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Ending gender discrimination in recruitment and work environment will promote business success

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Gender-based discrimination remains common in recruitment practices in Viet Nam’s private sectorNew study by the ILO in co-operation with Navigos Search shows one in five job postings includes gender requirement with male applicants preferred for more skilled and better paid jobs while better equality is recorded in promotion practices

Ha Noi, 5 March 2015 – Gender-based discrimination remains common in recruitment practices in Viet Nam's private sector whereas a fairer degree of gender equality is recorded in working environment and promotion opportunities. These are the main findings from a new policy brief entitled "Gender equality in recruitment and promotion practices in Viet Nam" which comes from the latest study conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in co-operation with Navigos Search.

One in five out of 12,300 job postings in the country's four largest job portals – Vietnamworks, JobStreet, CareerBuilder and CareerLink – between mid-November 2014 and mid-January 2015 included gender requirements. Among such job advertisements with gender preference, 70 per cent requested that the positions be filled by men whereas only 30 per cent wanted female applicants. Men were most often targeted for more technical and highly skilled jobs or jobs that require more outdoor activities, such as architects, drivers, engineers and IT professionals.

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World Radio Day celebration promotes Youth and Radio in Viet Nam

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WRD newitemHa Noi, 13 February 2015 - The commemoration of World Radio Day this year in Viet Nam promotes the values of radio, the importance of ensuring the involvement of youth in the media and the involvement of the media in developing global citizens.

The celebration of the World Radio Day was co-organized by UNESCO and the National Broadcaster Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) on 10 February and highlighted the role of the media as a communicator, educator and entertainer as well as its unique value in generating love for the nation, pride in culture and tradition, and respect for diversity and national identity.

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Wildlife farm census to ensure safe and healthy wild animal products in Viet Nam

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wildboar farming 4Ho Chi Minh City, 6 February 2015  – New wildlife farming census data was released today at a Wildlife Farms Survey Dissemination Workshop. The workshop shared information on the extent and types of wildlife farmed in southern Viet Nam provinces through a baseline census. This research is a milestone for Viet Nam as it offers a starting point to bring further commitment and attention to making wildlife farming safer in Viet Nam. The workshop was organized by the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNForest) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The census research was financed by the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) Program and implemented with EPT partner PREVENT.

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Progressive Pathway Towards One Health Leadership

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2015-02-03 Third Annual National One Health Conference048 croppedHa Noi, 3 February 2015 – At the opening of the third One Health Conference here in Ha Noi, the UN recognized One Health (OH) accomplishments that Viet Nam has achieved to-date, but also emphasized on a long road ahead for Viet Nam to become a regional OH leader. Given the threat posed by new and emerging diseases the UN still urged for stronger cooperation between human, animal and ecosystem health under the ‘One Health’ umbrella.

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