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Towards a new era of improved infectious Disease Control

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00745FAO shares 8 years of achievement for bird flu control in Viet Nam and a future commitment December 15th, 2014 Ha Noi – To celebrate the closing of an eight year long project, OSRO/RAS/604/USA "Immediate Technical Assistance to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) to Viet Nam", funded by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID), the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Viet Nam co-organized a closing workshop with the Department of Animal Health (DAH) and the Department of Livestock Production(DLP) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). This event was an occasion to highlight achievements and challenges during the eight year project (2006-2014) which provided almost USD $17 million of support to Viet Nam.

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Ho Chi Minh city takes lead in applying new poverty measures to design better-targeted policies

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UNONE-117Ho Chi Minh City, 16 October 2014 - A seminar today highlighted the value of Multi-dimensional Poverty (MDP) methods to the governance and delivery of public services. Representatives from Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities, the central government and the National Assembly gathered in the City to discuss plans to implement the MDP in the City and useful lessons for the National MDP process.

The seminar on Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Ho Chi Minh City was jointly hosted by the City’s Steering Committee for Poverty Reduction and Improved Household Livelihoods and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

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IOM Launches Environmental Migration Portal

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climate change_212/12/2014 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Environmental Migration Portal: Knowledge Platform on People on the Move in a Changing Climate, the first-ever online global platform solely focusing on the migration-environment nexus. The Environmental Migration Portal is developed within the framework of the European Union-funded and IOM-led project "Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP)." The Portal seeks to facilitate dialogue and information sharing, a key component of the MECLEP project, in order to promote policy coherence and cooperation nationally and regionally.

Human mobility in relation to climate change and environmental degradation has been gaining increasing prominence in the public and policy debates. However, new research, policy developments and information remain scattered. The Environmental Migration Portal seeks to address this by providing a one-stop service website to promote new research, information exchange and dialogue, intended to fill the existing data, research and knowledge gaps on the migration-environment nexus. The Portal builds on the experience and knowledge provided through the Asia-Pacific Migration and Environment Network (APMEN, www.apmen.iom.int), a co-initiative with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched in September 2012.

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UNICEF Applauds Viet Nam for Achieving Major Legal Milestones towards Children’s Rights

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milestone children_right_380Twenty four years ago, Viet Nam demonstrated its global leadership in recognizing the rights of children by being the second country in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. © UNICEF Viet Nam\2014\Truong Viet HungHa Noi, 11 December 2014 – UNICEF Viet Nam's Representative, Mr Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, applauded Viet Nam's National Assembly for voting in three, significant, legal milestones in relation to children's rights that have been officially endorsed by the President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Mr Truong Tan Sang.

"Twenty four years ago, Viet Nam demonstrated its global leadership in recognizing the rights of children by being the second country in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We are delighted and proud that Viet Nam has once again shown its leadership in ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD), creating the first ever specialized court for children, and legally recognizing the right to birth registration and a birth certificate for all children in this country," said Mr Youssouf Abdel-Jelil.

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