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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.


Review of the Viet Nam – UN Harmonized Programme and Project Management Guidelines (HPPMG) (for the review phase only).


The Viet Nam - UN Harmonized Programme and Project Management Guidelines (HPPMG) were jointly developed and signed by the Government of Viet Nam and UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA for the management and implementation of UN-supported programmes and projects and became effective on 1 July 2010. The HPPMG has guided the preparation, management and implementation of the UN-supported programmes and projects for nearly three years, and is expected to be an effective tool for the management and implementation of the One Plan 2012-2016 as well as preparation of the individual agencies programmes and projects, in line with the spirit of Delivering as One (DaO) and the Ha Noi Core Statement. HPPMG aims to further promote greater transparency, efficiency, simplification, harmonization and effectiveness as UN will enhance its focus on providing support in a more cohesive manner.

Deadline for submisions: The Proposals MUST be received at the above address by latest 10:00 a.m local time on 11 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.


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.