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Ethnic minorities contribute to review of historic women’s rights document

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28 04_1Ha Noi, 11 July 2019 – Today, the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women held a consultation workshop in support of Viet Nam's review of the report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and invited ethnic minorities to share their perspective. The Beijing Platform for Action is one of the world's most comprehensive documents on women's rights and empowerment. The workshop was funded by Irish Aid Viet Nam.

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25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development: Accelerating the promise

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HA NOI, 10/7/2019 – On the occasion of the World Population Day 11/7/2019 with the theme on "25 years of the ICPD: accelerating the promise", United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam is reaffirming its commitment and support on World Population Day to accelerating the progress of the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development's Programme of Action, which was held in Cairo in 1994.

 

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Saving the Earth: Children create superhero to fight against natural disasters and climate change

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super hero_save_the_earth_web-28HA NOI, 28 June, 2019 – UNICEF and Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (VDMA) and the National Young Pioneer Council (NYPC) are inviting children from 10-15 years of age from across Viet Nam to participate in the new comic contest to create a superhero to fight against natural disasters and climate change.

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Monitoring and Evaluation – an indispensable part of an industrial policy and strategy

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20190626 114510Hanoi, 26 June 2019 - Senior policy makers and officials from different Government's ministries and agencies discussed the important role of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in implementing a public policy, especially in an industrialization strategy and how to develop a high-quality monitoring and evaluation plan.

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Promoting women’s role in the Green Economy: The key to sustainable development

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5I9A2023Ha Noi – 24 June 2019 - The forum "Women and the future of the Green Economy" promoted best practices in women's entrepreneurship and the role of women in the Green Economy in Viet Nam yesterday. The forum was co-organized by the Viet Nam Women's Union and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

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Eco-industrial Park – a sustainable approach for Vietnam’s industrial development

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Closing eventHanoi, 12 June 2019 - 72 enterprises from 4 Industrial Parks in the northern province of Ninh Binh, the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho and Da Nang City have adopted resource efficient and cleaner production technologies and practices. As a result, the annual savings for these companies exceed USD 6.5 million/year.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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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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