UNIS Hanoi Governance
The United Nations International School Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) was established under a 1988 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations. The MOU required UNIS Hanoi to adopt a Constitution. A Certificate of Incorporation for UNIS Hanoi was issued April 7, 1989, and amended December 14, 1999.
The UNIS Hanoi Constitution was first adopted in September 1989, and was last amended May 21, 2013. The Constitution is the principal governance document for the School, providing an overarching framework, fundamental rules and principles that form the foundation for the School’s stability. The Board is responsible for upholding the Constitution and can amend it, subject to the approval of United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, following processes outlined in the Constitution and Board Operating Regulations.
Current governance documents guiding the work of the Board and the School are as follows: