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World Food Day 2014 - National Story Competition


Topic: The Role of Vietnamese Women in Family Farming

1. Background: As part of this year's celebrations for World Food Day on 16 October 2014, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UN Women in Viet Nam are launching a national story competition to shine a spotlight on the important role that women play in family farming in Viet Nam.

The Competition is part of the year-long UN Campaign "Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity" that celebrates 20 years of advancing women's rights and the International Year of Family Farming 2014.

2. Eligibility: The Competition is open to national and international entrants living in Viet Nam, with journalists, writers, students and teachers especially encouraged to enter.

3. Objectives of the Competition: The Competition seeks to increase awareness and understandings of the challenges faced by Vietnamese smallholder farmers, especially women, and help identify effective ways to support women and family farmers.


Call for Expression of Interest

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) purchases supplies and equipment in Viet Nam to support their programme of co-operation with the Government of Viet Nam.

It is our policy to purchase supplies locally when value for money requirements - pricing, specifications, quality and delivery times - are met.


Call for proposals on innovative partnership projects

The Global Compact Network Vietnam (GCNV) is an alliance of companies, government, trade unions, United Nations and non-governmental organisations. The GCNV exists to promote the principles of the United Nations Global Compact ( through which it aims to improve thesocial and environmental conditions of Vietnam workers, their communities and the performance of the companies they work for. The GCNV was launched in 2007 by VCCI in partnership with the UNDP.

The GCNV is currently seeking to support innovative partnership projects which aim at improving social and environmental conditions in Vietnam.

Deadline for submissions: Ongoing from October, 2009.


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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Manufacturer: Toyota, Japan
Base price: USD 11,000
Model: TRJ120L-GKMEK (imported brand new, arrived in Hanoi in August 2009, first owner)
Hand-drive: Left-hand-drive
Number of seats: 8
Colour: White
Mileage: 55.000 km
Availability: July 2014

Technical Features: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4x4 5 door Wagon GX, 2700cc Petrol DOHC EFI, 5-Speed Manual Floor Shift, 8 Seater
Exterior color: white;
Interior color: Ivory, 8 Seater (044C)
Seat material: leather Air conditioner (050C) Airbag system (042C)

The deadline for submitting offers is 31 July 2014