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Women and Sustainable Development Goals - Viet Nam towards 2030

Date added: 03/15/2016
Downloads: 4582
Women and Sustainable Development Goals - Viet Nam towards 2030

On 25 September 2015, the UN Member States adopted a roadmap to sustainable development by 2030.  In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the accompanying Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender equality and women’s empowerment is recognized as a vital means to help accelerate sustainable development through a key stand-alone development goal (SDG5) and through gender mainstreamed in all other goals. This booklet builds on UN Women's analysis on Women and the Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrates the importance of gender equality and its links to sustainable development using global and Viet Nam specific data. It takes a critical look at how women, especially women and girls in Viet Nam are affected by each of the 17 SDGs, as well as how women and girls can — and will — be key to achieving each of these goals.

This booklet is expected to provide a useful introduction to gender equality and SDGs for different stakeholders from policy makers, researchers, development practitioners to youth and other members of society.

UN Discussion Paper: CEDAW, Women's rights and retirement age in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/29/2012
Downloads: 14258
UN Discussion Paper: CEDAW, Women's rights and retirement age in Viet Nam

This discussion paper has been prepared to advocate for equal retirement age in Viet Nam to address gender equality and women’s rights issues inherent in this key agenda item. It will briefly summarize the relevant issues and provide recommendations, from the point of view of CEDAW and informed by international experience, on how best to address the issue of gender-based discrimination in retirement age.

The Differential Impact of the Vietnamese Economic Stimulus Package on Women and Men

Date added: 01/15/2010
Downloads: 18984
The Differential Impact of the Vietnamese Economic Stimulus Package on Women and Men

Executive Summary
The 2008-2009 financial crisis caused a global economic recession. In response Vietnam, along with many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, implemented an economic stimulus package (ESP). This paper considers the gender implications of such stimulus packages to improve eventual outcomes, not just in terms of rights but also in terms of economic efficiency and productivity. We look, firstly, at how financial crises – and government responses – have different consequences for men and women because many industries in developing countries are sex-stereotyped so that women dominate the workforces of textiles, garments and electronics, while men dominate the construction workforce. The 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis provided lessons for responding to future economic crises with an argument for gender-responsive planning and budgeting to ensure that both sexes will benefit substantially from the use of public resources.

Results from the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/11/2011
Downloads: 18030
Results from the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam

This National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam was conducted by the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Viet Nam. The study was carried out as part of the United Nations-Government of Viet Nam Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JPGE), with technical support provided by the World Health Organization. This report presents the findings of the National Study on Domestic Violence against women in Viet Nam. The report focuses on the prevalence and nature of domestic violence committed against women, primarily by their husbands; attitudes towards and perceptions of violence; the direct and indirect impact of violence on women and their children; and how women respond when they experience domestic violence. The study findings together with key recommendations represent a valuable contribution to ending violence against women so that all Vietnamese women and children can enjoy a happy, safe and harmonious family life.

Policy Kit Gender Based Violence

Date added: 12/12/2013
Downloads: 10430
Policy Kit Gender Based Violence


This kit brings together five issue papers on GBV, based on research undertaken in 2012 and 2013 in Viet Nam. These studies deepen the understanding of masculinity norms, a critical driver of GBV; the consequences of GBV; and the challenges in addressing some forms of GBV. The issue papers together present new evidence to inform and strengthen policy and programmatic responses to GBV. The intended users of this kit are first and foremost policy makers and programme practitioners, as well as researchers and other stakeholders committed to addressing GBV more broadly.

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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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