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CSR calendar forum on consumers’ issues winning consumers’ trust and enterprises’ credibility for sustainable domestic market

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Ha Noi, 15th September 2014 – Enterprises will have direct dialogue with national and international experts sharing experience on winning consumers' trust and boosting enterprises' credibility for sustainable domestic market. How to make more and more Vietnamese select and trust local products? How enterprises survive in harsh competitive retail market? How to build a domestic market where consumers trust producers and producers and retailers are trustful?

Those issues will be discussed during the CSR Calendar Forum on Consumer Issues on 17 September 2014 in Hanoi in course of the newly started project "From Global Compact to Local Impact! - Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among Vietnamese Business Community for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)". This project is a joint initiative of the Office for Business Sustainable Development (SDforB) at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is funded by the UN One Plan Fund (OPF). The project also aims for synergies with the EU funded Switch Asia policy module on the development of a national SCP action plan lead by UNEP as well as with the UN Global Compact Vietnam Network under VCCI-SDforB.

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Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All

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UNONE-870Son Tay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 16 September 2014 - The Education Joint Sector Review Forum in Viet Nam organized by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), with support from UNESCO and other international agencies, such as the Technical Cooperation of Belgium, UNICEF, and the World Bank, officially commences its activities today.

In November 2013, the Communist Party issued a Resolution on Fundamental and Comprehensive Education Reform that aims to develop education in Viet Nam to become an advanced education system that meets regional and international standards by 2030 with curriculum renovation for the period after 2015 as one specific objective set out to be achieved for general education.

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Viet Nam improves reporting systems on education financing

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edufinanceHa Noi, 15 September 2014 - Viet Nam is taking part in a global initiative to improve national reporting systems on education financing flows, together with seven other countries, funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). This collaborative project seeks to improve the completeness and quality of education finance data available for national policy-making and international reporting in participating countries, and to develop international methods around the framework of National Education Accounts.  

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Global report calls for universal basic social services and protection

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Ha Noi, 11 September 2014 — Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable, says the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) presented in Viet Nam today by the UN Development Programme in collaboration with the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences.

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