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1 UN Women sponsors training workshop on gender equality for NGOs
2 The 5th International Workshop on Highly Pathogenic Influenza Risk Assessment and Risk Modeling: Transitioning from Global to Local Assessments
3 Inclusive growth key to raise Viet Nam’s human development
4 United Nations in Viet Nam Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
5 Fighting a slow and invisible killer
6 Village-based ethnic minority midwives: a human resource solution for strengthening maternal and child health
7 Good teachers vital to ensure right to education
8 ESCAP flagship Survey calls for a paradigm shift in macroeconomic policies to make growth more inclusive and sustainable
9 Greater synergy and coordination among all relevant stakeholders can end domestic violence in Viet Nam
10 “Bitter chocolate” theater successful in sending out message on sexual abuse in families
11 2013 International Day for Biodiversity: Photo and logo design Contest on Biodiversity in Viet Nam
12 National One Health Conference in Viet Nam to translate global challenges into local solutions
13 Young people’s needs and rights should be at the forefront of Viet Nam’s development agenda
14 Young rural woman hopes to find a decent job and stand on her own feet
15 Viet Nam celebrates International Mother Language Day
16 Consultations with rural poor
17 Policy forum focuses on land management in ethnic minority areas
18 Groundbreaking ceremony for Green One UN House – a landmark step in furthering UN reform in Viet Nam
19 Consultations in Viet Nam on the post-2015 development agenda
20 Listening to the views and needs of poor and marginalized people
21 Consultations in Viet Nam on the development agenda for post 2015
22 New milestone reached in advancing UN reform in Viet Nam
23 Poverty rate among ethnic minority groups reduced by 8% over five years says latest survey
24 New UN studies say that men and boys' involvement is key to ending gender discrimination and violence against women and girls in Viet Nam
25 UN Resident Coordinator calls for transparency, better social protection and inclusive economic growth at CG meeting
26 Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event
27 World AIDS Day: Viet Nam's progress and opportunities
28 Addressing young people's needs at joint MOHA-UN Conference
29 Addressing inequity in healthcare is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals on health in Viet Nam
30 Policy dialogue on strengthening multi-sectoral response to violence against women in Viet Nam
31 Teachers need more support to make education beneficial to all
32 Additional investments in family planning would save developing countries more than $11 billion a year
33 Youth Forum: young voices express the future they want
34 Equitable treatment of all land users is crucial for revised Land Law
35 Discussing the sex ratio at birth imbalance in Viet Nam
36 UN Country Team meets with Prime Minister Dung to celebrate UN Day
37 International Day for Eradication of Poverty: significant progress made but challenges still ahead
38 Women and girls are crucial in disaster risk reduction
39 UN Secretary-General on first International Day of the Girl Child: “Investing in girls is a moral imperative”
40 WHO urges countries to meet health-related MDGs
41 A Drama of Hope in Viet Nam
42 Climate-smart agriculture as a driver for green growth
43 Regional meeting to discuss ways to realize crucial rights
44 World renowned expert on climate change visits Viet Nam
45 “Situation and Solutions for Human Resource Development in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas, towards 2020”
46 World Breastfeeding Week 2012 - A call for joint action to promote breastfeeding and contribute to reducing child malnutrition in Viet Nam
47 For the Health of Women and Children - Let's take action
48 World Population Day 2012 "Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services"
49 The United Nations We Want: Delivering as One Conference closes
50 The United Nations in Viet Nam congratulates the Government and National Assembly for passing of new laws

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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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