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Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/19/2014
Downloads: 9918
Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Reducing exposure and vulnerabilities to climatic extremes and stresses through spontaneous and guided migration

Viet Nam is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Many Vietnamese men women and children are very vulnerable and exposed to climatic extremes such as storms and floods and their consequences, such as river bank erosion and landslides. The challenge of climate change is growing and climate change adaptation is now critical in both the short and the long term.

The Vietnamese authorities have several strategies to reduce exposure to climatic extremes and related environmental pressures, including resettlement of households. Many people are also choosing themselves to change their livelihood strategies because local economic and environmental pressures are high, and some pressures are increasing as a result of climatic changes. Migration is one livelihood strategy that is playing an important role in reducing local exposure and vulnerability and increasing economic opportunities.

This paper presents analysis of the importance of resettlement and migration in the context of climate change adaptation, and provides some policy recommendations.

The United Nations believe that lessons about good development practice must be applied to policies and actions that are currently being formulated and implemented to support adaptation to climate change impacts as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

This discussion paper shows how reforming and strengthening resettlement policies and practices as well as migration related policies and regulations could add up to an important part of a policy framework for climate change adaptation, with a focus on some of the most vulnerable households, men, women and children in Viet Nam.

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

Date added: 11/26/2013
Downloads: 9734
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.

Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

Date added: 03/08/2012
Downloads: 15613
Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these.

The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and DRR and their needs and knowledge should be used to inform the design, implementation, and monitoring of climate change and DRR policies.

UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Piloting Participatory Carbon Monitoring

Date added: 09/28/2011
Downloads: 15778
UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Piloting Participatory Carbon Monitoring

Under REDD+, developing countries like Viet Nam will need to generate evidence of "results-based actions" to receive payments for the reduction of carbon emissions or enhanced removals of carbon. The national Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system holds the key for producing this evidence.

UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Developing a National REDD+ Strategy for Viet Nam

Date added: 09/28/2011
Downloads: 13477
UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Developing a National REDD+ Strategy for Viet Nam

The UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme is assisting the Govenment of Viet Nam in the Readiness Phase of REDD+. One of the key activities is the development of a national REDD+ Strategy. A team of international and national consultants have prepared a draft strategy for the national REDD+ Strategy as a basis for further discussions with Government and civil society stakeholders.

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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.


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


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.


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


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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