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Youth raise their voices and share perspectives on transforming education in commemoration of the 2019 International Youth Day

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IMG 8182DONG VAN TOWN – HA GIANG PROVINCE, 11 August 2019 – A group of Vietnamese young people today gathered in Dong Van town, Ha Giang province to discuss, share their perspectives and have their voices heard on transforming education at a policy dialogue with the leaders and representatives of Ha Giang Peoples' Committee, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and relevant stakeholders.


Guidelines on gender responsive budgeting for the People’s Council launched in HCM City

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launching GRBHo Chi Minh City – 23 July 2019 –The publication of the guidelines "Gender responsive budgeting in the verification and monitoring of the budget implementation of the People's Council" was launched today in Ho Chi Minh City. It was developed under cooperation among UN Women, the Economy and Budget Division - Ho Chi Minh City People's Council and Ho Chi Minh City Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality.


A new technical collaboration between UNFPA and MSD to support the roll-out of HPV Vaccination in Viet Nam

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IMG 4138HA NOI, 24 July 2019 – A new technical collaboration between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Merck Sharp & Dohme (Asia) Ltd. (MSD) in Viet Nam supporting the Ministry of Health to roll out the HPV vaccination programme in Viet Namwas signed today at the Green One United Nations House in Ha Noi.


eLearning proves useful in enhancing HR for health

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p-3HANOI, 12 June 2019 – "eLearning is an effective tool to enhance the capacities of current and future health care workers, especially those in remote areas where classroom-setting trainings are rarely available," a review on the pilot implementation of the IBSA eLearning Project confirmed during the evaluation results' dissemination workshop held in Hanoi today, 12 June 2019.


Ethnic minorities contribute to review of historic women’s rights document

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28 04_1Ha Noi, 11 July 2019 – Today, the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women held a consultation workshop in support of Viet Nam's review of the report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and invited ethnic minorities to share their perspective. The Beijing Platform for Action is one of the world's most comprehensive documents on women's rights and empowerment. The workshop was funded by Irish Aid Viet Nam.


25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development: Accelerating the promise

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HA NOI, 10/7/2019 – On the occasion of the World Population Day 11/7/2019 with the theme on "25 years of the ICPD: accelerating the promise", United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam is reaffirming its commitment and support on World Population Day to accelerating the progress of the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development's Programme of Action, which was held in Cairo in 1994.



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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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