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United Nations Viet Nam Annual Report 2010

Date added: 07/05/2011
Downloads: 16633
United Nations Viet Nam Annual Report 2010

The 2010 Annual Report for the United Nations in Viet Nam provides an overview of key development results achieved in 2010 with UN support. The report highlights how the UN is contributing to a better life for the people of Viet Nam by helping to address issues such as inequality and inequity, creating decent jobs, enhancing social protection, improving the quality of education and health services, and effectively responding to climate change and natural disasters. The UN is supporting Viet Nam in several ways, from providing global expertise and policy advice to technical assistance and capacity development in key priority areas.

Story: Helping Vietnamese Youth Protect Themselves from HIV

Date added: 06/24/2010
Downloads: 14837
Story: Helping Vietnamese Youth Protect Themselves from HIV

Pham Xuan Tung talks eagerly and takes notes for his group during a biology lesson on HIV transmission and the virus' replication in blood cells. This new type of highly interactive class is something Tung, a student at Hoang Quoc Viet upper secondary school in Dong Trieu District, Quang Ninh Province, clearly enjoys.

The class is based on a new, integrated reproductive health and HIV prevention curriculum for secondary school students that is being developed and piloted by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), with support from the United Nations and Save the Children in Viet Nam. Many students of Tung's age in Quang Ninh Province, Quang Tri Province and Ho Chi Minh City are receiving the new pilot curriculum.

Country-Led Evaluation of the Delivering as One Pilot Initiative in Viet Nam: Key Lessons

Date added: 06/15/2010
Downloads: 8259
Country-Led Evaluation of the Delivering as One Pilot Initiative in Viet Nam: Key Lessons

This is a PowerPoint presentation providing the key findings and recommendations from the "Country-led Evaluation" of the One UN Initiative in Viet Nam - as presented at the High-Level Tripartite Conference on Delivering as One: Lessons from Country-led Evaluations and Way Forward in Ha Noi on June 14, 2010.

One UN Communications: For a stronger and more coherent UN voice

Date added: 06/11/2010
Downloads: 14939
One UN Communications: For a stronger and more coherent UN voice

In response to calls for a stronger and more coherent UN voice on key development challenges in Viet Nam, the One UN Communications Team was established in late 2006. This unique reform initiative brings together a team of communication specialists from UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNV, working together under a single manager. The team follows a common workplan and sits together in the same office to support the UN-wide advocacy and communication agenda, the internal and external communication needs of the One UN Initiative, and the agency specific communication needs of the five participating organizations.

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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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