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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.

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



The Secretary-General’s message on the International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women


25 November 2015 - The atrocity crimes being committed against women and girls in conflict zones, along with the domestic abuse found in all countries, are grave threats to progress.

I am deeply concerned about the plight of women and girls living in conditions of armed conflict, who suffer various forms of violence, sexual assault, sexual slavery and trafficking. Violent extremists are perverting religious teachings to justify the mass subjugation and abuse of women. These are not random acts of violence, or the incidental fallout of war, but rather systematic efforts to deny women's freedoms and control their bodies. As the world strives to counter and prevent violence extremism, the protection and empowerment of women and girls must be a key consideration.


The Secretary-General's message on World Diabetes Day 2015


14 November 2015 - Close to 350 million people in the world have diabetes, and the prevalence is rising rapidly, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. There is much all of us can do to minimize our risk of getting the disease and, even if we do get it, to live long and healthy lives with it.

People who have diabetes lose their ability to properly regulate their blood sugar. Out-of-control blood sugar can lead to nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower-limb amputation.


The Secretary-General’s message on World Food Day 2015

16 October 2015 - This year's observance of World Food Day follows the landmark adoption by world leaders of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of 17 goals to guide our work towards a future of dignity and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.

How we choose to grow, process, distribute and consume the food we eat has a profound effect on people, planet, prosperity and peace. Delivering on the promise of the 2030 Agenda will not be possible without rapid progress towards ending hunger and undernutrition. In the same way, delivering on the commitment to end hunger forever, for all people, will not be possible without major gains across the new Agenda.


The Secretary-General’s message for The International Day For Disaster Reduction

13 October 2015 - This year's observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is dedicated to the power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge.

In March 2015 in Sendai, Japan, I met with the President of Vanuatu,

His Excellency Baldwin Lonsdale, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. On that very day, his island nation was devastated by Cyclone Pam, one of the strongest storms ever to strike the Pacific.

The force of the storm led to expectations that there would be great loss of life. Thankfully, this was not the case. One reason was that cyclone shelters built in the traditional style from local materials, saved many lives.


The Secretary-General's message on the International Day of the girl child


New York, 11 October 2015 - The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all.

Our task now is to get to work on meeting the SDG targets and making good on our promises to give girls all the opportunities they deserve as they mature to adulthood by 2030. That means enabling them to avoid child marriage and unwanted pregnancy, protect against HIV transmission, stay safe from female genital mutilation, and acquire the education and skills they need to realize their potential. It also requires ensuring their sexual health and reproductive rights. Girls everywhere should be able to lead lives free from fear and violence. If we achieve this progress for girls, we will see advances across society.