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Citizens are more satisfied with public services but concerned about environment, poverty and corruption: 2018 PAPI Report

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DSC01041Ha Noi, 2 April 2019 – The 2018 PAPI Report, released today, reveals general improvement in provincial and local government performance, with citizens reporting less corruption in health care and education, greater satisfaction with most basic public services, and more interactions with local officials. Scores also rose for processing of construction permits and personal documents. However, the results show no progress in levels of bribery for obtaining land use rights certificates, or in diversion of public funds by officials, and more than half of the respondents said water quality in their locality had worsened over the past three years.

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Launching event on “Branding design competition for the National Action Month on Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence”

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FRA 0288HANOI, March 27, 2019 – In response to the National Action Month on Gender Equality (GE) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Control (from 15 November - 15 December), a competition on Branding design for the National Action Month on GE and GBV" was launched today in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

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Accelerating mine action for safety and sustainable development

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DSC00120-e2Quang Binh province, 19 March 2019 – A ceremony was held today in Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province to hand over mine action equipment to the Viet Nam Mine Action Centre (VNMAC). It included almost 200 detectors, which will be used for the 'Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project'. The official handover was done by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Viet Nam, His Excellency Mr. Do-Hyon Kim, to VNMAC Deputy Director General, Mr Nguyen Hanh Phuc, in the presence of the Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Viet Nam, Mr. Jinoh Kim and the Resident Representative a.i. of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam, Ms. Caitlin Wiesen.

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New innovative tools to advance the dengue early warning system in Viet Nam

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cq5dam.web.1280.1280Ha Noi, 19 March 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with a consortium led by HR Wallingford announce a joint project tilted "Dengue Model forecasting Satellite-based System" (D-MOSS), funded the UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme.

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Improve social protection and public services to increase women’s participation in the labor force

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b _Nguyn_Th_H__Th_trng_B_LDTBXHHanoi 7th March 2019 – In commemoration of International Women's Day, today, United Nations in Viet Nam and The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affair co-organized a policy dialogue on gender equality with the theme "Improve social protection and public services to increase women's participation in the labor force". The dialogue supports the theme of this year International Women's Day: "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change", which focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

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OpEd: From "City of Peace" to Safe Cities for Women and Girls

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5I9A8617-1Op-Ed: From "City of Peace" to Safe Cities for Women and Girls

Twenty years ago, Hanoi was awarded the UNESCO City for Peace prize. As we celebrate International Women's Day, now is a good time to look at what a peaceful city means today, in particular for women and girls, and at the many initiatives under way to ensure safety, inclusion and access for all.

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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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