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1 The Secretary-General's Message for the internaltional day against nuclear tests Written by Phan Huong Giang 3742
2 The Secretary-General's Message on World Humanitarian Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3639
3 The Secretary-General’s message for International Youth Day Written by Dr Hung 7947
4 The Secretary-General's Message for the International Youth Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3958
5 Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease Written by Dr Hung 7545
6 The Secretary-General's Message for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Written by Phan Huong Giang 7247
7 The Secretary-General's Message on World Day against Trafficking in Persons 3753
8 World Food Day 2014 - National Story Competition 5989
9 The Secretary-General's Message on Nelson Mandela Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3671
10 The Secretary-General's Message to 2014 special pre-cop on climate change Written by Phan Huong Giang 3549
11 The Secretary-General's Message on World Population Day 2014 3656
12 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Cooperatives 3599
13 The Secretary-General's message on the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking Written by Phan Huong Giang 3493
14 The Secretary-General’s message on United Nations Public Service Day Written by Dr Hung 6092
15 The Secretary-General's Message on World Day to Combat Desertification 3529
16 The Secretary-General's Message on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 3088
17 The Secretary-General's Message on the 100-Day Countdown to the International Day of Peace 2014 3645
18 The Secretary-General's Message on World Ocean's Day 3302
19 The Secretary-General's Message on World Environment Day 2014 4900
20 The Secretary-General's Quote on World No-Tobacco Day 3395
21 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 4620
22 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day to end Obstetric Fistula 4377
23 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity 4871
24 Message from UNESCO Director-General on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity 3483
25 Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 4852
26 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Families 3406
27 The UNFPA Executive Director's Statement on the International Day of Families 3350
28 The Secretary-General’s message on Vesak Day (delivered on his behalf by the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, Ms Pratibha Mehta) Written by Phan Huong Giang 8956
29 Statement for the International Day of the Midwife 2014 Written by Dr Hung 3670
30 MY World: have your say! 3129
31 The Secretary- General’s message on World Press Freedom day Written by Dr Hung 6928
32 The Secretary- General’s message on the day of remembrance for victims of chemical warfare Written by Dr Hung 7377
33 The Secretary-General's Message on World Malaria Day 3380
34 The Secretary-General's Message on International Mother Earth Day 3192
35 First Viet Nam National Forum for Community Forestry 4171
36 The Secretary-General's Message on World Health Day 3692
37 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance 3429
38 Speech of United Nations Resident Coordinator at the Universal Periodic Review Debriefing 4095
39 The Secretary-General's Message on World Autism Awareness Day 3307
40 Keynotes by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at the International Conference on Economic Reforms 5080
41 The Secretary-General's Message on World Tuberculosis Day 3087
42 Resolving institutional bottlenecks, governance reforms key for Viet Nam's development 3559
43 The Secretary-General's Message for World Water Day 3309
44 The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 3533
45 The Secretary-General's Message for the International Day of Nowruz 3400
46 The Secretary-General's Message for the International Day of Happiness 3739
47 FAO and WHO Brief the International Community on Avian Influenza A (H7N9) 3836
48 The Secretary-General’s Message For International Women’s Day 8 March 2014 Written by Dr Hung 8674
49 The Secretary-General's Message for International Mother Language Day 3667
50 Viet Nam undergoes second Universal Periodic Review 5830

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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.