Viet Nam, UN sign the One Plan


signing02First UN Common Plan at Country Level Launched

Ha Noi The Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations in Viet Nam marked a major milestone recently in the One UN Initiative by signing the “One Plan”, a common action plan until 2010. The One Plan brings together in one coherent programming framework the programmes of 6 UN entities - UNICEF; UNDP; UNFPA; UNAIDS; UNIFEM and UNV. It is expected that by early 2008 a revised One Plan will be finalised with all UN Agencies operating in Viet Nam fully integrated. 

UN Resident Coordinator John Hendra said at the signing that “While we have a lot of hard work ahead of us in both implementation, and in revising the One Plan with the full UN Country Team, in getting to today we have already seen how working much more closely together as One United Nations enhances programmatic coherence, brings greater synergies and helps us be more responsive to key national priorities. The needs of Viet Nam are indeed changing quickly – and we as the UN need to continue to change with them.”

Representing the Government, Mr. Vo Hong Phuc, Minister of Planning and Investment, added that “On this occasion, I would like to warmly congratulate the efforts of the related parties in developing and signing this remarkable document. The creation of One United Nations in Viet Nam stems from the need to strengthen the United Nations as a competent and effective partner of the Vietnamese Government, supporting the country’s development process for the interests of the Vietnamese people.” 



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