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Green transport for greening Viet Nam

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HUG 4130Ha Noi, 25 November 2017 - The event "Green transport for greening Viet Nam" takes place at Ha Noi Botanical Garden, known as the green lung of Ha Noi capital city. The program was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ha Noi Institute for Socio-Economic Development Studies, Ha Noi Youth Union, students from universities in Ha Noi, organizations and individuals, especially the Ambassador for green growth awareness raising campaign - Miss Friendly 2008 Duong Thuy Linh.

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UNDP-Green Climate Fund project to benefit coastal communities vulnerable to climate-related impacts in Viet Nam

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150.rung-ngap-man-ca-mau--Nguyen-huu-thanh-resizeHa Noi, 24 November 2017 - Implementation of Viet Nam’s first project funded by the Green Climate Fund took a step forward today as the Inception Workshop for the “Improving resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change-related impacts in Viet Nam” project was successfully completed.

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“Community space design contest, for an exciting Ha Noi” The final round

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Ha Noi, 24/11/2017 - The Final Round of "Community Space Design Contest, for an Exciting Ha Noi" will take place at 2:00PM – 5:30PM on Saturday, November 25th at Conference room C1-C2, Green One UN House, 304 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi with the present of Hoan Kiem District People's Committe, UN-Habitat Viet Nam, the Organizers, the specialists in the field of architecture and social activities, the contestants, the people of Trang Tien and Hang Ma Wards, and the community.

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Launching Essential services package for women and girls subject to violence in Viet Nam

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Ha Noi, 22 November 2017 – Today, the United Nations in Viet Nam and Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) launched the Essential services package for women and girls subject to violence in Viet Nam.

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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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