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Delivering as One News from the UN in Viet Nam - Oct 2014

Date added: 10/29/2014
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Delivering as One News from the UN in Viet Nam - Oct 2014

As we prepare to move into the environmentallyfriendly Green One UN House, an exciting new chapter of ‘Delivering as One’ reform is being written. Viet Nam is not only breaking new ground in establishing integrated Common Services and a new interagency ‘One ICT’ system, but also in harmonized financial management, procurement and results-based management.

Significant progress is also being made in Delivering on Results. The eight Joint Programming Groups continue to undertake a busy programme of joint activities and with the finalization of the 2013 Annual Results Report, reporting on 2014 results is already underway. One important UN result was the recent award of a provisional Gold rating for the design of the Green One UN House, which will help set new environmental standards for the building industry in Viet Nam.

Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator

Delivering as One Annual Results Report 2013

Date added: 10/13/2014
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Delivering as One Annual Results Report 2013

2013 represented the second year of the 2nd generation of the United Nations’ Delivering as One (DaO) initiative in Viet Nam, with a deepened approach across all six of its pillars allowing the Government of Viet Nam and the UN Country Team (UNCT) to remain at the forefront of global level UN reform. The year was marked by the achievement of a number of important DaO milestones.

In particular, the ground-breaking of the Green One UN House (GOUNH) project in Ha Noi to co-locate the majority of UN agencies under one roof and the establishment of a tripartite DaO governance structure to bring 17 UN agencies, the Government of Viet Nam and donor community together to review and ensure implementation of the DaO initiative were major steps forward.

The year also constituted the fi rst full annual cycle of the One Plan 2012-2016. In keeping with the General Assembly Resolution 67/226 on the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR), joint programming, monitoring and results reporting across the UN system in Viet Nam were reinforced through the implementation of the Results-Based Management (RBM) Strategy for Delivering as One in Viet Nam 2012-2016. This ‘Delivering as One Annual Results Report 2013’ is the culmination of these efforts.

Delivering as One - News from the UN in Viet Nam (Jan 2014)

Date added: 09/17/2014
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Delivering as One - News from the UN in Viet Nam (Jan 2014)

2013 saw many important developments. They include the adoption of the amended Constitution and Viet Nam’s membership to the Human Rights Council and transition to a highlevel Development Partnership Forum.

The UN actively contributed to the mid-term review of the national Socio-Economic Development Plan 2011-2015, which stressed the need for structural reforms and better targeting of social policies in order for Vietnam to move to a higher path of sustained growth and tackle persistent pockets of poverty.

2013 also saw major progress for “Delivering As One”. In this edition we feature a number of important events, including the visit of United Nations Development Group Chair, Helen Clark for the UNDG Asia-Pacific Meeting. This provided an excellent opportunity to discuss Viet Nam’s post 2015 agenda and MDG acceleration efforts as well as showcasing achievements and regional leadership for the “Delivering as One”.

Delivering as One - News from the UN in Viet Nam (Oct 2013)

Date added: 12/19/2013
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Delivering as One - News from the UN in Viet Nam (Oct 2013)

This october-december 2013 Delivering as One newsletter covers an update on "Delivering as One" activities" and One Plan Higlights.

Annual Results Report 2012 - Executive Summary

Date added: 12/13/2013
Downloads: 8259
Annual Results Report 2012 - Executive Summary

This first ’Delivering as One’ Annual Results Report describes progress made by the United Nation’s System in Viet Nam during 2012, the first year of implementing a new five-year plan of development cooperation between the Government of Viet Nam and the UN. The strategic, coherent and results-oriented ‘One Plan 2012-2016’ is aligned to national priorities and supports inclusive and green growth; access to quality social services and protection; and stronger governance and public participation.

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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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