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Unique Features of UN Reform in Viet Nam: Monitoring and Evaluation

Date added: 04/09/2009
Downloads: 3320
Unique Features of UN Reform in Viet Nam: Monitoring and Evaluation

Through the One Plan, the 14 resident UN organizations in Viet Nam have agreed on a joint  planning framework with the Government, with a focus on achieving more coherence, better results and greater impact for the benefit of all people in Viet Nam. In monitoring the One Plan, and the One UN Initiative more broadly, the UN has to consider both development results (results related to the interventions spelled out in the One Plan) and process results (progress in relation to UN reform).

UNEG Evaluation of the Pilot Initiative for Delivering as One

Date added: 01/28/2008
Downloads: 14683
UNEG Evaluation of the Pilot Initiative for Delivering as One

This report presents the first evaluability assessment of UN reform, which is taking place in the eight countries designated as pilot countries under the “Delivering as One” initiative. It is based on a desk study and a subsequent mission, which visited Viet Nam from 29 October through 2 November 2007 where the mission had an intensive series of meetings with the Government, the UN country team, Heads of Agencies, staff of the Resident Coordinator’s office, and donors.

UNDAF - United Nations Development Assistance Framework for the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam 2006-

Date added: 12/10/2005
Downloads: 15208
UNDAF - United Nations Development Assistance Framework for the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam 2006-

The United Nations Development Framework (UNDAF) for Viet Nam sets out concrete development objectives for the United Nations agencies over the 2006-2010 period. These objectives were identified on the basis of a consultative process involving Government, United Nations agencies and other development partners. The Common Country Assessment (CCA) for Viet Nam, published in 2004, and the Government’s Strategy for Socio-Economic Development and plans derived from it provided analytical inputs into the UNDAF formulation process. The rights-based approach to development adopted in the CCA also informs the analytical approach of the UNDAF.

The UNDAF results matrix contains three main themes and a limited number of crosscutting issues identified in the CCA. The themes are reflected in the three UNDAF Outcomes: government economic policies support growth that is more equitable, inclusive and sustainable; the quality of delivery and equality in access to social and protection services improves; and, policies, law and governance structures support rights-based development to realise the values and goals of the Millennium Declaration. Crosscutting issues include equity and the inclusion of vulnerable groups; Vietnamese youth in transition; participation for empowerment and accountability; and the challenge of HIV/AIDS. In addition, gender is mainstreamed throughout the UNDAF in order to address traditional stereotypes about the roles of women and men, and to improve systematic sexdisaggregated data and information on gender-specific issues.

UN-EU Guidelines for Financing of Local Costs of ODA Projects in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/05/2009
Downloads: 23145
UN-EU Guidelines for Financing of Local Costs of ODA Projects in Viet Nam

PREFACE

We are very pleased to present these guidelines including a set of unified norms for local costs related to the management of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Vietnam. This is a result of a joint collaboration between the Government of Vietnam, UN and EU. We commend the Government of Vietnam (GoV) for leading this tripartite initiative, thereby creating greater transparency and a basis for harmonization and alignment between donors and Government, in the spirit of the Hanoi Core Statement on Aid Effectiveness.

UN Viet Nam Stocktaking Report 2008

Date added: 06/02/2009
Downloads: 15797
UN Viet Nam Stocktaking Report 2008

The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Viet Nam is pleased to share this report that takes stock of progress in the implementation of the One UN Initiative. The report was shared and discussed with the Government and the donor community involved in UN reform at country level in Viet Nam. The report highlights the key events, achievements and challenges in 2008, providing lessons learned for the reform process, both for Viet Nam and other countries. At the end of the report an assessment of the UN reform programme and process is provided in light of current change anagement theories, leading to interesting and valuable lessons learned about the change process that the 16 resident UN Organizations are going through 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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