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1 UN a priority in Viet Nam’s foreign policy: Prime Minister
2 Volunteers "Hang Out" During Mid-Autumn Festival to Paint the Future With Children With Disabilities
3 Viet Nam considers cooperation with UN a top priority: President
4 High-Level Forum to Explore Economic Opportunities from Sustainable Natural Forest Management
5 Counter Trafficking Network Joint Statement To Mark Viet Nam’s National Day Against Trafficking In Persons
6 The UN is seriously concerned about the magnitude of child sexual abuse in Viet Nam
7 UN Resident Coordinator's courtesy call on the Chairperson of National Assembly, H.E. Mme. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
8 Viet Nam embraces zero HIV-related discrimination in health care
9 The new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Viet Nam presents credentials to the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
10 Promoting diversity in business: Executive Dialogue on LGBTI Inclusion
11 Announcement: The arrival of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam – Mr. Kamal Malhotra
12 Health Partnership Group meeting to discuss the National Action Plan to implement the SDGs
13 The Government, UN and partners discuss response to the flood emergency
14 Migrant women of Viet Nam claim social protection and rights
15 Climate Action: Women hold the key
16 UN Viet Nam releases latest results report
17 Migrant resource centre - MRC Nghe An officially opens
18 UNODC supports Viet Nam's efforts to effectively apply international standards in combating transnational organized crime
19 Viet Nam launches bold new development agenda – everyone’s business
20 Trainers enhance their capacity in community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Viet Nam
21 UNDP proposes new measures to green fast-growing aviation
22 Prime Minister leads the UN’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations
23 International Day for Disaster Reduction celebration focuses on local knowledge
24 Viet Nam committed to 8% greenhouse gas emission reduction
25 United Nations and Viet Nam Launch Programme to end Malnutrition and Stunting in Children
26 43 million people exit from poverty in Viet Nam: latest report
27 Ground breaking learning tool for 2016 election women candidates goes live
28 FAO to launch a new project ‘Emerging Pandemic Threats 2’ to keep animals and humans safe from diseases
29 Formulation of the National Action Plan on Zero Hunger Challenge in Viet Nam
30 Exchanging Best Practices of Child Friendly Programmes Across Viet Nam
31 Best practice forensic techniques introduced to Viet Nam to combat wildlife crime
32 UN’s 70th Anniversary countdown
33 FAO supports sustainable shrimp production
34 Millennium Development Goals: four achieved!
35 Da Lat City takes action on Green Growth
36 UN launches Breastfeeding Room in Green One UN House
37 Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September
38 First time UN Women engages Ministry of Defence for gender equality
39 Identifying solutions to fight corruption and combat wildlife and timber trafficking in Asia-Pacific
40 Climate Smart Agriculture: Capturing synergies between adaptation, mitigation and food security
41 Commitments made to enhance the lives of Vietnamese women under CEDAW
42 Men cook up a storm in HeForShe Cooking Contest
43 Closing workshop of Project “Support to National Assessment and Long Term Monitoring of the Forest and Tree Resources in Viet Nam (NFA)”
44 Promoting the role of lawyers in criminal proceedings
45 Policy dialogue on Population and Sustainable development in Viet Nam
46 Secretary-General and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister inaugurate new eco-friendly One UN building in Ha Noi
47 Getting everyone in Viet Nam into the picture
48 FAO-WHO’s joint assessment on the preparedness of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) in Viet Nam
49 Statement for the International Day of the Midwife
50 National Assembly Vice-Chair offers rich praise for Viet Nam Executive Leadership Program

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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


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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.


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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


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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.


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The secretary-general's message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls

 

25 November 2016 - At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.  Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.



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