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  • 27 January - International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust 
  • 08 March - International Women's Day
  • 21 March - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 
  • Week beginning 21 March - Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism & Racial Discrimination
  • 22 March - World Day for Water
  • 23 March - World Meteorological Day
  • 25 March - International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    • 02 April - World Autism Awareness Day
    • 04 April - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
    • 07 April - World Health Day 
    • 23 April - World Book and Copyright Day
    • 03 May - World Press Freedom Day
    • 08 and 09 May - Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
    • 15 May - International Day of Families 
    • 17 May - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
    • 21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 
    • 22 May - International Day for Biological Diversity
    • Week Beginning 25 May Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories -
    • 29 May - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 
    • 31 May - World No-Tobacco Day
    • 04 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
    • 05 June World Environment Day 
    • 17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 
    • 20 June World Refugee Day
    • 23 June United Nations Public Service Day
    • 26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse -
    • 26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture -



    • 8 September International Literacy Day -
    • 15 September International Day for Democracy
    • 16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -
    • 21 September International Day of Peace -
       Last Week of September World Maritime Day -


    • 6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
    • 14 November International Diabetes Federation/WHO World Diabetes Day -
    • 16 November International Day for Tolerance -
       November - 3rd Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
    • 20 November Africa Industrialization Day
    • 20 November Universal Children's Day
    • 21 November World Television Day
    • 25 November International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women
    • 29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

    • 01 December World Aids Day
    • 02 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
    • 03 December International Day of Disabled Persons
    • 05 December International Volunteer Day for Economic
    • 07 December International Civil Aviation Day
    • 09 December International Anti-Corruption Day
    • 10 December Human Rights Day
    • 11 December International Mountain Day
    • 18 December International Migrants Day
    • 19 December United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
    • 20 December International Human Solidarity Day




    1 December 2017

    Michel Sidibé
    Executive Director of UNAIDS
    Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

    This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


    Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

    Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


    Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


    Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

    The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

    However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


    New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


    On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

    As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

    Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
    United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


    Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

    There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

    The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.