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1 The UN is seriously concerned about the magnitude of child sexual abuse in Viet Nam
2 UN Resident Coordinator's courtesy call on the Chairperson of National Assembly, H.E. Mme. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
3 Viet Nam embraces zero HIV-related discrimination in health care
4 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
5 Promoting diversity in business: Executive Dialogue on LGBTI Inclusion
6 Announcement: The arrival of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam – Mr. Kamal Malhotra
7 Health Partnership Group meeting to discuss the National Action Plan to implement the SDGs
8 The Government, UN and partners discuss response to the flood emergency
9 Migrant women of Viet Nam claim social protection and rights
10 Climate Action: Women hold the key
11 UN Viet Nam releases latest results report
12 Migrant resource centre - MRC Nghe An officially opens
13 UNODC supports Viet Nam's efforts to effectively apply international standards in combating transnational organized crime
14 Viet Nam launches bold new development agenda – everyone’s business
15 Trainers enhance their capacity in community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Viet Nam
16 UNDP proposes new measures to green fast-growing aviation
17 Prime Minister leads the UN’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations
18 International Day for Disaster Reduction celebration focuses on local knowledge
19 Viet Nam committed to 8% greenhouse gas emission reduction
20 United Nations and Viet Nam Launch Programme to end Malnutrition and Stunting in Children
21 43 million people exit from poverty in Viet Nam: latest report
22 Ground breaking learning tool for 2016 election women candidates goes live
23 FAO to launch a new project ‘Emerging Pandemic Threats 2’ to keep animals and humans safe from diseases
24 Formulation of the National Action Plan on Zero Hunger Challenge in Viet Nam
25 Exchanging Best Practices of Child Friendly Programmes Across Viet Nam
26 Best practice forensic techniques introduced to Viet Nam to combat wildlife crime
27 UN’s 70th Anniversary countdown
28 FAO supports sustainable shrimp production
29 Millennium Development Goals: four achieved!
30 Da Lat City takes action on Green Growth
31 UN launches Breastfeeding Room in Green One UN House
32 Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September
33 First time UN Women engages Ministry of Defence for gender equality
34 Identifying solutions to fight corruption and combat wildlife and timber trafficking in Asia-Pacific
35 Climate Smart Agriculture: Capturing synergies between adaptation, mitigation and food security
36 Commitments made to enhance the lives of Vietnamese women under CEDAW
37 Men cook up a storm in HeForShe Cooking Contest
38 Closing workshop of Project “Support to National Assessment and Long Term Monitoring of the Forest and Tree Resources in Viet Nam (NFA)”
39 Promoting the role of lawyers in criminal proceedings
40 Policy dialogue on Population and Sustainable development in Viet Nam
41 Secretary-General and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister inaugurate new eco-friendly One UN building in Ha Noi
42 Getting everyone in Viet Nam into the picture
43 FAO-WHO’s joint assessment on the preparedness of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) in Viet Nam
44 Statement for the International Day of the Midwife
45 National Assembly Vice-Chair offers rich praise for Viet Nam Executive Leadership Program
46 UNICEF Interviews Dr Anne Lindboe, Norwegian Ombudsman for Children
47 One third of Viet Nam’s most vulnerable communes have disaster risk reduction plans
48 UNFPA discussion with elected officials on Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health policies
49 Workshop promotes gender equality in the media
50 Don’t Be Late! Follow the National Immunization Schedule and Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations are Up-to-Date!

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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.


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.


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.


UNIDO Director General's Op-Ed Article to media on the occasion of UNIDO's 50th anniversary


Did you know that in Viet Nam, the net flow of foreign direct investment increased from USD1billion in 2003 to USD10 billion in 2008, and that by 2015 reached USD23 billion?  Or that the total value of exports rose from USD2 billion in 1990 to USD72 billion in 2010, to reach USD162 billion in 2015? These impressive figures highlight the country’s robust economic success, providing a boost to the economy and employment.

These accomplishments are largely due to the reforms undertaken by Viet Nam since Doi Moi in 1986 which liberalized the economy, attracted foreign investment, fostered exports and reduced poverty. To prepare for reform, Viet Nam received extensive technical assistance from the international community, including from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), well before 1986 and, more precisely, since 1978.

For more than 35 years, UNIDO has been sharing international best practices to help Viet Nam develop inclusive and sustainable industry. With more than USD100 million in expenditure, UNIDO’s technical cooperation activities have been carried out across a broad range of fields, including support to the private sector and technical and industrial research organizations, facilitation of technology transfer, trade capacity-building, human resource development, environmental protection, energy efficiency, investment promotion and responsible business practices.

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