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1 World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2015 Written by Dr Hung 4312
2 World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2015 Written by Phan Huong Giang 3569
3 Statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Nepal earthquake Written by Dr Hung 5773
4 The Secretary-General's message on World Malaria Day 2015 Written by Dr Hung 4169
5 The Secretary-General’s Message on International Mother Earth Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6625
6 Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on attack in Garowe, Somalia Written by Dr Hung 3834
7 The Secretary-General’s message on World Health Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6144
8 The Secretary-General’s Message on World Health Day 2015 Written by Dr Hung 6520
9 The Secretary-General’s message on the international day of Sport for development and peace Written by Dr Hung 5971
10 The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Written by Phan Huong Giang 5897
11 The Secretary-General’s message on World Autism Awareness Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6073
12 The Secretary-General’s message on World Tuberculosis Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6196
13 The Secretary-General’s message on World Water Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6309
14 The Secretary-General’s message on International Day of Forests Written by Phan Huong Giang 6440
15 The Secretary-General’s message on International Day of Happiness Written by Dr Hung 5965
16 The Secretary-General message for International Women's day Written by Dr Hung 4310
17 The Secretary-General’s message on World Radio Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 7052
18 The Secretary-General’s message on International Human Solidarity Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 7043
19 The Secretary-General’s message on International Migrants Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 7106
20 The Secretary-General’s message on Human Rights Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6897
21 The Secretary-General’s message on International Anti-Corruption day Written by Dr Hung 7404
22 The Secretary-General’s message on International Volunteer Day 2014 Written by Dr Hung 7021
23 The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Written by Phan Huong Giang 6204
24 The Secretary-General’s message on World AIDS Day 2014 Written by Dr Hung 5678
25 The Secretary-General’s message for the International day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people Written by Dr Hung 6396
26 Secretary-General’s message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Written by Phan Huong Giang 6857
27 Secretary-General’s message on Universal Children's Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 6611
28 Secretary-General’s message on World Toilet Day Written by Dr Hung 6146
29 The Secretary-General’s message on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Written by Phan Huong Giang 6212
30 The Secretary-General’s message on World Diabetes Day Written by Dr Hung 6600
31 The Secretary-General’s message on world cities day Written by Dr Hung 7101
32 The Secretary-General's message on United Nations Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3915
33 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day for Eradication of Poverty Written by Phan Huong Giang 4102
34 The Secretary-General's message on the World Food Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3490
35 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day for Rural Women Written by Phan Huong Giang 3563
36 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day for Disaster Reduction Written by Phan Huong Giang 3704
37 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of the Girl Child Written by Phan Huong Giang 3671
38 The Secretary-General's message on World Mental Health day 2014 Written by Dr Hung 3741
39 The Secretary-General's message on World Habitat Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3556
40 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Non-violence Written by Phan Huong Giang 3285
41 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Older Persons Written by Phan Huong Giang 3465
42 The Secretary-General's message on the World Tourism Day Written by Phan Huong Giang 3378
43 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Written by Phan Huong Giang 3429
44 The Secretary-General's message on the World Maritime Day: 'Imo conventions: Effective implementation' Written by Phan Huong Giang 3351
45 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Peace Written by Phan Huong Giang 3579
46 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer Written by Phan Huong Giang 4132
47 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Democracy Written by Phan Huong Giang 5292
48 The Secretary-General's message on the United Nations Day of South-South cooperation Written by Phan Huong Giang 3435
49 The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Charity Written by Dr Hung 4339
50 The Secretary-General’s Message on the international day of the victims of enforced disappearances Written by Dr Hung 7854

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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.