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The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations recently recognized UNC for significant contributions to the sustainable development of Vietnam. This is the second year in a row that UNC has received this award. UNC Project-Vietnam’s Director Tran Viet Ha, MD, MSc, accepted the award on December 26, 2023.

Tran Viet Ha, MD (second from left) receives an award recognition for UNC-Chapel Hill from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations.


Friendship-Award-VietnamThe Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations is a socio-political organization specialized in people-to-people diplomacy in the field of peace, solidarity, friendship and people’s cooperation, a member of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, playing the central role in people-to-people diplomacy and foreign non-governmental organization affairs; an organization engaged in external politics and  a component part of Vietnam’s specialized foreign affairs force.

Since its establishment, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, together with the forces working in people-to-people diplomacy, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations and member organizations have made great contributions to mobilizing approval, assistance, solidarity and cooperation from people over the world with the cause of fighting for national independence and building and defending the Nation of Vietnamese people.