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1 WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017 Written by Dr Hung 2480
2 Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi Written by Dr Hung 4103
3 Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality Written by Dr Hung 5181
4 New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam Written by Dr Hung 5744
5 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December Written by Phan Huong Giang 7999
6 The secretary-general's message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls Written by Dr Hung 5606
7 UNIDO Director General's Op-Ed Article to media on the occasion of UNIDO's 50th anniversary Written by Phan Huong Giang 5587
8 Call for participation - Volunteering for SDGs – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest Written by Dr Hung 7687
9 Talking about the One Health mission in Viet Nam with FAO experts Written by Dr Hung 4302
10 Launch of UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 Written by Dr Hung 6138
11 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction in Hanoi, Viet Nam Written by Dr Hung 6450
12 The Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day “From The Glass Ceiling To A Carpet Of Shards” Written by Dr Hung 6547
13 72 hours to make the world better for children with disabilities Written by Dr Hung 5509
14 The Secretary-General’s message on Human Rights Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6356
15 The Secretary-General’s message on International Anti-corruption Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 5675
16 The Secretary-General’s message on World AIDS Day Written by Dr Hung 5781
17 The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women Written by Dr Hung 5679
18 The Secretary-General's message on World Diabetes Day 2015 Written by Dr Hung 3573
19 The Secretary-General’s message on World Food Day 2015 Written by Dr Hung 5721
20 The Secretary-General’s message for The International Day For Disaster Reduction Written by Dr Hung 5246
21 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of the girl child Written by Phan Huong Giang 3577
22 Joint Message on the Occasion of World Teachers’ Day - Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies Written by Dr Hung 5370
23 The Secretary-General's message on World Habitat Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3184
24 The Secretary-General's message on The International Day of Older Persons Written by Phan Huong Giang 3159
25 Remarks by the Secretary-General at summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Written by Phan Huong Giang 4592
26 The Secretary-General's message on The International Day of Peace 2015 Written by Dr Hung 3022
27 The Secretary-General’s message on The International Day of Peace Written by Dr Hung 9137
28 The Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day For the preservation of the Ozone layer Written by Dr Hung 4990
29 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Democracy Written by Phan Huong Giang 2924
30 The Secretary-General's Message on the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation Written by Phan Huong Giang 2829
31 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Literacy Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 2812
32 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Charity Written by Phan Huong Giang 2873
33 The Secretary-General's Message on World Humanitarian Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3194
34 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Youth Written by Phan Huong Giang 3105
35 Second situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam Written by Dr Hung 3044
36 The First Situation Report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam Written by Dr Hung 5054
37 The Secretary-General's Message on World Day Against Trafficking In Persons Written by Phan Huong Giang 3117
38 The Secretary-General's Message on World Youth Skills Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3023
39 The Secretary-General's Message on World Population Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3172
40 The Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking Written by Phan Huong Giang 5521
41 The Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Yoga Written by Phan Huong Giang 5755
42 The Secretary-General’s Message on World Day to Combat Desertification Written by Phan Huong Giang 5356
43 The Secretary-General’s Message on World Environment Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 5573
44 The Secretary-General’s Message on the Day of Vesak Written by Phan Huong Giang 5209
45 The Secretary-General’s Message on World No Tobacco Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 4848
46 The Secretary-General’s Message for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers Written by Phan Huong Giang 6090
47 The Secretary-General's remarks at the Official Inauguration of the Green One UN House Ha Noi, 23 May 2015 Written by Dr Hung 4123
48 The Secretary-General’s press remarks at the Official Inauguration of the Green One UN House Ha Noi, 23 May 2015 Written by Dr Hung 6413
49 The Secretary-General’s Message on the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 5431
50 The Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Families Written by Phan Huong Giang 5925

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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.