Follow us on: 
facebook
youtube
flick
 

Search a Document

:
:
: Reverse
: Not
:
Category: UN Publications by Agency/Joint UN publications

Policy Brief: Gender equality in Climate change adaptation and Disaster resilience in Viet Nam

Date added: 11/14/2017
Downloads: 27
Policy Brief: Gender equality in Climate change adaptation and Disaster resilience in Viet Nam

This policy brief highlights key issues of gender inequality in Climate change adaptation (CCA) and Disaster risk reduction (DRR) with the intention of strengthening gender equality in policies and plans and their implementation. It draws on the lessons learnt through studies and practical experience of various organizations in Viet Nam, particularly the Climate Change Working Group and Disaster Management Working Group, Viet Nam Women’s Union, UN agencies and others. Recommendations are forward-looking on how to enhance the participation and leadership of women and strengthen gender mainstreaming/responsiveness in CCA and DRR in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

Category: Emmergency Situation Report

Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 1 (as of 24 March 2016)

Date added: 03/25/2016
Downloads: 1409
Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 1 (as of 24 March 2016)

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 10 to 23 March 2016. The next update will be issued around early April 2016.

Since late 2014, a serious drought has been impacting the South Central Coast, Central Highlands and Southern regions of Viet Nam. Lower than average rainfall and very high temperatures throughout 2015 further exacerbated the situation. In the first half of 2015, nine provinces were seriously affected, namely: Quang Tri, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Nghe An, Kon Tum.

For the past three months, the ongoing drought, water shortage and salt intrusion have posed a significant risk to some 1.75 million people in the South-Central regions, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions of Viet Nam. A total of 39 out of the 63 provinces (62 per cent) of Viet Nam have been affected and 12 provinces have declared a State of Emergency (Binh Thuan, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, Long An, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Ninh Thuan, Kien Giang).

As of 17 March, the upstream water level of the Mekong River is reported very low. It is expected that the water flow in rivers in the Central Region will continue to decrease until the end of June.

The drought is attributed to saline (salt) intrusion in the Mekong Delta affecting aquifers (underground water sources) which usually supports the domestic water demand. 

Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 2 (as of 14 April 2016)

Date added: 04/19/2016
Downloads: 2028
Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 2 (as of 14 April 2016)

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 23 March to 14 April 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.

Following the briefing of partners held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on 15 March 2016, six inter-agency rapid assessment teams visited Ben Tre, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Kien Giang Provinces to conduct an assessment of humanitarian needs. The joint assessment teams were supported by representatives from MARD, MoH, PACCOM, INGOs and UN.

The assessment was conducted during 21-24 March 2016. The focus of the teams was on identifying priority humanitarian needs along with other immediate needs of the affected communities. To aid the assessment process, existing inter-agency guidance and tools for emergency needs assessment were used, along with supplementary questions to adapt to the specific drought situation and context.

This consolidated assessment report presents immediate humanitarian needs along with other priority needs that are likely to be needed in responding to the challenges posed by drought and saltwater intrusion. As such, this report does not include identification of longer term development and/or socio-economic needs. As the teams visited only six of the affected provinces, there remains a gap in collecting information from other affected provinces.

This assessment report will help inform discussions and reach agreement on a joint response strategy to mitigate the impact of drought and saltwater intrusion. In supporting the people and Government of Viet Nam, we have a collective responsibility to agree on a joint response strategy so that required resources can be mobilized to meet these needs.

pdfClick here to download the details Drought Assessment report

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNFPA Publications

Impact of changes in population age structure on Viet Nam's economic growth and policy recommenda

Date added: 01/21/2016
Downloads: 3122
Impact of changes in population age structure on Viet Nam's economic growth and policy recommenda

The study was undertaken by the Viet Nam Institute for Development Strategies (VIDS), the Ministry of Planning and nvestment (MPI) as part of the UNFPA-funded project "Support for the Implementation of the Viet Nam Statistical Development Strategy, 2011- 2020 and Utilisation of Population Information in Development Planning and Programming" for the MPI for the period of 2012-2016.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Technical guidance for integrating climate change into development plans

Date added: 08/08/2013
Downloads: 2577
Technical guidance for integrating climate change into development plans

Climate change is a global issue, which receives the attention of all classes in society, from the highest leaders to the local people in all countries and regions in the world.

The results from scientific research in the world and in Vietnam has shown that climate change is imposing greater impacts on the activities of socio-economic development and environmental protection in all regions, which has become one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development of humanity in general and to Vietnam in particular.

Being aware of the importance of climate change to the country’s development, the Government of Vietnam has approved and is implementing the National Target Program to Respond to Climate Change (NTP-RCC), the National Strategy on Climate Change and is preparing to implement the National Action Plan on Climate Change from the national level to the Ministerial, sectoral and local levels. These programs have identified that one of the important tasks is to integrate climate change into socio-economic development strategies, planning processes and plans to implement the activities of climate change response effectively and align the objective of climate change response and sustainable socio-economic development.

Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Date added: 04/08/2014
Downloads: 2782
Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Reducing exposure and vulnerabilities to climatic extremes and stresses through spontaneous and guided migration

This policy discussion paper explores the linkages between climatic changes, migration and resettlement in Viet Nam, and relevant policies. It aims to outline the main lessons on migration and resettlement in relation to climatic stresses, and to recommend policy directions and key actions to strengthen resilience in both sending and receiving areas in the coming years and decades.

This paper is based on a wide range of studies and publications with a global and country-specific perspective including field research in the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City, interviews with key stakeholders across the country, and analysis of legal frameworks.

Legalizing a greener future

Date added: 06/08/2015
Downloads: 3042
Legalizing a greener future

This paper gathers views by a diverse range of stakeholders, including members of National Assembly, Government leaders, business owners, experts, as well as community representatives on aspects that deserve in-depth discussion and require careful consideration for the amendment and approval of the LEP. The six issues discussed in the paper are: strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment; participation of communities and civil society organizations; import of discarded materials and hazardous waste; environmental pollution disputes; trade and environment; and climate change and green growth.

Viet Nam special report on managing risks of extreme events, disasters to advance climate change

Date added: 12/08/2015
Downloads: 3521
Viet Nam special report on managing risks of extreme events, disasters to advance climate change

Viet Nam is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters and climate change. Storms and floods are the most frequent and severe natural disasters affecting Viet Nam. Viet Nam is suffering 6 to 7 typhoons every year, on average. Between 1990 and 2010, 74 floods have occurred in the river systems of Viet Nam. Severe drought, saline water intrusion, landslides and other natural disasters are hindering the development of Viet Nam. Extreme disasters are more frequent in recent years, causing more damage to people and impacting significantly on the economy.

The report assesses extreme events and their impact on the natural environment, social economic development and sustainable development of Viet Nam; the future changes in extreme climate events due to climate change; interactions between climatic, environmental and human factors; and promote adaptation to climate change and management of risks of disaster and extreme events in Viet Nam.

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Viet Nam

Date added: 12/08/2015
Downloads: 3250
Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Viet Nam

In 2012, the National Green Growth Strategy was approved, which includes mitigation targets and measures; and regulations on linking with international carbon markets. In 2013, the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control was enacted, aiming to address diverse natural hazards that affect the country, which are primarily climate change related. The 2014 Law on Environment includes a full chapter on climate change. The development and implementation the above-mentioned policies and activities to respond to climate change relies mainly on domestic human and financial resources. Viet Nam’s INDC includes a mitigation and an adaptation component. The mitigation
component includes both unconditional and conditional contributions. The unconditional contributions are measures that will be implemented using domestic resources, while the conditional contributions are measures that could be implemented if new and additional international financial support, technology transfer and capacity building are received. Viet Nam’s INDC identifies the GHG reduction pathway in the 2021-2030 period. With domestic resources GHG emissions will be reduced by 8% by 2030 compared to the Business as Usual scenario (BAU). The above-mentioned contribution could be increased up to 25% with international support.
The adaptation component describes the climate change adaptation actions that are currently being implemented. It also identifies adaptation gaps in terms of institutional and policy arrangements, financing, human resource capacity and technology and prioritized adaptation measures for the 2021-2030 period. It is estimated that the national budget will be able to meet approximately one third of the financial needs to implement adaptation measures in this period, and will seek international support and private sector investment for the remainder.
Viet Nam’s INDC has been developed with the participation and contributions from different line ministries, non-governmental organisations, research institutions, business sector representatives as well as international development partners. Through this INDC, Viet Nam reaffirms its willingness to respond to climate change and contribute to the objective of the UNFCCC. Viet Nam believes its contribution is fair and ambitious, feasible and achievable. It is committed to continuing to address climate change based on domestic resources and international support.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNICEF Publications

Children and the changing climate - Taking action to save life

Date added: 12/04/2015
Downloads: 3499
Children and the changing climate - Taking action to save life

This collection of case studies offers a snapshot of recent or ongoing initiatives to protect children from the danger of climate change around the world. They highlight the increasing threats that children face as a result of climate change, including emergencies resulting from climate-related disasters, and Unicef's work to increase communities' resilience and safeguard children's rights in these contexts.

With testimony from children across nine countries, the collection showcases best practice examples of programmes that address climate risk and climate change impacts through humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and mitigation measures.

 

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Making it Count: Integrating Gender into Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Date added: 10/09/2015
Downloads: 2827
Making it Count: Integrating Gender into Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

The handbook is an easy-to-use guide developed by CARE International, GIZ and UN Women in Vietnam. This guideline will help DRR practitioners, government and non-government officers to integrate gender during design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate change and disaster risk reduction activities. Besides listing key considerations and actions to take for addressing gender and women's empowerment in disaster preparedness and risk assessment and planning, it also looks at livelihoods, REDD+ and ecosystems, sustainable energy and waste management and water, sanitation and hygiene. This is developed through a process which harnesses resources from various organizations and field-level experience.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Financing Viet Nam's response to climate change: Smart Investment for a Sustainable Future

Date added: 06/09/2015
Downloads: 4540
Financing Viet Nam's response to climate change: Smart Investment for a Sustainable Future

Vietnam is already experiencing and will continue to confront the serious consequences of climate change, underscoring the need for further action to safeguard Vietnam’s development gains. Not only highly populated urban areas and poor rural areas will be impacted; but key economic activities in agriculture, fisheries and other sectors, which represent important drivers of Vietnam’s job creation and poverty reduction, are also at risk. Vietnam’s rapid economic growth underpins development progress but is increasingly carbon intense, which if unmitigated puts the country on a path to become a significant emitter of greenhouse gases.

The report contributes to strengthen the initial phase of the implementation of Vietnam’s key climate change and green growth policies. It helps mainstream climate change response in the formulation of the five-year Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) for 2016–2020, and the GoV’s state budget estimate (post-2015 climate change and green growth financing response). The review also enables the GoV to better align Vietnam’s goals and contributions with global targets and efforts, in support of Vietnam’s emerging role as an important player in regional and global discussions on climate change.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/19/2014
Downloads: 7885
Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Reducing exposure and vulnerabilities to climatic extremes and stresses through spontaneous and guided migration

Viet Nam is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Many Vietnamese men women and children are very vulnerable and exposed to climatic extremes such as storms and floods and their consequences, such as river bank erosion and landslides. The challenge of climate change is growing and climate change adaptation is now critical in both the short and the long term.

The Vietnamese authorities have several strategies to reduce exposure to climatic extremes and related environmental pressures, including resettlement of households. Many people are also choosing themselves to change their livelihood strategies because local economic and environmental pressures are high, and some pressures are increasing as a result of climatic changes. Migration is one livelihood strategy that is playing an important role in reducing local exposure and vulnerability and increasing economic opportunities.

This paper presents analysis of the importance of resettlement and migration in the context of climate change adaptation, and provides some policy recommendations.

The United Nations believe that lessons about good development practice must be applied to policies and actions that are currently being formulated and implemented to support adaptation to climate change impacts as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

This discussion paper shows how reforming and strengthening resettlement policies and practices as well as migration related policies and regulations could add up to an important part of a policy framework for climate change adaptation, with a focus on some of the most vulnerable households, men, women and children in Viet Nam.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/IOM Publications

Climate Change Adaptation And Migration In The Mekong Delta Workshop report published

Date added: 06/04/2012
Downloads: 5873
Climate Change Adaptation And Migration In The Mekong Delta Workshop report published

Climate-related environmental change and associated disasters figure among the most serious challenges facing the Mekong Delta. The vulnerability of the Delta coupled with the opportunities created by rapid economic growth are generating increased migration and urbanization, as affected people move to commercial and industrial centres. As rural livelihoods are transformed by environmental change, there is growing evidence that well planned migration is a viable adaptation strategy which can increase the resilience of communities.

This report details the presentations and discussions from the workshop 'Climate Change Adaptation and Migration in the Mekong Delta' held in June 2012 which brought together climate change experts, researchers, local and international NGOs, and authorities from affected provinces to address this gap. The workshop discussed the impacts of climate change on livelihoods and the links between climate change, environmental degradation, and migration.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

GHG emission fact sheet

Date added: 04/13/2011
Downloads: 17488
GHG emission fact sheet

Greenhouse gas emissions and options for mitigation in Viet Nam, and the UN’s responses

Version of 6 February, 2013

Viet Nam signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 11 June 1992 and ratified it on 16 November 1994. It signed the Kyoto Protocol on 3 December 1998 and ratified it on 25 September 2002. This Factsheet focuses on greenhouse gas emissions and Viet Nam’s mitigation potential.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Disaster Management - Joint UN Publications

Recognise the strength of women and girls in reducing disaster risks!

Date added: 10/12/2012
Downloads: 10217
Recognise the strength of women and girls in reducing disaster risks!

Stories from Viet Nam

This book stresses the potential and strength of an often untapped or unrecognized resource: women and girls in Viet Nam. Not only do they comprise almost half of the country’s population, they also play crucially important roles in the household, in the rural and urban economies and in society as a whole.

With disasters affecting Viet Nam annually, in combination with a particular vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, it is essential to recognize women and girls as dynamic actors in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

This book aims to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through many truly inspirational stories it aims to tell the story behind the larger issues and show the visible force behind lasting change.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

Climate Change Fact Sheet - updated August 2012

Date added: 12/02/2009
Downloads: 23289
Climate Change Fact Sheet - updated August 2012

Viet Nam signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 11 June 1992 and ratified it on 16 November 1994. It signed the Kyoto Protocol on 3 December 1998 and ratified it on 25 September 2002. This Factsheet focuses on climate change effects and Viet Nam’s adaptation needs.

 

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Fossil Fuel Fiscal Policies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Viet Nam

Date added: 05/14/2012
Downloads: 12348
Fossil Fuel Fiscal Policies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Viet Nam

Subsidies and taxes in Viet Nam’s energy sector, and their effects on economic development and income distribution in the context of responding to climate change

Viet Nam is capping electricity and fossil fuel prices, which amounts to very substantial indirect government subsidies to energy prices. These policies are not sustainable, are benefiting the better off more than the poor, and are counter-productive for future growth and modernisation, whilst also contributing to climate change. Fossil fuel fiscal reform may have economic, social and environmental benefits, as has been shown in many other countries. The G-20 and APEC leaders, including the Vietnamese president, agreed in 2009 to phase out ‘inefficient fossil fuel subsidies’, and this may also be addressed at the Rio+20 conference in June 2012. Such reform is also in line with the objectives of the forthcoming national Green Growth Strategy, and requires strengthening of the ongoing energy markets reform and of state owned energy enterprise reform.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

Viet Nam and Climate Change: A discussion paper on policies for sustainable human development

Date added: 12/02/2009
Downloads: 24810
Viet Nam and Climate Change: A discussion paper on policies for sustainable human development

It is with great pleasure that the United Nations in Viet Nam presents this policy discussion paper on climate change. We hope it will be of use to Vietnamese policymakers, interested citizens, and the international community.

In the past two years much has been said about climate change, around the world and in Viet Nam, and also in dialogues between the Government and the international community. This is not surprising, because in the course of 2007 we all became acutely aware of the risks facing the world, including Viet Nam.

We now also know that major climate action is possible and that it can bring many opportunities for further development of the country, with benefits extending well beyond just averting the dangers of the adverse effects of climate change. This paper argues that in many ways climate change should be taken as a wake up call and the needed responses should be viewed as an opportunity for speeding up human development.

Viet Nam and climate change action: strategic priorities

Date added: 02/21/2011
Downloads: 14686
Viet Nam and climate change action: strategic priorities

Synopsis of advice by Yvo de Boer and Dennis Tirpak

This synopsis is written by the UN in Viet Nam, based on presentations by these two experts and discussions with national leaders and experts, UN experts, as well as donors based in Viet Nam in November 2010.

UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Piloting Participatory Carbon Monitoring

Date added: 09/28/2011
Downloads: 14030
UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Piloting Participatory Carbon Monitoring

Under REDD+, developing countries like Viet Nam will need to generate evidence of "results-based actions" to receive payments for the reduction of carbon emissions or enhanced removals of carbon. The national Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system holds the key for producing this evidence.

UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Designing Benefit Distribution Systems Fact Sheet

Date added: 09/28/2011
Downloads: 13725
UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Designing Benefit Distribution Systems Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of lessons learned from develpoing benefit distribution systems in Viet Nam.  REDD+ can only succeed if performance-based payments are effectively and equitably distributed. The UN-REDD Programme has assisted the Government of Viet Nam to identify the key issues that need to be addressed in the design of a REDD+ compliant benefit distribution system.

UN REDD Viet Nam Programme: Applying the Principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Date added: 09/27/2011
Downloads: 12674
UN REDD Viet Nam Programme: Applying the Principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Viet Nam is the first country programme to proceed with formal preparations for field-based REDD+ activities. The Viet Nam UN-REDD Programme is pioneering a process to seek Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in its two pilot districts.  This publication provides details of the FPIC principle and how it has been applied in Viet Nam under the UN-REDD Programme.

UN REDD Viet Nam Programme: About the pilot sites in Lam Dong Province

Date added: 09/27/2011
Downloads: 12248
UN REDD Viet Nam Programme: About the pilot sites in Lam Dong Province

As part of the UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme, activities are being implemented in two pilot districts, Di Linh and Lam Ha, of Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands.  This publication provides details about these two pilot sites, including forest cover, major ethnic groups and awareness and understanding of forest protection laws and policies.

The challenge of climate change and economic development in Viet Nam

Date added: 02/21/2011
Downloads: 14367
The challenge of climate change and economic development in Viet Nam

Prepared for the UN in Viet Nam by: Dennis Tirpak, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute

Viet Nam has seen dramatic economic growth which has led to rapid improvement in terms of human development and well being. As a middle income country Viet Nam faces particularly difficult challenges. It must continue to reduce poverty among large segments of its population, while reducing vulnerability to climate change and competing with countries intent on developing, deploying and exporting new technologies for the 21st century. To be successful, climate change must be fully acknowledged and mainstreamed in Viet Nam’s forthcoming social economic development strategy and five year plan. In particular, these should identify and foster technological niches where Viet Nam may have a competitive advantage in the global market place and be able to attract the investment capital needed to build a strong technological base.

Responding to climate change in Viet Nam: Opportunities for improving gender equality

Date added: 12/02/2009
Downloads: 20746
Responding to climate change in Viet Nam: Opportunities for improving gender equality

A Policy Discussion Paper

The challenge of climate change has come to the development agenda with considerable force in recent years, and responding to this challenge has become a priority of many national governments and international development agencies.

Viet Nam is one of the countries particularly affected by climate change. As a result, Government has formulated policy and development partners, civil society and individual households have already started to adapt their work and way of life to the challenges and opportunities posed by a changing climate.

The United Nations and Oxfam believe that lessons about good development practice must be applied to policies and actions that are currently being formulated and implemented to support adaptation to climate change impacts as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

Date added: 03/08/2012
Downloads: 13651
Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these.

The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and DRR and their needs and knowledge should be used to inform the design, implementation, and monitoring of climate change and DRR policies.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Fact sheet: The Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011

Date added: 07/21/2011
Downloads: 14441
Fact sheet: The Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011

The following fact sheet provides additional information to the GAR11 by highlighting some of the main findings of the report together with some relevant facts about Viet Nam. It also briefly describes how UNDP Viet Nam has supported the Government of Viet Nam on various components of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.

Study on the policy climate and legal framework for state-civil society relations

Date added: 12/20/2011
Downloads: 9986
Study on the policy climate and legal framework for state-civil society relations

This study analyses the policy climate and the legal framework for state-civil society relations in the Philippines, India, China and Russia, and the factors that shape the current conditions and future prospects for civil society development in these countries. The study shows that the dynamics, pace and depth of the emergence of a non-profit community and civil society differ dramatically by country and society. On the basis of the findings of this study, recommendations on possibilities for reforming the legislative framework for civil society in Viet Nam can be drawn.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNFPA Publications

Sex ratio at birth

Date added: 10/02/2007
Downloads: 14495
Sex ratio at birth

This booklet summarizes the major results of the 2006 “Population Change Survey” in Viet Nam and is the third in an annual series. It is based on a longer report prepared between October and November 2006 by an independent consultant, Dr. Gigi Santow. Plus other information now made available by the General Statistics Office (GSO). Dr. Santow is a demographer with considerable international experience including twenty year’s expertise in analyzing data on the Vietnamese population.

This booklet is intended to inform non-specialist readers about major recent demographic fi ndings. Like earlier publications, it is dedicated to those readers, the intention being that unless census and survey results are disseminated to people who formulate policy, who implement policy, who assess the effects of policy and who report on population matters to the general public, such data collection and analysis will be severely limited in its impact.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Addressing climate change in Viet Nam- efforts and expectations

Date added: 12/01/2011
Downloads: 10998
Addressing climate change in Viet Nam- efforts and expectations

The publication provides an updated view of Viet Nam's efforts, priorities and expectations in international climate change negotiations. Climate change related policies and strategies as well as influential climate change research are referenced. The Publication has been be shared at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban (28 November - 9 December 2011).

Spotlight

contest_680.jpg

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


op-ed-juv-justice-390.jpg

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.


rc_ai_new_year_card_300.jpg

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


WAD2016.jpg

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.


ending_violence_680_2.jpg

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.



RSS Email Subscription

Enter your email address: