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Phuc Giang School woodblocks listed in the Memory of the World Asia - Pacific Regional Register

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DSC 1246Ha Tinh, 25 September 2016 - The woodblocks of Phuc Giang School, in the central province of Ha Tinh are registered as Documentary Heritage by the Memory of the World Committee in Asia-Pacific (MOWCAP) for its importance and influence on national education from the middle of the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

The practices and values on the acquisition of education, knowledge and wisdom have been protected and entrusted by the Nguyen Huy family members who took time and effort to compile and put in writing a selection of books for learning and teaching which are now registered in MOWCAP.


Media professionals promote Gender Equality and Girls’ Education in Viet Nam

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Media 3Ha Noi, 23 September 2016 – Media professionals from more than 20 media organizations in Viet Nam have pledged to produce gender-sensitive content and messages to promote gender equality and girls' education.

Vietnamese media has been proactive and effective in communication on gender equality and girls 'education making great contributions to promote gender equality in Viet Nam. However, there still remains room for development in the elimination of images, content and messages that reinforce gender stereotypes and biases. For this reason, it is imperative to increase the awareness and build the capacity of media content creators and professionals.


Youth Led Initiatives on Promoting Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services for Vietnamese youth and adolescents

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IMG 6513Ha Noi, 26 September 2016 - A Closing Workshop on the implementation on "Youth Led Initiatives on Promoting Access to SRH Information and Services for Vietnamese youth and adolescents" was held this morning in Ha Noi by the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union via Central Center for Youth and Adolescents (CCYA) with technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

There are six youth led initiatives selected from the competition, which was launched in May 2015 to call for development of innovative and practical initiatives promoting access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services for Vietnamese young people.


Research Confirms that Mother Tongue Primary School Can Improve Quality of Education for Children from Ethnic Minorities in Viet Nam

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photoPhoto: UNICEF 2013/ Doan Bao ChauHa Noi, 16th September 2016 – Results from the Action Research on Mother Tongue-Based Bilingual Education (AR MTBBE) released today have demonstrated that Mother Tongue-Based Bilingual Education is a valid and feasible education approach for the context of Viet Nam and suggest that ethnic minorities in Viet Nam may be better served if minority languages are officially used primary school as well as in other formal arenas, including in the health and legal sectors.

The pilot project of Mother Tongue-Based Bilingual Education is implemented since 2008 by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in collaboration with UNICEF in three provinces with high ethnic minority population densities - Lào Cai, Gia Lai and Trà Vinh with three ethnic minority languages - Mong, J´rai, and Khmer. The evaluation of the project has shown improved quality of education for children from ethnic minorities.




Call for participation - Volunteering for SDGs – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest

Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest

On the occasion of International Youth Day (IYD) celebration event organized by the UN in Vietnam "Vietnamese Youth: Partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals", the UNV Field Unit (FU) in Vietnam is thrilled to launch its Facebook Photo Contest – "Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals". Vietnamese Youth is a driving force of Volunteerism and has an important role to play in achieving SDGs, including through Volunteer activities. Show the world how you contribute to achieving the SDGs by Volunteering! Either you are a young volunteer or any other kind of volunteer, you are welcome to join the contest!


Talking about the One Health mission in Viet Nam with FAO experts

18/07/2016 - After responding to emergency zoonotic outbreaks, the importance of One Health Approach has been emphasized worldwide in effectively preventing and controlling these diseases. In order to discover more about this approach within the Viet Nam country context, a discussion was held with FAO Viet Nam's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) core One Health technical staff members (Pawin Padungtod – Senior Technical Coordinator, Nguyen Thuy Hang – One Health Advocacy and Communication Coordinator and Nguyen Phuong Oanh – Operations Officer to talk about their recent One Health assessment mission in Ha Giang and Quang Nam provinces.


Launch of UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016

The Asia-Pacific region's journey towards a successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should be driven by broad-based productivity gains and further rebalancing towards domestic and regional demand, says the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in its latest flagship publication. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 underlines that such a strategy will not only underpin revival of robust and resilient economic growth but will also improve the quality of this growth by making it more inclusive and sustainable.


Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction in Hanoi, Viet Nam

In light of the new framework on disaster risk reduction and changing contexts of the post-2015 development agenda, UN Women and Government of Viet Nam, in collaboration with UNISDR and UNDP, and with support from the Government of Japan is organizing an Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction to mark one year of the adaptation of the Sendai Framework. The aim of the regional conference is to provide a forum for Governments, the civil society, the academia and UN agencies and other development partners to discuss how gender equality and women's participation can be integrated into targets, indicators and actions when developing implementation plans at regional, national and local levels.


The Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day “From The Glass Ceiling To A Carpet Of Shards”

8 March 2016 - As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.

More than a half-century later, the memory continues to haunt me. In poor parts of the world today, women still risk death in the process of giving life. Maternal mortality is one of many preventable perils. All too often, female babies are subjected to genital mutilation. Girls are attacked on their way to school. Women’s bodies are used as battlefields in wars. Widows are shunned and impoverished.

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