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Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Employment and labour markets

Date added: 05/08/2015
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Employment and labour markets

Having introduced unpaid work as a significant component of time and resource allocation in economic  activity, this module introduces a gender analysis of employment and labour markets in the context of Asia and the Pacific, including labour supply issues and the segmented structure of employment, to create a fuller picture of time and resource allocation. Definitions of informal employment are stressed, given its importance in most countries in Asia and the Pacific. The module includes an employment mapping exercise and discusses employment policies from a gendered perspective.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Youth - Joint UN Publications

State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People, Employment and Training

Date added: 03/01/2011
Downloads: 10116
State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People, Employment and Training
  • Viet Nam has entered a ‘demographic bonus’ period – meaning there are two or more people of working age for every person aged under 15 or 65 and over. This period is expected to last for at least the next 30 years, from around 2010 to 2049. In this context Viet Nam will face challenges in generating decent jobs for the hundreds of thousands of new labour market entrants each year.
  • The youth demographic represents an increasingly important proportion of the labour force in Viet Nam, both now and well into the future.
  • As in other developing countries, young workers in Vietnam have been less obviously affected by the global financial crisis, since they usually constitute a ‘buffer’ of cheap labour in time of economic downturn. For example, they are under-represented in larger enterprises and are over-represented in precarious forms of employment and informal sector activities.
    Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Social and Economic Development Policies - Joint UN Publications

    Crafting Out of Poverty: The UN Joint Programme on Green Production and Trade quarterly newsletter

    Date added: 02/18/2011
    Downloads: 13120
    Crafting Out of Poverty: The UN Joint Programme on Green Production and Trade quarterly newsletter

    Enabling rural households to ‘craft their way out of poverty’
    Welcome to the first issue of the quarterly newsletter of the joint programme ‘Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor’, in short ‘Green Production and Trade’! Through this newsletter we will keep you up to date on new developments and progress realized by the programme.

    Spotlight

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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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