The Ministry of Home Affairs on August 19 presented a “For the cause of the State organisation sector” insignia to Astrid Bant, the UNFPA’s Representative in Vietnam, in recognition of her contributions during her tenure in Vietnam.
Astrid Bant, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s Representative in Vietnam
Speaking at the event, Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan said the UNFPA andthe ministry inked a cooperation programme in 2012, laying a firm and long-termfoundation for their collaboration.
He highlighted the project “Capacity support for the implementation of the NationalYouth Development Strategy 2011-2020,” which has helped Vietnam effectively completetargets set in the strategy, regarding health care, productive health, HIVprevention and fight against gender-based violence among youths.
The UNFPA has also partnered with the ministry in another project that aims tosupport the Vietnamese Government in building and supervising theimplementation of policies on youth development from December 2017 to December2021, Tan said.
He lauded Bant’s assistance to the ministry in the building, issuance andimplementation of policies and laws on young people, including the amended lawon youth.
For her part, Bant said the UNFPA has given the top priority to comprehensiveyouth development and wishes to cooperate with the ministry for a long term in thissphere.-VNA