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21 Teams of Children Compete for the Most Creative and Practical Concept for a Smart and Child-Friendly City

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SG Day-2-8Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam), 18th October 2018 – Nearly 300 girls and boys from Ho Chi Minh City will have the opportunity to showcase 21 innovative concepts of a smart and child friendly city on 18-19 October during the Ho Chi Minh City Week of Innovation, Startup & Entrepreneurship – WHISE 2018. Urban planning experts, decision makers and the public will have a chance to vote online for the most creative and practical concept.

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New challenge calling on young innovators to design solutions to improve employability skills and empowerment launched in Viet Nam

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Social Media_assetsHo Chi Minh City (Viet Nam), 17th October 2018 – UNICEF and partners are launching today a new challenge calling on young innovators in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces to design solutions that will improve skills and training for young people, and empower them to take actions on issues that affect them. The Youth Challenge is part of the global initiative called Generation Unlimited.

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38th WORLD FOOD DAY AND 40th ANNIVERSARY OF FAO IN VIET NAM

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Ha Noi, 16 Oct 2018 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Viet Nam today marked the 38th World Food Day and celebrated the 40th anniversary of FAO in Viet Nam. This year's World Food Day message "Our actions are our future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible" is also at the heart of FAO's mandate in Viet Nam, with action to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all an important area of work for FAO since it began operations in the country in 1978.

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Recognizing rural Vietnamese women’s contribution to sustainable development through photography

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Anh 1Hanoi, 10 October 2018 – Today an exhibition of the top 40 photographs shortlisted from over 1,000 submissions to the photo contest on Rural Women and Sustainable Development opened at Viet Nam's Women's Museum. The photos will be displayed from the 10 October to the 10 November 2018, and the exhibition marks the continuation of the competition held by UN Women with the support of the Australian and Canadian Embassies to recognize and promote the contribution of rural Vietnamese women to the sustainable development of Viet Nam.

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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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