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State of World Population 2008

Date added: 12/09/2008
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State of World Population 2008
Reaching Common Ground: Culture, Gender and Human Rights
The State of World Population 2008 from UNFPA is published a few days ahead of the International Day for Tolerance, 16 November, which calls for respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without any distinction of race, sex, language or religion. It also coincides with the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The report calls for culturally sensitive approaches to development, to promote human rights in general, and women’s rights in particular.

State of World Population 2007

Date added: 10/12/2007
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State of World Population 2007

In 2008, for the first time, more than half of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people. The urban population of Africa and Asia will double in less than a generation. This unprecedented shift could enhance development and promote sustainability—or it could deepen poverty and accelerate environmental degradation. The 2007 State of World Population report outlines the challenges and opportunities presented by the coming, inevitable urban growth. It also dispels many misconceptions about urbanization and calls on policymakers to take concerted, proactive steps to harness the potential of cities to improve the lives of all.

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See Also: Growing Up Urban - State of World Population 2007: Youth Supplement


State of the World Population Report: The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transform

Date added: 11/27/2014
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State of the World Population Report: The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transform

The report shows that developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights. The potential economic gains would be realized through a “demographic dividend,” which can occur when a country’s working age population is larger than the population that is dependent and younger. The report suggests that in order to maximize the dividend, countries must ensure their young working-age populations are equipped to seize opportunities for jobs and other income-earning possibilities.

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Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam - New evidence from the Intercensal Population and Housing Survey

Date added: 01/21/2016
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Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam - New evidence from the Intercensal Population and Housing Survey

The information in this booklet is based on analysis conducted by Dr. Christophe Z. Guilmoto, a demographer with substantive experience in Sex Ratio at Birth imbalance, to share key preliminary findings based on the 2014 Intercensal Population Survey's data.

Sex Ratio at Birth in South East Asia with a focus on Viet Nam: An annotated bibliography designed

Date added: 11/15/2010
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Sex Ratio at Birth in South East Asia with a focus on Viet Nam: An annotated bibliography designed

The overall purpose of this document is to abstract and summarise a selection of articles from the Asian region and Viet Nam in relation to changing trends in sex ratio at birth (SRB). This is the first annotated bibliography on the topic of the changing SRB in Viet Nam and a selected few other Asian countries.The current bibliography is a first attempt to produce a dynamic document that will assist researchers, policy makers and development partners in identifying what is already known and in addressing the needs resulting from current negative SRB trends that have been identified in Viet Nam.

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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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