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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.
14 Dec 2005
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will support the Communist Party of Viet Nam in an effort to improve the coordination and implementation of the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
13 Dec 2005
Unless energy use becomes more sustainable, Viet Nam will not be able to meet national power demands, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.
29 Nov 2005
Making Public Administration Reform More Effective International Conference hears comments on the review of the first phaseof public administration reform (2001 - 2005)
As Viet Nam enters the second phase (2006 - 2010) of its Master Programme on Public Administration Reform (PAR) in the 2001 - 2010 period, it is essential to review and evaluate the implementation of the first phase (2001 - 2005).
28 Nov 2005
People Living with HIV/AIDS Meet with Vice President Truong My Hoa and Reps of Central Party Commissions and the National Assembly
Vice President Truong My Hoa and leaders of Central Party Commissions and the National Assembly of Viet Nam joined 50 members of the Bright Future group in Ha Noi today to recognize World AIDS Day and the key role people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) can play in HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as to highlight the State's and Party's efforts to put an end to stigma and discrimination against PLWHA.
25 Nov 2005
Australia, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland Join Gov’t-UN Fight Against Avian Influenza
As human cases of Avian Influenza continue to rise in Viet Nam, the governments of Australia, Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden and Switzerland added their support to the $6.8 million Joint Government-United Nations Programme to Combat Avian Influenza, backed by the Netherlands in October.
09 Nov 2005
The rapid human and economic development experienced over 100-years-ago by Sweden can provide valuable lessons to Viet Nam as it moves up the economic ladder.
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