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

Date added: 06/05/2009
Downloads: 23597
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 Gender Audit Report

Date added: 02/16/2009
Downloads: 18449
UN Viet Nam Gender Audit Report

In 2008 the Gender Programme Coordination Group (PCG) conducted a gender audit of the One UN in Viet Nam, to provide a baseline for progress on gender mainstreaming and  inform development of a gender mainstreaming strategy for the One UN and One Plan 2006-2010.  The gender audit was conducted internally by the UN Gender Advisor and a small team of Gender PCG members from June-November 2008.  The UN Viet Nam gender audit drew on lessons learned from gender audits and evaluations by UN agencies and other development organizations, and methodologies used in these assessments, in particular the ILO gender audit tool. 

The UN in Viet Nam: ‘Delivering as One’ for Gender Equality

Date added: 06/11/2010
Downloads: 17905
The UN in Viet Nam: ‘Delivering as One’ for Gender Equality

Viet Nam has a strong track record of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, including ratification of the Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1982, and passage of the Law on Gender Equality in 2006 and Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control in 2007. A National Strategy and National Targeted Programme for Gender Equality, and National Action Plan for Domestic Violence are being developed to embed the principles established by these laws.

Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2009-2011 - UN Viet nam

Date added: 01/14/2010
Downloads: 17480
Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2009-2011 - UN Viet nam

Summary
Promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment through the process of gender mainstreaming is part of the mandate of all UN agencies. However, despite strong commitments by the UN system and UN agencies at headquarters level, both the November 2008 Delivering as One (DAO) on Gender Retreat, and the 2008 UNCT Viet Nam Gender Audit identify key challenges to achieving equality and women’s empowerment in the context of UN reform.  
The UNCT Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (GM Strategy) was developed by the Gender Programme Coordination Group (Gender PCG) on the request of the UNCT.

Gender Audit Report - United Nations Viet Nam

Date added: 01/14/2010
Downloads: 16726
Gender Audit Report - United Nations Viet Nam

Executive summary
In 2008 the Gender PCG conducted a gender audit of the One UN in Viet Nam, to provide a baseline for progress on gender mainstreaming and inform development of a gender mainstreaming strategy for the One UN and One Plan 2006-2010. The gender audit was conducted internally by the UN Gender Advisor and a small team of Gender PCG members from June-November 2008. The UN Viet Nam gender audit drew on lessons learned from gender audits and evaluations by UN agencies and other development organizations, and
methodologies used in these assessments, in particular the ILO gender audit tool.

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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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