NAP Development Process
Vietnam is in the process of developing a NAP, to be published by 2022:
The momentum for #RespBiz is amazingly high in 🇻🇳. 2days working on #HaLong #roadmap for #NAP on #RespBiz has achieved great agreement on MOJ drafing & proposing #NAP to Gov by 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣. Participating ministries, eg MOLISA-MOIT-MONRE-SBV-VGCL strongly #committed to #NAPProcess. pic.twitter.com/fWVyKOM5JC
— Harpreet Kaur (@hkaur0304) November 27, 2020
In July 2018, the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam requested UNDP’s support to develop a road map to advance responsible business conduct in Vietnam. UNDP B+HR has provided support in Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to feed momentum and ensure best practices on NAP implementation are considered.
“At the request of the Government of Vietnam, UNDP will provide assistance to draft a “Road Map to Business and Human Rights.” This request signals one of the most important opportunities to position another ASEAN country on the same track as Indonesia and Thailand. The appointment of a clear focal point for Business and Human Rights within the Ministry of Justice and the workshop planned for March on the road-map, also evidences encouraging progress. Despite these developments, UNDP anticipates a slow and lengthy process. UNDP is investing in advocacy efforts to have Business and Human Rights as a subject in focus of the recommendations which will be presented to Vietnam during the UPR process in January. A recommendation on BHR presented and accepted by the Government of Vietnam would be a game changer and significantly facilitate project implementation in this country.”