Vietnam has taken the initiative to be one of the eight pilot countries for the UN Reform Programme at the national level, which aims to achieve One Plan, One Management, One Budget, One Leader and One House for all UN agencies operating in a country. Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Chairman of the Vietnam National UNESCO Commission, said it is a great honour for Vietnam to be the first among pilot countries chosen to host the conference on One UN, thus reflecting the UN’s high appreciation of the country. At the three-day conference, representatives of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the eight pilot countries and 19 members of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) discussed measures and made recommendations to promote the UN reform process. They also reviewed the implementation of the One UN Initiative over the past two years, and the role of UNESCO’s commissions in this process. The One UN Initiative was introduced to avoid the overlapping of resources and save budget in order to improve the effectiveness, transparency and democracy in the UN agencies’ activities.