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Ha Noi recommendations for action on gender and disaster risk reduction

Date added: 07/18/2016
Downloads: 4277
Ha Noi recommendations for action on gender and disaster risk reduction

The Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction was held between 16 and 18 May 2016, organized by UN Women and the Government of Viet Nam, in collaboration with UNISDR, UNDP, and other partners, with support from the Government of Japan. The conference brought together over 300 participants from Viet Nam and twenty-two countries across the Asia-Pacific region to identify actions to ensure implementation of the Sendai Framework in the region will be gender responsive and inclusive. The participants agreed on the following set of recommendations for action, and agree to work towards incorporating these into regional and national DRR decision making processes, including the Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of Sendai Framework that is expected to be adopted at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in November 2016, and the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific, which is expected to be endorsed by the Pacific Islands Development Forum leaders in 2016.

Budget Call Circulars and Gender Budget Statements in the Asia Pacific: A Review

Date added: 08/30/2016
Downloads: 4339
Budget Call Circulars and Gender Budget Statements in the Asia Pacific: A Review

Budget Call Circulars and Gender Budget Statements in the Asia Pacific: A Review presents the findings from a desk-based review of budget call circulars and gender budget statements of some countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. This report provides the first comprehensive review of the use of these tools in the region, the different frameworks they utilize and their strengths and limitations as a strategy. This report provides policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders with a useful guide to the future use of these tools in gender budget initiatives not only in the Asia-Pacific region by but elsewhere in the world.

Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015

Date added: 12/20/2016
Downloads: 4267
Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015

With the aim to encourage institutions, organizations and individuals in society to pay attention to and use gender statistics, the Department of Gender Equality of the Ministry of the Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and UN Women Viet Nam commissioned Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015. This report presents gender statistics covering the 2010-2015 period according to six topics: population, family, education, health, labour and employment, and leadership and management. It is hoped that this report will provide useful information and data to encourage readers to understand gender inequality status in various areas; support gender analysis and forecast gender impacts of the legislation, policies and programmes on women and men to ensure the equal accessibility and participation of, and benefit for, women and men from the national social economic development.

Discussion paper gender equality and taxation in Viet Nam issues and recommendations

Date added: 12/29/2016
Downloads: 4200
Discussion paper gender equality and taxation in Viet Nam issues and recommendations

As Viet Nam is taking further steps to operationalize the gender equality principles set out in the State Budget Law 2015, this discussion is designed to help policymakers and relevant stakeholders understand the linkages between gender inequalities, tax laws, and tax policy options. Specifically, the paper examines the gender impact of tax laws and tax incentives in Viet Nam, including in relation to personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption taxes such as the Value Added Tax, and the role of social protection programs. This paper concludes with a discussion of institutional and governance challenges for Viet Nam in accurately identifying the gender effects of specific tax provisions, and recommends tax policy changes and institutional measures that can ensure that fiscal policies promote gender equality.

Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam

Date added: 01/03/2017
Downloads: 4700
Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam

The discussion paper "Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam" is developed specifically to help policymakers gain a better understanding of what unpaid care work is and how this affects women's participation in the social and economic life; and recommend policy measures that would help recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work.

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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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