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Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan MP is visiting Vietnam to speak at the UN Delivering as One conference in Hanoi.
The conference represents an important opportunity to review the achievements and challenges related to the Delivering as One initiative. The United Nations launched the initiative in 2007 to test how the UN family can provide development assistance in a more coordinated way in eight countries - Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay and Vietnam.
Vietnam has made real progress in tackling poverty over the last two decades. However more than ten million people, particularly ethnic minorities, still live below the poverty line.
Mr Duncan will also hold high level talks with the Government of Vietnam and visit a number of DFID-supported programmes in Hoa Binh province to find out how UK aid has helped to improve schooling, sanitation and rural roads.
Video: Alan Duncan visits projects being supported by the UK in Vietnam: