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1 New UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam
2 Helping Vietnamese women living with HIV know and claim their rights
3 Promoting the safety of journalists in Viet Nam
4 The Forest and Farm Facility Multi-stakeholder Launching Workshop in Viet Nam
5 The Countdown Begins! Only 500 days left to reach the MDGs
6 New Population Law is a big step Forward
7 Journalists share experience in communicating labour migration
8 Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender in Asia: Viet Nam country report
9 “Marriage Migration” significant factor in trafficking in Viet Nam, IOM conference hears
10 Vietnamese Youth Model United Nations- unite talents, prevail all distance
11 Safety of journalists to be promoted in Viet Nam
12 UN takes part in nationwide campaign to support LGBT rights
13 Toward modernizing social assistance system in Viet Nam
14 Putting theory into practice: law students and laborers learn from each other
15 UNESCO and MOET sign agreement for joint work plan until 2015
16 Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex recognized as Viet Nam's eighth World Heritage Site
17 Discussing cultural diversity in the context of ethnic minority poverty reduction
18 Community-based tourism development in Triem Tay Village
19 UNESCO expert supporting the development of visual arts policies in Viet Nam
20 UN: Viet Nam needs inclusive national efforts to ratify Convention against Torture
21 Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
22 Early Childhood Education Forum highlights achievements and future needs
23 Cultural understandings of development processes key to lifting ethnic minorities from poverty
24 10th International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia: UN supports free expression and advocates for more action
25 Making education accessible for all
26 Equal Right, Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability
27 Final youth dialogue from sexuality exhibition: working together to stop school violence
28 From Fear to Pride - A journey of Vietnamese LGBT community
29 Measles Control in Viet Nam
30 Joint Field Visit to UN-IBSA Project “Establishment of Rice Seed Production Hub in Da Nang City”
31 A broad, comprehensive Initiative for a more resilient, sustainable Viet Nam
32 “Live and Work”: Photo exhibition to celebrate Vietnamese Day for People with Disabilities
33 UN Women chief goes back to school in Viet Nam
34 Improving quality of condoms in the free market in Viet Nam holds key to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health
35 One in ten Vietnamese youngsters aged 5-17 in child labour
36 WHO Regional Director Dr Shin Young-soo Visits Viet Nam in Support of Universal Health Care Coverage Reform
37 Viet Nam ratifies ILO Convention, showing strong commitment to work safety
38 Vietnamese young students discuss gender stereotypes
39 International Women’s Day 2014 – Equality for women and girls is progress for all
40 Viet Nam celebrates Zero Discrimination Day
41 Ending violence against women and girls must be part of the post-2015 development framework
42 UNV supports University Students in Hanoi
43 Government gets comprehensive technical assistance to reform social assistance system
44 UNESCO hands over the 2013 Heritage Awards of Merit of UNESCO Asia-Pacific to Duong Lam
45 Better Work programme in garment sector to move north and expand to footwear industry
46 National Assembly gets international insights for considering the draft revised Environment Law
47 After Valentine’s day, Vietnamese youth get together to talk about love
48 FAO ECTAD Viet Nam Contributes to the Preparedness Plan for H7N9 Control and Prevention
49 UNESCO hands over to Viet Nam certificate of inscription of Đờn ca tài tử as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
50 Approval of UN Joint Programme to support the National Target Programme on New Rural Development

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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.


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


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.


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


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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