One Plan 2012-2016

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In March 2012, the United Nations signed a new five-year plan of cooperation with the Government of Viet Nam. The new One Plan 2012-2016, unlike the previous One Plan II, is the common programmatic framework for participating UN system agencies and is aligned with national planning cycles, in particular the 2011-2015 Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP). With one budget and one results matrix, it sets out a focused and coherent joint work programme based on national priorities and on the comparative advantages of participating UN agencies.

The One Plan was signed between the Government and 15 resident agencies: FAO, IFAD, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNV, UN Women, WHO, as well as two non-resident UN agencies, ITC and UNEP.

Objectives and Outcomes

The strategic and rights-based One Plan is designed to help accelerate Viet Nam's progress to reach unmet MDGs, with UN support prioritized under the following three 'Focus Areas':

Focus Area 1: Inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth

Balances economic goals and social, human and environmental development, so the most vulnerable and disadvantaged also benefit from economic growth. Efforts to reduce environmental degradation, scale-up green production and promote energy-efficient, sustainable, green business models and economics are also supported. In addition, the UN assists disaster risk management and reduction efforts, with a focus on building resilience to environmental stresses and hazards at all levels.

Focus Area 2: Access to quality essential services and social protection

Assists Viet Nam to improve the quality of essential services, such as education and health, at all levels to ensure access for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. A more effective national social protection system that provides increased coverage, quality and equitable access is also a key focus.

Focus Area 3: Governance and participation

Supports enhanced governance and participation, in particular by and for the benefit of the most vulnerable members of society.