The organisation will further promote friendship and cooperation with people in Vietnam’s neighbouring countries and strategic partners and carry out multilateral activities effectively.
These activities are part of a plan VUFO has outlined for 2011 at a conference held in Hanoi on January 7.
In the plan, VUFO aims to review the national programme on promotion of non-governmental organisations’ aid in the 2006-2010 period and set goals for the programme in the 2011-2015 period.
Last year, VUFO proactively carried out a host of major activities to promote peace, solidarity, friendship and people-to-people cooperation with the country’s traditional friends and important partners.
Prominent activities were related to celebrations of the Vietnam-China Friendship Year, Vietnam’s ASEAN Chair, the 35th anniversary of Liberation of South Vietnam, and the friendship meeting between Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian people.
In 2010, non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Vietnam disbursed US$280 million for projects on healthcare, education, community development, social affairs, mine clearance, and assistance to Agent Orange/dioxin victims in the country.
At a recent ceremony marking VUFO’s 60th founding anniversary, 59 out of 109 NGOs pledged an amount of US$157 million for poverty reduction programmes in Vietnam in 2011.