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Helping men share - One Day in the Life of a UN Volunteer

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ending violence_680The video was commissioned by UNV (HQs) and produced in Viet Nam to highlight the story of a national UN Volunteer contributing to preventing violence against women and girls under the Partners for Prevention (P4P) programme (http://www.partners4prevention.org/) in Da Nang. P4P is a Joint Programme: UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women (lead agency in Viet Nam) and UNV.

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Scaling-up green innovations improves local livelihoods

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45-1Viet Nam is highly vulnerable to climate change. It is among the 10 most affected countries by natural disasters as per the Long-Term Climate Risk Index (CRI). Rural poor in coastal areas and mountainous ethnic minority people are especially at risk and in need of heightened resilience.

While Viet Nam has obtained many achievements in most of the MDGs especially its remarkable decrease in the poverty rate, it has not achieved MDG7 on ensuring environmental sustainability. Despite significant Government efforts to adopt necessary legal frameworks, strategies and programmes, the policy enforcement and social norms are inadequate to ensure the environmental sustainability. Additionally, rapid industrialization and urbanization have depleted natural resources and degraded the environment, which in turn has affected local livelihoods and quality of lives.

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Let us all recommit ourselves to ending AIDS!

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aidsDeputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made an inspiring speech at the 2016 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS, together with Thanh - a woman living with HIV. The Chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution called for joint efforts and fully commitment to achieve the 90-90-90 targets on HIV treatment.

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World Population Day “Investing in teenage girl

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wpd2 2016Teenage girls around the world face more and greater challenges than their male counterparts. In many countries, a girl who reaches puberty is deemed by her family and community as ready for marriage, pregnancy and childbirth. She may be married off and forced to leave school. She may suffer a debilitating condition from delivering a child before her body is ready for it. She may be denied her human rights. But when a teenage girl has the power, the means and the information to make her own decisions in life, she is more likely to realize her full potential and become a positive force for change in her home, community and nation. This video clip was produced by UNFPA in Viet Nam for the World Population Day 2016 "Investing in Teenage Girls".

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Young Makers in Viet Nam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

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tomvn 600From June 3rd to 5th 2016, 7 teams consisting of over 70 young people including designers, engineers, artisans, medical professionals and children with disabilities gathered on the campus of the Vietnam-German University (VGU) in Binh Duong, Vietnam to contribute to a better world. For 72 hours these youth participated in the inaugural T.O.M:Vietnam (www.fb.com/TOMVietnam2016) Makeathon to apply their skills to design and prototype open source solutions for children with disabilities.

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Priorities on Youth Development Strategy in Viet Nam

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IMG 8826We are living in an unique era. Viet Nam has the highest proportion of young people ever in the country's history. One of Vietnam’s most important resources is their young people: committed, energetic, creative, healthy young men and women.

These young people are the key to social, political, environmental and economic development. Investing in young people, in their health, education, employment, among other important rights, is essential for sustainable development and the future security of men and women, families, communities and the country.

What are Viet Nam's priorities on youth development in the coming years, please watch a TV talk-show between Ms Astrid Bant, UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam and Netviet’s reporter. The talk-show was broadcast on VTC10 on 18 March 2016.

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Imbalanced Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam

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 MG_5094On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Ms. Astrid Bant, UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam had a talk on "Sharing Viet Nam" about the imbalanced Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam, as well as the reasons and consequences of this issue. The talk was broadcast on VTC10 on 11 March 2016.

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Bilingual education is a gateway to Sustainable Development

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an giang_bilingual_eduThe Ministry of Education and Training in Viet Nam has successfully implemented the initiative supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that promotes mother tongue-based bilingual education (MTBBE) in Lao Cai, Gia Lai and Tra Vinh provinces since 2008. The findings from the final evaluation showed that MTBBE is relevant for quality and inclusive education in the Viet Nam’s context. As the result, An Giang province is expanding MTBBE namely with Khmer language.

This video is showing how a child is experiencing the benefits of the MTBBE in the school and in the family life. The use of mother tongue during first years in school boosts up learning among children from ethnic minority group, allowing them to stay longer in school and to become proficient in the national or international language in the later years. Teachers, children and parents recognize the value of learning in the children’s mother-tongue. The MTBBE programme helps empower ethnic minority children, their family and community to integrate socially and to fulfil their citizenship. Bilingual education is therefore a gateway to Sustainable Development.

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Clipper race crew visit UNICEF supported children's centre

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Opened in May 2011 with the financial support of Unicef, and managed by the Da Nang Association for Victims of Agent Orange (DAVA) and volunteers, the day care centre receives over 90 children with disabilities every day.

There are an estimated 1.3 million children with disabilities in Vietnam, making it one of the largest groups of vulnerable children in need of special protection. The city of Da Nang is particularly affected as its population was exposed to Agent Orange during the war with the United States.

Unicef works with the government of Vietnam, and in particular the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education and Training to improve services offered to children with disabilities and build on the model of Da Nang to scale it up nationwide. 

Clipper Race crew and staff have raised over £166,000 for children in need around the world since Race Start. The aim is to raise £300,000 by Race Finish. Click here to donate and help the Clipper Race’s aim to support children in danger around the world. 

Read the full story here

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40 years with the children of Viet Nam

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40yrs videoViet Nam and UNICEF have a long history of cooperation and trust. Following reunification in 1975, UNICEF launched a nation-wide programme to meet the basic needs of Viet Nam’s girls and boys. Since UNICEF’s first days in Viet Nam, the country programme has shifted from emergency response and reconstruction, to meeting basic needs in health and education, to today concentrating on improving social services, while supporting sound policy and an effective legal framework to ensure each one of the country’s 26 million girls and boys can meet his or her full potential.

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What does child-sensitive planning mean for equitable advancement?

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childsensitivity planning_sedp_unicefViet Nam has made impressive progress in the realisation of women’s and children’s rights. One of the key guiding principles for its development is the Socio-economic Development Plan (SEDP) that promotes economic growth combined with the implementation of social advance, equality and improvement of life quality. However, there are still millions of Vietnamese children deprived of essential needs including education, health, water and sanitation, shelter, refrained child labour, leisure and social protection. Let’s follow the story of Tao, a Tay ethnic minority girl to see what policy makers could do to change the situations with their socio-economic development planning.

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Viet Nam, 20 years after the Beijing Declaration

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beijing declarationThe video provides an overview on gender equality in Viet Nam after 20 years of implementing the Beijing Platform for Action.

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Breastfeeding at work (animation)

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bfw video_854The theme of this year's World Breastfeeding Week is "Let’s make it work!” which focuses on supporting women to combine work and breastfeeding. Alive & Thrive and UNICEF created this animated video to show the benefits of creating a dedicated lactation space for moms in the workplace!

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Towards zero rabies in Viet Nam

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Rabies dvd box cover ENGThe Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) FAO Viet Nam and Department of Animal Health (DAH) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched a rabies advocacy and training film “Towards zero rabies in Vietnam” and “Eradication of Rabies in Viet Nam”, respectively. The films have been produced with the support and collaboration from General Department of Preventive Medicine, World Health Organisation, Sub-department of Animal Health in Thai Nguyen Province and World Animal Protection.

“Eradication of Rabies in Viet Nam” serves as one of the key training tools for animal and public health professionals, especially for those who conduct outreach training to district and commune based animal health and public health workers. It provides practical demonstrations and detailed explanations about cross-sectoral collaboration, effective dog capture & vaccination techniques, as well as demonstrating proper wound washing and post-exposure vaccine. The advocacy film “Towards zero rabies in Vietnam” inspires local authorities, donors, technical and development agencies to provide political support and assistance for an integrated rabies control program in the spirit of One Health. In this film senior government officials and international organization representatives provide well-expressed insights on how government agencies and partner organizations can best coordinate to establish effective rabies control strategies.

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UNFPA’s TV spot “Breaking the silence to end violence against women and girls”

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UntitledAccording to the National Survey on Domestic Violence in 2010, more than a third of ever-married women have been beaten by their husbands at some point in their lives. 58% said that they had experienced at least one form of physical, sexual and emotional violence from someone close at some point in their lives. But 87% of victims did not seek help due to the lack of available services. Many were also too afraid to speak up due to the fear of stigma and discrimination. Gender-based violence is fostered by gender stereotypes, and reinforced by dominant male attitudes, unequal power structures and unequal relations between women and men, both as individuals and as groups.

Yet, many people see gender-based violence as ‘just a woman’s issue’, but it is a man's issue! So with men responsible for most of the violence against women and girls, men are vital to the solution. A recent UN research conducted with men and boys suggested that it is possible to tackle discriminatory attitudes and practices against women that lead to gender based violence and gender-biased sex selection.

This is a new TV spot produced by UNFPA in March 2015 to convey a powerful message of breaking the silence to end violence against women and girls in Viet Nam

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Video “Join hands to address the Sex Ratio at Birth imbalance”

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Join hands to address the Sex Ratio at Birth imbalanceOn the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child (11 October 2014), the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam launched a national campaign on "Join hands to address the Sex Ratio at Birth imbalance". The campaign consisted of a series of activities, including workshops, policy dialogues, parades in Ha Noi, Hai Duong and Bac Ninh cities, and communication activities via mass and social media with nationwide coverage.

This is the video of all activities of the campaign to raise awareness among the general public on the causes and consequences of gender-biased sex selection and to call for greater efforts by the government and all stakeholders to join hands to bring an end to this phenomenon, which is a form of gender discrimination.

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Field visits of Members of Parliaments paralel IPU 132 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

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ipu132 video_This week over 1,300 Parliamentarians from more than 160 countries and territories gathered in Viet Nam for the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly.

High on the agenda this year was promoting children’s rights to nutrition and development.

On field trips organized by UNICEF, Alive & Thrive and the Inter-Parliamentary Union – in coordination with the National Assembly of Viet Nam – parliamentarians were able to observe some of the host country’s nutrition programs for children.

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WHO- Viet Nam - leading the way in the treatment of tuberculosis

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video 1Recent years have seen tremendous progress in the fight against TB, with over 37 million lives saved, but much more needs to be done. TB affects thousands of people,  and kills nearly 5000 people every year in Viet Nam. To End TB in Viet Nam, the World Health Organization is working with the National TB Programme to diagnose and treat people with TB and drug Resistant TB in communities across Viet Nam. This video tells the story of Mr Ngo Ngoc Tanh, a cured TB and drug resistant TB patient.

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Women and the Media in Viet Nam

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women and_mediaWomen and the media is a critical area of concern of the Beijing Platform for Actions, one of the most comprehensive documents on women's issues in the world. The document was adopted in the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing. The video provides an overview on gender equality in the media in Viet Nam. It is part of the year-long UN Campaign "Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity" that celebrates 20 years of implementing the Beijing Platform for Actions in Viet Nam.

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UN Women Executive Board’s first visit to Viet Nam

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un women_ex_board_visitFrom 8 -12 December 2014, UN Women Executive Board Bureau did the first field visit to Viet Nam. The visit aimed to strengthen the relationship between UN Women and the Government of Viet Nam and also enhance the Bureau members' understanding of how UN Women cooperates with the Government in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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16 things you can do to end violence against women and girls

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16 days_of_actionThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign is an international campaign that began in 1991. From November 25th, the international Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, the campaign calls on individuals and groups around the world to act to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Let's watch the video to learn how you can do to help end violence against women and girls!

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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

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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The secretary-general's message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls

 

25 November 2016 - At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.  Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.


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UNIDO Director General's Op-Ed Article to media on the occasion of UNIDO's 50th anniversary

 

Did you know that in Viet Nam, the net flow of foreign direct investment increased from USD1billion in 2003 to USD10 billion in 2008, and that by 2015 reached USD23 billion?  Or that the total value of exports rose from USD2 billion in 1990 to USD72 billion in 2010, to reach USD162 billion in 2015? These impressive figures highlight the country’s robust economic success, providing a boost to the economy and employment.

These accomplishments are largely due to the reforms undertaken by Viet Nam since Doi Moi in 1986 which liberalized the economy, attracted foreign investment, fostered exports and reduced poverty. To prepare for reform, Viet Nam received extensive technical assistance from the international community, including from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), well before 1986 and, more precisely, since 1978.

For more than 35 years, UNIDO has been sharing international best practices to help Viet Nam develop inclusive and sustainable industry. With more than USD100 million in expenditure, UNIDO’s technical cooperation activities have been carried out across a broad range of fields, including support to the private sector and technical and industrial research organizations, facilitation of technology transfer, trade capacity-building, human resource development, environmental protection, energy efficiency, investment promotion and responsible business practices.


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Call for participation - Volunteering for SDGs – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest


Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest

On the occasion of International Youth Day (IYD) celebration event organized by the UN in Vietnam "Vietnamese Youth: Partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals", the UNV Field Unit (FU) in Vietnam is thrilled to launch its Facebook Photo Contest – "Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals". Vietnamese Youth is a driving force of Volunteerism and has an important role to play in achieving SDGs, including through Volunteer activities. Show the world how you contribute to achieving the SDGs by Volunteering! Either you are a young volunteer or any other kind of volunteer, you are welcome to join the contest!



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