’s commitment to the issue, but gaps must be closed
For less than five days’ worth of global military spending and less than half what rich countries spend each year on mineral water, the world’s water and sanitation crisis could be averted and millions of lives could be saved, said UN Development Programme’s Human Development Report (HDR) 2006.
01 Nov 2006
Viet Nam and the international community join forces to coordinate the national fight against Avian Influenza
With winter fast-approaching, Viet Nam, along with the international community took another positive step today in its fight against Avian Influenza and the threat of a human pandemic by establishing a national partnership framework to ensure all AI programming and funding in Viet Nam is coordinated and fits into the priorities of a single national plan.
26 Oct 2006
Farmers in some of the least developed provinces in Viet Nam will now have instant access to pricing and market information through a new telecentre initiative developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Intel and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
17 Oct 2006
FDI inflows to South, East, and South-East Asia achieve new high - Viet Nam follows the trend but investment in infrastructure and workforce still needed
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to South, East, and South-East Asia, including Oceania, reached a new high of US$165 billion in 2005, a 19% increase over 2004, according to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2006, FDI from Developing and Transition Economies: Implications for Development.
09 Oct 2006
“Ho Chi Minh City needs to find news ways to finance infrastructure development and service delivery to meet the needs of a growing urban economy,”
05 Oct 2006
Viet Nam needs to take a “leap forward“ in its policy and institutional arrangements if it wants to maintain the fragile environmental health of its protected areas, according to a new policy brief released today by the Forest Protection Department (FPD) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
05 Oct 2006
International and national environment experts will gather in Ha Noi over the next three days to discuss Viet Nam’s national action plan for protecting the environment through the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
29 Sep 2006
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) will work with the Viet Nam Lawyers Association (VLA) to improve its ability to advocate for legal reforms and equal access to justice, including establishing mobile legal clinics to reach the poorest and most remote populations.
27 Jul 2006
A group of key Vietnamese policy makers and politicians will travel to the United States and Canada next week to learn from the experiences of the two developed countries on issues like budget oversight and the management of taxes.
17 Jun 2006
Today, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) jointly organize a national meeting to celebrate the International Year of Deserts and Desertification 2006.
15 Jun 2006
Former US Ambassador and UN Assistant Secretary-General among presenters at final doi moi review meeting
Former US Ambassador to Viet Nam, Pete Peterson will join Malaysian political economist and UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram at the fourth and final Doi Moi Review High Level Roundtable meeting.
02 Jun 2006
“Drylands are found in all regions, cover more than 40 per cent of the Earth and are home to nearly 2 billion people -- one-third of the world’s population,” said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a recent statement. “For most dryland dwellers, life is hard and the future often precarious. It is essential that we do not neglect them or the fragile habitats on which they depend.”
17 May 2006
A consultation to seek the views of people living with HIV (PLWHA) on the draft Law on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS was held in Ha Noi last week by the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and USAID-POLICY Project.
09 May 2006
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Viet Nam announced their five-year programme plan today at a signing ceremony in Ha Noi.
09 May 2006
According to the results of the first-ever national study of Viet Nam’s civil society, there is a diverse mix of highly-engaged groups and organizations working in Viet Nam, but cooperation between them is still weak and they are having limited impact.
04 May 2006
Second National Sustainable Development Conference Opens: Making development more inclusive, sustainable and equitable
In an effort to localize Viet Nam’s plan for sustainable development, commonly known as Viet Nam’s Agenda 21, social and political organizations joined academics and representatives from government agencies today at the Second National Conference on Sustainable Development.
27 Mar 2006
New project launched to support leaders of the National Assembly to implement National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will support the National Assembly of Viet Nam in an effort to improve the coordination and implementation of the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
15 Dec 2005
With the aim of taking a long-term view of the future economic and social development of Viet Nam, leading international and Vietnamese scholars gathered today for a two-day conference in Ha Noi.
- After the death of her husband, infected with the Ebola virus, M'balu and her children had to burn a whole lifetime of the family's personal effects to stop the spread of the disease. Solidarity kits for survivors are one part of our #EbolaResponse efforts to help affected families in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Read the fully story on http://on.undp.org/Dx7Kb 12 hours ago
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia comprise one of two regions in the world where new HIV infections are still on the rise. Read how we are engaging civil society to reach populations most at risk of HIV infection: #EndHIVThursday Yesterday AT 12:00 PM
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