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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 proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Promoting Women’s Access to Justice

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls and its impact on their lives. The 16 Days of Activism begins on 25th November on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends on December 10th International Human Rights Day. For the past few year, the UN in Viet Nam has been supporting communication and awareness raising initiatives, policy dialogues and innovative public outreach events with the Government and civil society organizations in Viet Nam to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism.

The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Viet Nam is inviting non-governmental organisations to submit proposals for an activity for UN Women to support as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Given UN Women's focus during 2014 on building evidence of challenges for women to access justice and legal remedies in the context of violence against women, UN Women is accepting proposals that focus on promoting women's access to justice.

Closing time for applications is 5.00 PM (Hanoi time, GMT+7) on 29 September 2014


Designing Communication Products to support Behaviour Change on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage for hard to reach rural and poor population in Viet Nam


The purpose of the assignment is to develop and produce a communication package of printing materials that would support the implementation of provincial HWTS C4D plans especially in provinces with poor and disadvantaged H'mong, Ba Na and Kinh groups. The package includes a flipchart to demonstrate locally relevant good practices and propose appropriate and reasonable technical options to the families related to HWTS; and a poster to that clearly illustrates how to treat and store safe drinking water and the benefit it offers to all family members, especially children.

Deadline for submissions: The Proposals MUST be received at the above address by latest 10:00 a.m local time on 26 September 2014.


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.


Request for proposals (RFP) for provision of consultancy services to undertake Internal Controls Audit (Agreed upon Procedures) of UNFPA-supported Implementing Partners in Viet Nam

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Viet Nam invites proposals for contracting a reputed firm for consultancy services related to undertaking Internal Controls Audit (agreed-upon procedures) of UNFPA-supported Implementing Partners in Viet Nam. Your company is kindly invited to submit your best technical and financial offer for the requested services.

 Deadline for submissions: 18h00 (Hanoi Time, GMT+7) on Friday 26 September 2014


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.