New United Nations Viet Nam Internet Site is Launched

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A new Web site bringing together all the United Nations agencies operating in Viet Nam under the one “virtual roof” was launched recently.

Substantive information about the UN, as well as its concrete actions in Viet Nam, can now be seen at http://www.un.org.vn.

 The UN in Viet Nam home page contains a wealth of useful and interesting information on donor coordination; coming events; key documents such as “Issues papers on follow-up in Viet Nam to major world conferences”; latest news; the quarterly newsletter “UN News”; the UN Library; and general facts about Viet Nam.

Among the various special features of the home page is the ability to order a variety of publications on line.

“This new website reflects an international move towards further UN reform and joint activities under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework – an initiative which was pioneered in Viet Nam during 1998,” said acting UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam Jens Urich Hannibal.

“Visitors to the UN site will be able to access information on many cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, poverty alleviation, sustainable human development, as well as on joint UN action and programming which aim to ensure effective and efficient use of UN resources for the benefit of Vietnamese people.”

The new home page links with specific information on the activities of all UN agencies in Viet Nam as well as a link to the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS. Visitors may also connect to each agency's headquarters for a global perspective on latest events and initiatives elsewhere in the world.

The acting UN Resident Coordinator said that the home page would be continuously updated and expanded to highlight the work of the UN in Viet Nam for international users and the growing market of Internet users in Viet Nam.

“We are confident that visitors will find the home page a reliable source of information on UN development work, in particular, as well as various development issues, in general, as we approach the new Millennium,” he said. “We would like to invite everyone to visit our new home page at http://www.un.org.vn