The UN continues to support the development of voluntary activities in Vietnam

Web.HCYU.08/11/2013. Hanoi, The Vietnam Volunteer Information Resource Center (VVIRC) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) signed the project "Strengthening the Capacity of Volunteerism for Development in Vietnam" (VDVN project 2nd phase (2013-2015) on morning of 05/11/2013.

Presented at the ceremony were Mr. Phan Van Mai, Permanent Secretary of the Central HCYU, President of the Vietnam Youth Federation, Mr Richard Dictus - Director of Global Volunteer Program of the United Nations, Mr Rafael Martinez - Pacific Asian Director of the United Nations Volunteer Program, Mrs Patricia English, Head of UNV Vietnam, Mr Vu Minh Ly, Director of the VVIRC.

On behalf of the Central HCYU, Mr Phan Van Mai introduced voluntary activities and movements in Vietnam. He thanked the UNV for its assistance and cooperation, helping to expand and develop the international volunteering field in Vietnam over the first project phase. Mr Mai emphasized the results received in the first phase of the VDVN project (2009-2012). It has strengthened volunteering in Vietnam, with the advent of Vietnam Volunteer Information Resource Center (VVIRC), a center of the Central Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

Permanent Secretary of the Central Union Phan Van Mai and Mr. Richard Dictus - Director of Global Volunteer Program of the United Union and representatives of the two parties signed the second phase project
Permanent Secretary of the Central Union Phan Van Mai and Mr. Richard Dictus, Director of Global Volunteer Program of the United Nations and representatives of the two parties signed the second phase project

Mr Dictus Richards, Director of Global Volunteer Program of the United Nations said the UN's highest priority of the upcoming period is youth volunteer programs to mobilize the participation and contribution youth volunteers for social-economic development of each country and solutions of global problems, particularly the UNV was researching "native volunteers " strategy being piloted in Asian countries in the near future.

At the meeting, the two sides agreed on a number of issues to continue to support and promote volunteering in Vietnam and contribute to the development of the volunteer activities in local areas, as well as all over the world  such as: UNV would support Central HCYU and VVIRC for the successful implementation of Vietnam volunteering Year 2014, the UNV will also share Vietnam with the assessment report on the infrastructure of the 20 countries, UNV desired Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Central Union would share the valuable lessons in the field of volunteering , especially volunteering movements to help build strategic report "Volunteer Decade" (2015-2025) to submit to the  Secretary-General of the United Nations; UNV will continue to support the development of VVIRC network and partnership in the field of volunteering between the countries in the region and around the world.

On this occasion, the UNV and the Central Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union signed the second phase VDVN project with funding for Phase 2 of the project being $132,000. Accordingly, the United Nations Volunteers Program (UNV) and HCYU continue to strengthen cooperation Vietnam Volunteer Information Resource Center and will coordinate the activities which will honor the role of volunteers organizations such as: national volunteer award, developing and expanding the network of international voluntary cooperation, to strengthen the capacity and operational support for organizations, clubs, teams, volunteer groups and so forth. This is a practical activity towards 3-year anniversary of VVIRC – VVIRC (22/11/2010-22/11/2013) and International Volunteer Day (12/05/2013).

The United Nations Volunteers program (UNV) is the UN organization supporting human development in a sustainable manner on a global scale through the promotion of volunteerism, including the mobilization of volunteers. Thereby, UNV has cooperated with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central in promoting volunteering activities in Vietnam. From 2009 to 2012, the UNV and UN organizations funded the HCYU through the "Strengthening the Capacity of Volunteerism for Development in Vietnam" project with significant achievement in the volunteering field, particularly the establishment of the Vietnam Volunteer Information Resource Center (VVIRC) of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central.

 

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