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Speech of Michael Croft, UNESCO Head of Office in Viet Nam, Vice Chair of Thematic Group on Adolescents and Youth of UN in Viet Nam

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Event: Celebration Event of the International Youth Day 2018

Time: 10 August 2018

Venue: National Economic University, Tran Dai Nghia Road, Ha Noi

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Consultation Workshop on Viet Nam’s National Report under the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council Statement By Mr. Kamal Malhotra United Nations Resident Coordinator, Vietnam

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Event: Consultation Workshop on Viet Nam's National Report under the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Date: Monday 23 July

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, 8 Đỗ Đức Dục, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội

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Opening Remarks by Mr Kamal Malhotra United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative, Vietnam at National Conference on Sustainable Development 2018

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Event: National Conference on Sustainable Development 2018

Date: July 5, 2018

Venue: Melia Hanoi Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hanoi, Vietnam

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UN Remarks by Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, Chair of the UN Result Group on Climate Change and Environment, UNDP Country Director

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On behalf of the United Nations Country Team and the UN Joint Result Group on Environment and Climate Change, I am delighted to be with you today in this beautiful city to celebrate World Environment Day in Viet Nam!

"Beat Plastic Pollution", the theme of World Environment Day 2018, urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to break up with single-use plastic, which is not only polluting our oceans, forests and other important ecosystems, but also damages marine and terrestrial wildlife and threatens human health.

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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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