HA NOI (VNS) — General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will visit Viet Nam for two days from today. It will be his second visit since he took office in 2007.
The visit is designed to increase the effectiveness of UN aid in implementing the post-2015 Development Agenda, particularly in mitigating the impacts of climate change.
The relationship between Viet Nam and the UN has been expanded and deepened over the years and leaders from both sides have had frequent contact.
Since becoming a member of the UN in 1977, Viet Nam has made practical contributions to the world organisation'ss activities in many fields, most noticeably completing its role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2008-09.
The country is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council and is participating in the UN's peacekeeping activities and its reform initiatives.
The "One-UN Initiative" in Viet Nam is the first of its kind implemented by the UN worldwide.
Established in October 24, 1945, with the initial 51 members, the UN now has 193 member countries. — VNS