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UNESCO announces a new partnership with Coca Cola using arts and creativity to raise recycling awareness

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Signing agreement_between_UNESCO_British_Council_and_Coca-Cola_and_British_-_K_kt_vn_bn_hp_tc_gia_UNESCO_Hi_ng_Anh_v__Coca-Cola_Ha Noi, 17 October 2018 - UNESCO announced a new partnership with Coca‐Cola Vietnam and its development partners in Ha Noi with a view to reduce plastics and solid waste in Viet Nam for a "World without Waste". Hosted in the Green One UN Building in Ha Noi, the event is a special occasion to link up all active UN agencies, government bodies and relevant development partners, private sector, local NGOs and young Vietnamese activists and students with collective actions.



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Ha Noi, 16 Oct 2018 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Viet Nam today marked the 38th World Food Day and celebrated the 40th anniversary of FAO in Viet Nam. This year's World Food Day message "Our actions are our future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible" is also at the heart of FAO's mandate in Viet Nam, with action to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all an important area of work for FAO since it began operations in the country in 1978.


Recognizing rural Vietnamese women’s contribution to sustainable development through photography

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Anh 1Hanoi, 10 October 2018 – Today an exhibition of the top 40 photographs shortlisted from over 1,000 submissions to the photo contest on Rural Women and Sustainable Development opened at Viet Nam's Women's Museum. The photos will be displayed from the 10 October to the 10 November 2018, and the exhibition marks the continuation of the competition held by UN Women with the support of the Australian and Canadian Embassies to recognize and promote the contribution of rural Vietnamese women to the sustainable development of Viet Nam.


Engaging ASEAN Youth in Gender Initiatives: Empowering Change-Makers to achieve gender equality

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2Hanoi, 10 October 2018 – Today, youth representatives from ASEAN countries, together with 100 other young people from Vietnam, participated in the event "Gender Dialogues: Engaging ASEAN Youth in Gender Initiatives" at the Green One UN House in Hanoi. The event highlighted the potential for youth engagement to generate social change for gender equality and the empowerment of women at both regional and national levels.


Talk-show on the International Day of Older Persons 1/10/2018: "Responding to population ageing in Viet Nam: the Way Forward"

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HA NOI, 01/10/2018 - A talk-show "Responding to population ageing in Viet Nam: the way forward" was held today in Ha Noi by the Viet Nam National Committee on Ageing, in collaboration with the Viet Nam Association of the Elderly, General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and HelpAge International in Viet Nam.


Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

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shutterstock 22968360111 September 2018, Rome – New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today. Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity, putting the health of hundreds of millions of people at risk.


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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.

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