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UNICEF commends ratification by viet nam of the hague convention on inter-country child adoption UNICEF commends ratification by viet nam of the hague convention on inter-country child adoption

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unicef_hague_conventionHa Noi, 2 December 2011 – UNICEF applauds the recent ratification by Viet Nam of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption. Following the signature of the Hague Convention by Viet Nam in December 2010, the President approved its ratification in July 2011. The country is expected to be a full member of the Hague Convention in February 2012.

“UNICEF congratulates the Government of Viet Nam for continuing to make remarkable progress in reforming the child adoption system. The ongoing inter-country adoption reform has recently culminated with the ratification of The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption, which is a significant step to operationalise the principles regarding inter-country adoption that are contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child”, says Ms. Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Viet Nam Representative. “It is indeed a formidable step forward in ensuring that inter-country adoption is pursued in conformity with the standards and principles of international legislation requiring any placement decisions to be in the best interests of the child”.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
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Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

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On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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