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IPCC Achievements and Viet Nam Actions in Climate Change

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flood vietnamHa Noi, 24 Oct 2016 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam (MONRE) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) hosted the workshop today in Ha Noi on “IPCC achievements and Viet Nam actions in climate change”.

The workshop was attended by policymakers, practitioners, scientists, civil society representatives and media from Viet Nam. In the event, The IPCC - the world body for assessing the science related to climate change, presented its findings with a focus on Viet Nam. The IPCC also presented its work programme for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) cycle.


Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies

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swop 2016_600UNFPA State of World Population 2016 report launched at Khuong Dinh secondary school in Ha Noi. Photo: UN Viet Nam\2016\Tung Tin Pui TimothyHa Noi, 21 October 2016 –  Forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda, according to The State of World Population 2016, released today in Ha Noi by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Center for the Central Youth and Adolescents of the Viet Nam Youth Union.

Practices that harm girls and violate their human rights--starting at age 10--prevent them from realizing their full potential as adults and from contributing to the economic and social progress of their communities and nations. Without their contribution, the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its accompanying 17 Sustainable Development Goals may never be achieved.


More than 1,000 school communities in Viet Nam enhance their capacity to prepare for and respond to environmental threats and disasters through ESD

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1 ESD---UNESCO-Viet-Nam-2Ha Noi, 1 September 2016 – Viet Nam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) jointly with UNESCO enhances learning towards disaster preparedness, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity conservation and restoration for sustainable development through School Preparedness Plans (SPP). With the development and implementation of SPPs in schools across Viet Nam, schools and local communities have strengthened awareness, preparedness and resilience to combat natural hazards and disasters.

Viet Nam is one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. Communities and individuals face a series of threats they need to adapt and react to. With over 23 million students and teachers, the Education Sector has a fundamental role in addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and disasters.


Multilingual digital communication: Bridging communication gaps between ethnic minority groups in Northern Viet Nam

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Image 2Ha Noi, 17 October 2016 – Communicators from northern mountainous provinces in Viet Nam promote inclusive development and active participation of ethnic minority groups through multilingual digital communication. Through a three-day training workshop participants garnered new skills and capacities to utilise various media platforms as outreach tools to strengthen communication and knowledge sharing among remote and disadvantaged community areas.




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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