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Speech of United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. John Hendra at the International Consultative Forum on Supporting the Socio-Economic Development of the Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas, 2006-2010

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Speech of United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. John Hendra at the International Consultative Forum on Supporting the Socio-Economic Development of the Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas, 2006-2010


On World Population Day 2006, UNFPA Viet Nam encourages decision-makers in their efforts to listen to and involve young people in the planning and implementation of reproductive health policies and services

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HA NOI, 10 July 2006 – Young people’s voices and concerns need to be heard, respected and acted upon, UNFPA Viet Nam said at a meeting organised by the Viet Nam Commission for Population, Family and Children (VCPFC) to celebrate World Population Day 2006.


Statement by the United Nations Country Team in Viet Nam -- Mid-Term Consultative Group Meeting

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‘Towards Aid Effectiveness and One United Nations in Support of Viet Nam’s Socio-Economic Development Plan 2006-2010’

During his recent visit to Viet Nam, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan praised the country as a leader in the developing world in realizing the Millennium Development Goals. Noting the energy and dynamism of the Vietnamese people, he expressed his astonishment at the speed of the nation’s progress over the past two decades. Yet the Secretary General also recognized that there is much work still to be done, and he pledged the continued support of the United Nations, in his words,


UN’s actions in Viet Nam’s Children’s Month

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The Month of Action for Children is an annual event coordinated by Viet Nam Commission for Population, Family and Children (CPFC) which aims to raise awareness and mobilize resources for children’s issues at national and local level. The UN Country Team of Viet Nam is proud to engage in the celebrations marking Viet Nam’s children’s month; rejoicing in the vibrancy of Viet Nam’s children whilst urging the nation to remain vigilant of the rights and needs of children who are vulnerable to injustice and abuse.





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.


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


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.


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


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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