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VIET NAM INDUSTRY WHITE PAPER 2019 Manufacturing and Subsector Competitiveness

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14Hanoi, 22 October 2019 - The Ministry of Industry and Trade today presents its first ever Viet Nam Industry White Paper 2019 with focus on manufacturing and subsector competitiveness. The White Paper is prepared as one of the Ministry's efforts in response to Resolution No.23-NQ/TW, dated March 2018 of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam on the orientation for the formulation of a national industrial development policy by 2030 with a vision to 2045.


Generation Equality: Vietnamese people create modern fairy tales for equal future

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poster- ngangHa Noi – 17 October 2019 – UN Women, Embassy of Ireland and ChildFund Viet Nam are inviting all legal residents in Viet Nam, especially children and the youth, with no age limation, to participate in a new contest to eliminate gender stigma and stereotypes in fairy tales.


Naomi Kitahara: New UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam

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IMG 8985Ha Noi, 1 October 2019 – Ms. Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam had a courtesy meeting with Mr Le Hoai Trung, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs this afternoon in Ha Noi, for her new post as UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam.


Festival to celebrate Hanoi's creativity and culture

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Caption in_word_fileHanoi, 8 October 2019 - Within its strategic programme supporting Viet Nam in the implementation of the UNESCO Convention 2005 on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and highlight of culture's roles in achieving the sustainable development, notably the SDG8 and 17, UNESCO together with Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) and RMIT University Vietnam announced a new festival to recognise and celebrate creativity and culture which will take place from 01 – 17 November 2019 in Ha Noi, a candidature to the UNESCO Creative Cites Network.





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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