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At the invitation of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres paid an official visit to Vietnam from October 21 to October 22, 2022. The visit was on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to the United Nations (1977-2022).

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During his official visit to Vietnam, Mr. António Guterres will visit the General Department of Meteorology and Hydrology; visit the United Nations Green Building in Vietnam; visit the Imperial Citadel/History Museum; attend a tea party presided over by the President. He will also spend time talking with representatives of Vietnamese youth and students.

The visit of the UN Secretary-General shows a strong message of the UN’s importance to the Vietnam-UN partnership over the past 45 years.

The visit also affirms that Vietnam is one of the indispensable members of the United Nations, has been and will make meaningful contributions to the joint work of the United Nations in addressing global challenges. peace and development in the world.

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The VGBC congratulates The Green One United Nations House (GOUNH) exceptional achievement of LOTUS Buildings in Operation (BIO) Platinum Certification in October 2022. As the timing was the same as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ country visit in Vietnam, we were able to personally handover the certification to the Secretary General. GOUNH had first achieved LOTUS Non-residential Major Renovation (NR-P-MR) Platinum certification in 2017, and since LOTUS buildings must prove again their green performance after five years of operation, GOUNH took on the challenge to submit its operation for review. The result was the building and its fantastic building management team successfully achieved LOTUS BIO Platinum certification. The VGBC is excited to have such strong partner in UN Vietnam to promote sustainable buildings to help prevent global warming, to conserve precious natural resources, and to protect the health of building occupants.


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