Follow us on: 

Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations sign new One Plan for 2012-2016

Print Email

op3 signing mpi 01Ha Noi, 27 March 2012 – On behalf of the Government of Viet Nam, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh and representatives of the 16 UN agencies in Viet Nam and IOM today signed a new One Plan, covering the period 2012 to 2016. The new One Plan is the framework for cooperation programmes of UN agencies and IOM in Viet Nam over the next five years. It outlines a joint and strategic programme of work which will support Viet Nam in addressing its development priorities. The total budget for the One Plan is estimated at US$ 480 million.

The One Plan outlines three broad focus areas where the UN and the Government of Viet Nam will jointly implement work in the period from 2012 to 2016. This includes supporting the Government to achieve inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth; access to quality essential services and social protection; and enhanced governance and participation. Work in these areas responds to Viet Nam’s priorities, as outlined in the 2011-2020 Socio-Economic Development Strategy and the 2011-2015 Socio-Economic Development Plan.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh stated clearly: “We have agreed that the One Plan aims to mobilize, manage and use effectively the ODA provided by the UN to meet the social and economic development priorities of Viet Nam and in line with the comparative advantages of the UN. The One Plan 2012-2016 is an important guiding document for UN agencies and Vietnamese agencies to identify specific activities, continue to implement the Ha Noi Core Statement on aid effectiveness and implement the Delivering as One Initiative which will foster the joint programming of the UN, identify areas of better cooperation, minimize overlapping and reduce time as well as management costs of the involved stakeholders.”

UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, Ms. Pratibha Mehta, said: “The One Plan 2012-2016 aims to support Viet Nam in promoting inclusive growth and tackling climate change, ensuring equitable service delivery and improving governance. The new One Plan also marks the beginning of a new five year phase of the Delivering as One Initiative in Viet Nam which will continue to strengthen the ‘six one’s’ and strive for inclusive and equitable sustainable development.”   

The new One Plan for 2012-2016 represents a significant pillar of the Delivering as One Initiative in Viet Nam. As one of eight global pilot countries, the Delivering as One Initiative aims for UN system wide coherence and greater efficiency and effectiveness at the country level. The signing of the new One Plan demonstrates the commitment of the Government of Viet Nam to remain at the forefront of UN reforms and of UN agencies to continue to ‘deliver as one’ to benefit the people of Viet Nam.

The success of the Delivering as One Initiative in Viet Nam is in large part due to the strong cooperation between the Government, donors and the UN.

Speaking on behalf of donors, Peter D’Huys, First Secretary for Development Cooperation from the Belgium Embassy and Co-Chair of the DaO Informal Donor Group in Viet Nam stressed the leadership provided by the Government to the UN reform process and that the tripartite spirit has been important to drive the process forward. He also noted that development partners will continue to work with the Government and UN to ensure the One Plan remains relevant to the needs of Viet Nam.  

There are 16 UN agencies – FAO, IFAD, ILO, ITC, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNV, UN Women and WHO – as well as IOM participating in the One Plan.  


Notes for editors:

The global ‘Delivering as One’ reform initiative was launched in 2006 when the governments of eight countries – Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay, and Viet Nam – volunteered to become Delivering as One pilot countries. The eight countries agreed to capitalize on the strengths and comparative advantages of the different members of the UN family and look at ways to increase the UN system’s impact.

In Viet Nam, the initiative brings together the expertise, experience and capacities of all UN agencies in the country to provide more coordinated and effective assistance. The six pillars of reform in Viet Nam include One Plan, One Budget, One Leader, One Set of Management Practices, One Voice and the Green One UN House.

Related information

For further information, please contact:

  • Ms. Nguyen Viet Lan | UN Communications Team | Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   |  Tel: 04 3822 4383, ext: 121
  • Mr Vu Thuong | Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning Investment | Tel: 08044928




1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.