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.
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.
This study is an ambitious effort to look at Viet Nam's economy through a gender lens. Drawing a comprehensive gender-disaggregated statistical picture of selected economic sectors, our analysis highlights the unequal distribution of productive resources across different groups of women and men, persisting gender segmentation in the labour market, and greater vulnerability in female workers' working conditions and pay. The study assesses Viet Nam' policy framework and provides recommendations to better realize women's potential and make their economic
The report presents the summary of key findings and recommendations of UNIFEM's 2009 Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam, outlines the key achievements and enabling factors that support Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam as well as initial efforts to put Gender Responsive Budgeting into place and challenges for its implementation in the country. Based on this analysis, the Report validates 2009 Report recommendations' relevance to the current country context and provides additional suggestions for Gender Responsive Budgeting roadmap in Viet Nam. This report will serve as a useful tool for policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders working on gender equality, budgeting and planning.
The briefing note brings out the current situation of ethnic minority women and girls in different areas including education, economic status, health, gender based violence and other harmful practices, representation and access to services/opportunities where they are usually disadvantaged compared to the majority of the population as well as to ethnic minority men and boys. In addition, the briefing note provides information on government response and recommendations to reduce the marginalization of ethnic minority women and girls. The intended users of this briefing note are first and foremost policy makers and programme practitioners, as well as researchers and other stakeholders working on gender equality and ethnic minority development.
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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.
25 November 2016 - At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.
Did you know that in Viet Nam, the net flow of foreign direct investment increased from USD1billion in 2003 to USD10 billion in 2008, and that by 2015 reached USD23 billion? Or that the total value of exports rose from USD2 billion in 1990 to USD72 billion in 2010, to reach USD162 billion in 2015? These impressive figures highlight the country’s robust economic success, providing a boost to the economy and employment.
These accomplishments are largely due to the reforms undertaken by Viet Nam since Doi Moi in 1986 which liberalized the economy, attracted foreign investment, fostered exports and reduced poverty. To prepare for reform, Viet Nam received extensive technical assistance from the international community, including from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), well before 1986 and, more precisely, since 1978.
For more than 35 years, UNIDO has been sharing international best practices to help Viet Nam develop inclusive and sustainable industry. With more than USD100 million in expenditure, UNIDO’s technical cooperation activities have been carried out across a broad range of fields, including support to the private sector and technical and industrial research organizations, facilitation of technology transfer, trade capacity-building, human resource development, environmental protection, energy efficiency, investment promotion and responsible business practices.
Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest
On the occasion of International Youth Day (IYD) celebration event organized by the UN in Vietnam "Vietnamese Youth: Partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals", the UNV Field Unit (FU) in Vietnam is thrilled to launch its Facebook Photo Contest – "Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals". Vietnamese Youth is a driving force of Volunteerism and has an important role to play in achieving SDGs, including through Volunteer activities. Show the world how you contribute to achieving the SDGs by Volunteering! Either you are a young volunteer or any other kind of volunteer, you are welcome to join the contest!
18/07/2016 - After responding to emergency zoonotic outbreaks, the importance of One Health Approach has been emphasized worldwide in effectively preventing and controlling these diseases. In order to discover more about this approach within the Viet Nam country context, a discussion was held with FAO Viet Nam's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) core One Health technical staff members (Pawin Padungtod – Senior Technical Coordinator, Nguyen Thuy Hang – One Health Advocacy and Communication Coordinator and Nguyen Phuong Oanh – Operations Officer to talk about their recent One Health assessment mission in Ha Giang and Quang Nam provinces.