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Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Ha Noi recommendations for action on gender and disaster risk reduction

Date added: 07/18/2016
Downloads: 2422
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.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Training material: Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Date added: 07/08/2012
Downloads: 3174
Training material: Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Climate change is changing and increasing Viet Nam’s disaster risk profile for the worse and is likely to increase risks to development and safety. Under the project: “Strengthening institutional capacity for disaster risk management in Viet Nam, including climate change related disaster” funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) this Training Material on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) has been developed to support Government officials at national and sub-national levels to improve their understanding of these critical issues and to contribute to community resilience, safety and long-term sustainable development.

Category: Emmergency Situation Report

Second situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam

Date added: 08/06/2015
Downloads: 4041
Second situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam

 

 

Ha Noi, 6 August 2015 - Lessening rainfall over the past two days has helped local relief and recovery efforts in coastal provinces. On Monday 4 Aug, President Truong Tan Sang visited affected households in Quang Ninh, emphasizing the urgent need for resettlement of affected households.

An initial assessment from UN humanitarian partners in the field suggests that food and water supplies are already in place in Quang Ninh. However, Localized damage from flash floods and landslides has increased in mountainous provinces, particularly in terms of agriculture and transport.

The UN in Viet Nam continues to work closely with humanitarian partners who are collecting field information for emergency relief. So far, local provinces and central government have the situation under control for relief and initial recovery. An interagency coordination meeting will be organized on 6 August with humanitarian partners to consolidate information in the field. This meeting will identify if there are any gaps in response and consider if a comprehensive assessment of damage in the affected provinces will be needed for early recovery process.

First situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam

Date added: 08/03/2015
Downloads: 4523
First situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam

 

Ha Noi, 3 August 2015 - More than 20 people have lost their lives in a series of flashfloods and landslides in Northern Viet Nam. Thousands of houses have been damaged by floodwater, crops destroyed and roads closed in a week of unusually heavy rain. The UN in Viet Nam and its NGO partners continue to monitor the situation very closely and is standing by to assist national and local Government in any way required.

The UN in Vietnam, with support from UNITAR and UNOCHA Bangkok, has aquired satellite images of the flooding situation in Quang Ninh and other affected provinces to help central government in their situation analysis, response and recovery process.

The following Situation Report was issued by the UN on 3rd August 2015.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Disaster Management - Joint UN Publications

Viet Nam Climate-related Disaster profile 2013

Date added: 07/08/2014
Downloads: 6222
Viet Nam Climate-related Disaster profile 2013

The 2013 Viet Nam Climate-related Disaster profile was compiled by the UN Disaster Risk Management Secretariat and reviewed by the UN DRM Team. It provides information on natural disasters faced by Viet Nam in 2013 and lessons learned. According to the annual reviews of the Viet Nam National Committee for Search and Rescue and the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control, 2013 witnessed the highest number of recorded storm occurrences in the past 50 years.

OCHA El Niño infographic

Date added: 07/07/2014
Downloads: 6987
OCHA El Niño infographic

The OCHA El Niño info-graphic is a result of increasing forecasts of the possibility of a severe El Niño phenomenon occurring from mid 2014 onwards across the Asia and Pacific region. This product has been created by OCHA to generate and maintain awareness of the evolving dimensions of the El Niño phenomenon.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/IOM Publications

Climate Change Adaptation And Migration In The Mekong Delta Workshop report published

Date added: 06/04/2012
Downloads: 6744
Climate Change Adaptation And Migration In The Mekong Delta Workshop report published

Climate-related environmental change and associated disasters figure among the most serious challenges facing the Mekong Delta. The vulnerability of the Delta coupled with the opportunities created by rapid economic growth are generating increased migration and urbanization, as affected people move to commercial and industrial centres. As rural livelihoods are transformed by environmental change, there is growing evidence that well planned migration is a viable adaptation strategy which can increase the resilience of communities.

This report details the presentations and discussions from the workshop 'Climate Change Adaptation and Migration in the Mekong Delta' held in June 2012 which brought together climate change experts, researchers, local and international NGOs, and authorities from affected provinces to address this gap. The workshop discussed the impacts of climate change on livelihoods and the links between climate change, environmental degradation, and migration.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

Vietnam: Typhoon WUTIP - Situation Report No. 3 (as of 9 October 2013)

Date added: 11/26/2013
Downloads: 8862
Vietnam: Typhoon WUTIP - Situation Report No. 3 (as of 9 October 2013)

 

This Situation Report is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 5 to 9 October 2013. The next situation report will be issued if significant new information is available.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Disaster Management - Joint UN Publications

Viet Nam: Flooding in Central Provinces Situation Report No.1

Date added: 11/22/2013
Downloads: 6963
Viet Nam: Flooding in Central Provinces Situation Report No.1

 

This Situation Report is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 14 to 20 November 2013. A new Situation Report will be issued when new relevant information is available.

Vietnam: Typhoon HaiYan Situation Report No.2 (13 November 2013)

Date added: 11/12/2013
Downloads: 8004
Vietnam: Typhoon HaiYan Situation Report No.2 (13 November 2013)

This Situation Report is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 12 to 13 November 2013. This is the final report issued for this emergency.

Vietnam: Typhoon NARI and update on Typhoon WUTIP

Date added: 10/30/2013
Downloads: 7482
Vietnam: Typhoon NARI and update on Typhoon WUTIP

 

This Situation Report is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 21 October to 25 October 2013. The next situation report will be issued when significant new information is available.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

GHG emission fact sheet

Date added: 04/13/2011
Downloads: 18403
GHG emission fact sheet

Greenhouse gas emissions and options for mitigation in Viet Nam, and the UN’s responses

Version of 6 February, 2013

Viet Nam signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 11 June 1992 and ratified it on 16 November 1994. It signed the Kyoto Protocol on 3 December 1998 and ratified it on 25 September 2002. This Factsheet focuses on greenhouse gas emissions and Viet Nam’s mitigation potential.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Disaster Management - Joint UN Publications

Recognise the strength of women and girls in reducing disaster risks!

Date added: 10/12/2012
Downloads: 10986
Recognise the strength of women and girls in reducing disaster risks!

Stories from Viet Nam

This book stresses the potential and strength of an often untapped or unrecognized resource: women and girls in Viet Nam. Not only do they comprise almost half of the country’s population, they also play crucially important roles in the household, in the rural and urban economies and in society as a whole.

With disasters affecting Viet Nam annually, in combination with a particular vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, it is essential to recognize women and girls as dynamic actors in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

This book aims to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through many truly inspirational stories it aims to tell the story behind the larger issues and show the visible force behind lasting change.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Social and Economic Development Policies - Joint UN Publications

Sustainable poverty reduction and natural disaster risk management in the central coastal region

Date added: 06/05/2012
Downloads: 12685
Sustainable poverty reduction and natural disaster risk management in the central coastal region

Lessons learned and policy implications

The Central Coastal region is one of the most vulnerable to disasters and climate change in the country. In the context of the mid-year Consultative Group meeting held in Quang Tri, this paper focuses on the nexus between sustainable poverty reduction and disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, in particular in the Central Coastal region of Viet Nam. The paper highlights main policy messages, drawing on UN experiences providing programme and policy support to the Government in the Central Coastal region, and suggests main policy implications.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Fact sheet: The Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011

Date added: 07/21/2011
Downloads: 15177
Fact sheet: The Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011

The following fact sheet provides additional information to the GAR11 by highlighting some of the main findings of the report together with some relevant facts about Viet Nam. It also briefly describes how UNDP Viet Nam has supported the Government of Viet Nam on various components of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.

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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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