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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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Global conference on efforts to improve United Nations support to countries’ development priorities hosted by Viet Nam

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Ha Noi, 14 June 2010 – An international gathering on UN reform efforts at the country level – the ‘High Level Tripartite Conference on Delivering as One: Lessons from Country-led Evaluation and Way Forward’ – is taking place in Ha Noi from 14-16 June. The event brings together over 260 participants from eight countries piloting the ‘Delivering as One’ approach, eight countries having voluntary adopted the Delivering as One approach and seven countries that were invited to exchange experiences , 22 countries that have funded and are interested in the UN reform process, delegates from the UN, international organizations and diplomatic missions in Viet Nam.

During the meeting, participants will share the findings and conclusions from the Country-Led Evaluations of the experiences drawn from pilot countries. Based on the lessons learned, the conference will set out an agenda for further actions required to enhance, deepen and expand the ‘Delivering as One’ approach. The Conference is also a forum to communicate to donors the progress as well as challenges in adopting the 'Delivering as One' approach.

In 2007 eight countries (Albania, Cape Verde, Pakistan, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay and Viet Nam) agreed to become ‘Delivering as One’ pilots in an effort to improve the coherence, effectiveness and relevance of the United Nations system. Both pilot countries and UN country teams took on an ambitious task: to be the first to implement changes and demonstrate the benefits of closely coordinated actions across different UN agencies supporting each country. The ‘Delivering as One’ approach has since been voluntarily adopted by a growing number of other countries, and tremendous commitment and energy has gone into making this element of UN reform a reality.

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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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