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1 Removing barriers for survivors of violence against women and girls in Viet Nam to access to justice
2 Weak economic recovery does not extend to jobs
3 Lack of awareness puts migrant workers at risks
4 WHO applauds new Helmet Law that comes into effect on Jan 01, 2014
5 Rural residents learn about safe migration to prevent labour exploitation and human trafficking
6 UN & Donors Continue Support to Viet Nam in Responding to HIV
7 “Better talks” lead to “better work”
8 UN attends new platform for high level policy dialogue
9 UNAIDS launches #zerodiscrimination campaign on World AIDS Day
10 “Because love, not violence, is the key to solving problems”
11 Campaign 16 days of activism to end violence against women officially opened
12 UN outlines key recommendations to ammend the the Law on Marriage and Family
13 Government and UN continue to push boundaries of UN Reform
14 UNAIDS calls for greater focus on key populations and geographical areas and smarter investment on AIDS in the region
15 Emergency Specialist reports: Viet Nam sees three typhoons in five weeks
16 Typhoon Haiyan: UN Praises Viet Nam for High State of Preparedness
17 UNDP Administrator gains insights from ethnic minority women
18 UNDP Chief: Asia-Pacific economic miracle not yet a sustainable development path
19 Vietnamese women migrant workers share their everyday challenges with Roberta Clarke, UN Women Asia-Pacific Regional Director
20 UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Green One UN house
21 UNDP Administrator trip to Viet Nam to focus on future development priorities and challenges
22 More than 7 million girls in poor countries give birth before 18 each year
23 Groundbreaking exhibition created for and by Vietnamese youth opens
24 Make safe spaces for women and girls
25 Women still face many difficulties accessing justice in Viet Nam
26 National talk links disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation efforts
27 New initiative to help people with disabilities claim their rights
28 People voice their demands for a responsive, efficient and accessible justice system
29 WHO, UNICEF and ‘Alive and Thrive’ worried about children’s health affected by milk products
30 Workshop to review Viet Nam Population Ordinance - a key milestone in the development of population-related legislation in the country
31 Viet Nam at UN High-level Meeting: Global Development Goals Must Include Persons with Disabilities
32 The first ever Inter-censal on Population Survey in 2014, key to guiding national evidence-based policies and programmes
33 Viet Nam part of regional Population Conference to set population agenda for building better lives
34 Legal policy dialogue calls for human rights to be respected in the fight against crime
35 The UN in Viet Nam and the Government join hands to strengthen health system in Ninh Thuan province
36 New Horizon for Vietnamese seafarers
37 Viet Nam Social Security Fund could start having deficits by 2021 and experience depletion by 2034 if no reforms are made
38 Unprecedented UNODC report reveals East Asia transnational organized crime flows generate USD90 billion annually
39 UN puts young migrants and workers in the picture on International Youth Day
40 Civil society plays essential role in human rights review process
41 Viet Nam secures a further US$30 million to combat climate change
42 Free & Equal campaign launched
43 Viet Nam increases commitment on Human Rights
44 Regional trade unions cooperation needed to better protect migrant workers
45 World Population Day 2013: Improving access to sex education and services holds key to preventing teenage pregnancy
46 Campaign to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality
47 Global report praises Viet Nam’s progress on human development
48 First ever UNICEF mobile hackathon in Viet Nam rewards innovation for children
49 2013 World Drug Report points to alarming rise in new psychoactive substances
50 UNESCO celebrates 10 years of the Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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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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