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3 UNFPA discussion with elected officials on Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health policies
4 Workshop promotes gender equality in the media
5 Don’t Be Late! Follow the National Immunization Schedule and Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations are Up-to-Date!
6 FAO-supported project tackles illegal timber trade
7 No more potential risks of dioxin exposure for 170,000 people
8 Towards IPU-132: Vietnamese parliamentarians discuss delivery of post-2015 goals
9 Free legal aid helps people with disabilities understand their rights
10 Viet Nam believes World Conference will reach new global framework on Disaster Risk Reduction
11 UN highlights importance of mother tongue education
12 FAO-supported workshop chews over integrated food-energy systems
13 “One Health” to respond to infectious disease risks in Viet Nam
14 Improve ethnic minority lives and narrow development gap
15 Viet Nam steps up climate change adaptation efforts
16 New partnership to accelerate green growth in Viet Nam
17 UN Hosts International Journalists for Press Fellowship
18 Cultivating fresh opportunities for rural livelihoods in Viet Nam
19 Viet Nam takes up the Zero Hunger Challenge
20 Human rights day marked with discussion on role of National Assembly
21 The United Nations congratulates Viet Nam for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
22 Conference on the Media and Population and Development
23 Dad, I wish!
24 Message from Michel Sidibé Executive Director of UNAIDS, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations on the World AIDS Day 2014
25 Human rights education key to promote human rights
26 Raise your voice with UNICEF and Imagine a better world for children
27 Viet Nam all ears to international referendum experiences
28 India, Brazil, South Africa and the United Nations launch innovative e-learning for health training programme in Viet Nam
29 Sharing International and National experiences on Integrating Population Issues in Viet Nam's Socio-economic Development
30 New legal teaching method to benefit poor and vulnerable communities in Viet Nam
31 Viet Nam commits to new HIV treatment targets
32 Towards a modern Viet Nam where a preference for sons is a thing of the past!
33 UN recommendations to address new poverty reduction challenges in Viet Nam
34 UNIDO launches landmark Eco-Industrial Park project in Viet Nam
35 World Food Day 2014 Celebration in Viet Nam
36 Viet Nam launches largest Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign with United Nations support
37 Innovative social assistance reforms bring new hope for Viet Nam’s most vulnerable children
38 Leaving no-one behind: Accelerating MDG progress in ethnic minority areas
39 Toward sustainable poverty reduction and social assistance policy reform
40 Meeting and March "Join hands to address the Sex Ratio at Birth Imbalance"
41 Viet Nam needs reform mobility policy to increase climate change resilience, UN
42 Launch of the National Campaign "Join hands to address the Sex Ratio at Birth imbalance"
43 New UN House becomes Viet Nam’s first gold-rated Green Building
44 UN agencies share experiences in support of 12th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting in Viet Nam
45 Global report calls for universal basic social services and protection
46 ASEAN Economic Community offers major employment and productivity benefits, if decisively managed
47 Values-based approach needed for police integrity
48 Workshop on the Implementation of Laws and Policies on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Vietnamese Adolescents and Youth
49 New UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam
50 Helping Vietnamese women living with HIV know and claim their rights

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Spotlight

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

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.


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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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