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UN recommendations on the draft law on legal aid of Viet Nam

Date added: 06/01/2017
Downloads: 616
UN recommendations on the draft law on legal aid of Viet Nam

 

These recommendations on the updated draft of the law are made with a view to assisting Viet Nam in meeting its commitment to ensuring equal access to justice for all in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal target 16.3, and consistent with international standards including the UN Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems1 as adopted by the UN General Assembly through Resolution 67/1872 (referred to as “UN Principles and Guidelines” below), as well as international legal standards regarding the right of access to legal aid in non-criminal cases.

UN Recommendations on the 2015 Penal Code and Criminal Procedural Code of Viet Nam

Date added: 05/23/2017
Downloads: 730
UN Recommendations on the 2015 Penal Code and Criminal Procedural Code of Viet Nam

A number of provisions of the latest draft of the Penal Code and amended Criminal Procedural Code adopted by the National Assembly in November 2015 appear to be incompatible with Viet Nam's international human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (to which Viet Nam became a State party in 1982) and the Convention against Torture (CAT) (ratified by Viet Nam in 2015).

Beyond the specific recommendations provided about some selected provisions of the Codes, a general recommendation would be to review the Penal Code to ensure that aggravating and mitigating factors for sentencing be strictly limited to those recognized by international standards and free from any kind of discrimination.

Joint UN Recommendations on the Law on Associations

Date added: 10/24/2016
Downloads: 1806
Joint UN Recommendations on the Law on Associations

 

A Law on Associations has been under development and is scheduled for review in the National Assembly. The law will be fundamental to exercise the right to freedom of association guaranteed under the Vietnamese Constitution and to realize Viet Nam’s commitments in international human rights treaties. The document presents joint UN recommendations which are based on the principles and best practices of the international human rights treaties ratified by Viet Nam.

UN’s Recommendations on Strengthening Gender Equality in the draft revised Law on Election

Date added: 05/05/2015
Downloads: 4233
UN’s Recommendations on Strengthening Gender Equality in the draft revised Law on Election

The Viet Nam National Assembly will be voting on the draft  Law of Elections of Deputies to the National Assembly and People’s Councils in May 2015.  The revision of the Election Law provides a critical opportunity to promote gender balance in elected representatives.  As part of our on-going support to the National Assembly on legislative strengthening, the UN has developed recommendations to integrate gender equality in the draft law.

Making the return of migrant workers work for Viet Nam: an issue in brief

Date added: 05/30/2014
Downloads: 5783
Making the return of migrant workers work for Viet Nam: an issue in brief

ONE UN Vietnam Labour Migration Work. Policy Support for the Reintegration of Migrant Workers: A policy brief on the “Making the Return of Migrant Workers Work for Viet Nam: an issue in brief” has been published.  (Hanoi, 30 May 2014)

ONE UN Vietnam Labour Migration Work  

 

Hanoi, 30.05.2014

 

Policy Support for the Reintegration of Migrant Workers:  A policy brief on the “Making the Return of Migrant Workers Work for Viet Nam: an issue in brief” has been published.  Pls. click here:

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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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The secretary-general's message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls

 

25 November 2016 - At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.  Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.


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UNIDO Director General's Op-Ed Article to media on the occasion of UNIDO's 50th anniversary

 

Did you know that in Viet Nam, the net flow of foreign direct investment increased from USD1billion in 2003 to USD10 billion in 2008, and that by 2015 reached USD23 billion?  Or that the total value of exports rose from USD2 billion in 1990 to USD72 billion in 2010, to reach USD162 billion in 2015? These impressive figures highlight the country’s robust economic success, providing a boost to the economy and employment.

These accomplishments are largely due to the reforms undertaken by Viet Nam since Doi Moi in 1986 which liberalized the economy, attracted foreign investment, fostered exports and reduced poverty. To prepare for reform, Viet Nam received extensive technical assistance from the international community, including from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), well before 1986 and, more precisely, since 1978.

For more than 35 years, UNIDO has been sharing international best practices to help Viet Nam develop inclusive and sustainable industry. With more than USD100 million in expenditure, UNIDO’s technical cooperation activities have been carried out across a broad range of fields, including support to the private sector and technical and industrial research organizations, facilitation of technology transfer, trade capacity-building, human resource development, environmental protection, energy efficiency, investment promotion and responsible business practices.



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