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UN agencies pledge greater development support for Vietnam

Updated: 15:30’ - 24/01/2005

United Nations (UN) organizations have recently committed USD 74.4 million to help Vietnam achieve sustainable socio-economic development and improve living conditions in 2005.

The UN Development Program (UNDP) has pledged around USD 20 million in 2005. In coming years, it will continue to assist the country in poverty reduction, economic, legal and public administrative reform, environmental efforts and disaster mitigation.

The UNDP also expects to coordinate future efforts with the Vietnamese Government and other partners to fulfill Vietnam’s 2006-2010 socio-economic development plan.

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said it would provide Vietnam with nearly USD 1 million in 2005, concentrating on projects to establish community-based education centers in the Central Highlands, the northern mountainous region and the Mekong river delta region, as well as cultural projects.

Also in 2005, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will pour USD 5.5 million to help maintain food security and secure sustainable development in agriculture, fishery and forestry.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) plans to inject USD 5 million into projects to raise the quality and efficiency of reproductive healthcare services in Vietnam and help carry out its population policies.

With an estimated disbursement of over USD 15 million for 2005, the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) will continue to prioritize its assistance to poor people in rural areas, especially ethnic minority people in remote areas, and households in coastal regions.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will disburse USD 14 million for activities for children’s rights in 2005.

This year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) will assist in implementation of the Labor Code, supervision of labor inspection-related services, and health and labor safety, with a committed amount of USD 3.3 million.

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s commitment to Vietnam in 2005 is expected to be USD 8 million.-
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