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Deliver as One and Deliver green
The consolidation of all UN Agencies into one UN House is an important component of the UN Secretary General's reform programme. A single UN House fosters unity and co-ordination in all work at the country level. There are more than 60 UN Houses already in operation worldwide.

Currently the 16 UN organizations in Viet Nam are situated in 13 different locations in Ha Noi. Co-location into a Green One UN House  is considered a prerequisite to the full implementation of the One UN Initiative, being essential to overcoming the ‘silo mentality’ that comes with physical separation. Participating UN organizations and agencies in Viet Nam will co-locate and work together to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the UN in Viet Nam to 'Deliver as One'.

In addition to ‘Delivering as One’, the UN in Viet Nam is keen to implement the call of the UN Secretary General to ‘Deliver Green’.  The Green One UN House represents a model for Viet Nam and other countries demonstrating the viability of innovative sustainable buildings and is an important component of the UN climate change advocacy.

It is clear that the eco-friendly and team-friendly Green One UN House for all UN organizations in Viet Nam is essential to integration, coordination and the realization of greater synergies.

Some history
The ambition to put in place a Green One UN House dates back to the very start of the joint vision of the Government and the UN for the One UN initiative in Viet Nam. From the outset, bringing all UN staff to work together in one building has been an integral part of the UN reforms and the political commitment for this is expressed in the Prime Minister’s decree issued in September 2009 on the establishment of the Green One UN House as an integral pillar of the One UN initiative in Viet Nam. At the end of December 2012, the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations reached a new milestone in advancing the UN reform effort by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the construction of the Green One UN House. This allowed the UN in Viet Nam to award a contract and to start the renovation works to create the House.

The Green One UN House is expected to be ready for UN agencies to move in during the last quarter of 2014.

Funding
The construction of the house is funded by the financial contribution provided by several donors to the Green One UN House, including Australia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the United Nations Environment Programme. In addition to awarding the UN in Viet Nam a 99 plus 99 year lease on the land and the previous UN Apartment Building to renovate as the Green One UN House, the Government has also contributed to the financial viability of the project by granting a ten year rent-free benefit to all UN agencies participating in the Green One UN House.

More information?

Watch the latest update videos on the Green One UN House bellow:

 

9 July Update

 

 

22 May Update

26 March 2014 Update

 

26 February 2014 update

2013 overview

November 2 - November 30


UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Green One UN house 

November 7 - Overview

October 5 - October 19

August 10 - August 25

July 16 - August 8

July 7 - July 15

June 22 - July 05

 June 13 - June 22

 May 25 - June 8

May 12 - May 25

April 28 - May 11.
 April 14-April 27
 
March 30 - April 13

Mar 16 - 30 /2013

Mar 03 - 16 /2013
Undergoes first facelift Feb 16 - Mar 02/2013
The groundbreaking

The Fly-Through animation video

Spotlight

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The Secretary-General's Message on World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

 

30 July 2015 - Around the world, criminals are selling people for profit.  Vulnerable women and girls form the majority of human trafficking victims, including those driven into degrading sexual exploitation.

Trafficked persons are often tricked into servitude with the false promise of a well-paid job. Migrants crossing deadly seas and burning deserts to escape conflict, poverty and persecution are also at risk of being trafficked.  Individuals can find themselves alone in a foreign land where they have been stripped of their passports, forced into debt and exploited for labour.  Children and young people can find their lives stolen, their education blocked and their dreams dashed. It is an assault on their most basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.


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The Secretary-General's Message on World Youth Skills Day

 

15 July 2015 - I welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day.  On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future.

While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75 million adolescents who are out of school, denied the quality education they deserve and unable to acquire the skills they need.

We may see an understandably frustrated youth population – but that picture is incomplete.  With the right skills, these young people are exactly the force we need to drive progress across the global agenda and build more inclusive and vibrant societies.


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The Secretary-General's Message on World Population Day


11 July 2015
- Not since the end of the Second World War have so many people been forced from their homes across the planet. With nearly 60 million individuals having fled conflict or disaster, women and adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable.  Violent extremists and armed groups are committing terrible abuses that result in trauma, unintended pregnancy and infection with HIV and other diseases.  Shame and accountability rest squarely on the shoulders of the perpetrators who wage cowardly battles across the bodies of innocents.


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The Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking

 

26 June 2015 - In September, leaders from around the world will meet at the United Nations to adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and provide a life of dignity for all.  This ambition, while achievable, must address various obstacles, including the deadly harm to communities and individuals caused by drug trafficking and drug abuse.

Our shared response to this challenge is founded on the international drug control conventions.  In full compliance with human rights standards and norms, the United Nations advocates a careful re-balancing of the international policy on controlled drugs.  We must consider alternatives to criminalization and incarceration of people who use drugs and focus criminal justice efforts on those involved in supply.  We should increase the focus on public health, prevention, treatment and care, as well as on economic, social and cultural strategies.  


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The Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Yoga

 

21 June 2015 - During a visit to India this year, I had the opportunity to practice yoga with one of my senior advisors.  Although he happened to be a son of the country, I might equally have done the same with many other colleagues from different parts of the world.  Yoga is an ancient discipline from a traditional setting that has grown in popularity to be enjoyed by practitioners in every region.  By proclaiming 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, the General Assembly has recognized the holistic benefits of this timeless practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the United Nations.

Yoga offers a simple, accessible and inclusive means to promote physical and spiritual health and well-being.  It promotes respect for one’s fellow human beings and for the planet we share.  And yoga does not discriminate; to varying degrees, all people can practice, regardless of their relative strength, age or ability.