In the beginning of 2014, we will move into our new home, the Green One UN House. This videos show the construction progress from design stage to date.
This VTV news report on the Post-2015 national workshop shows the results of UN-supported consultations with Vietnamese citizens on the future they want. During the workshop, co-chaired by the Government and the United Nations in Viet Nam, participants also discussed key development challenges and priorities for Viet Nam post-2015.
This is a story of Ka Gia Thi Lan, a trained ethnic minority midwife in Ninh Thuan province. She was sent to attend a training course for ethnic minority midwives at Tu Du hospital, Ho Chi Minh city in 2006 for six months. After returning home, Lan tried to provide support to pregnant women and small children in the village. She also provided check-ups in the farm where the pregnant women worked, as many did not want to go the commune health care center. Through these visits, she diagnosed many problems and saved many lives. Lan is among more than 1,000 of trained village-based midwives in remote and mountainous areas in Viet Nam. They play very important roles in saving the lives of women and children, thus contributing to the country's sustainable development.
Today marks 1000 days until the Millennium Development Goals 2015 target date. Historic achievements have been made in twelve years – imagine what can be accomplished in 15 years. Watch Ban Kimoon's message to mark 1000 days to the deadline of achieving MDGs & to accelerate MDGs achievement.
The UN went to Yen Bai in mid December 2012 to conduct consultations focused on understanding the life of ethnic minority people living in remote areas like Yen Bai, and capturing their views and needs, aspirations and wishes for the future. The UN mission was part of series of consultations in Viet Nam to ask people about the world they want and what they think a new development framework should look like in 2015 and beyond, when the current MDGs expire. Ethnic minorities are one of the eight target groups being consulted in Viet Nam.
This 5 minute video was recorded in Hai Duong province, one of provinces with highest value of sex ratio at birth imbalance (121.3 boys per 100 girls in 2011). The video showed the community people’s views and opinions on why they prefer sons, pressure for having a son as well as their recommendations on what the Government should do to address this issue in Viet Nam. The video was produced by UNFPA in Viet Nam in October 2012.
In Ha Noi, on 13 November 2012, the United Nations in Viet Nam together with the Youth Union organised a Youth Forum, to help young people get their voices heard when planning implementation of the National Youth Development Strategy 2011-2020. On that occasion, UN's team of reporters was there to capture young people's opinions and hopes on the future they want in Viet Nam.
This is a question the UN Viet Nam asked to young Hanoians: watch their answers!
Back in 2000, the United Nations (UN) designed a set of goals to be achieved by 2015, and looking at ensuring a better future for the world's people: the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Through these, world leaders aimed to: end poverty and hunger by 2015; reduce child deaths and improve mothers' health; achieve universal education; combat HIV & AIDS etc...
As 2015 is around the corner, and a few countries have achieved a number of goals, the UN and its members states are looking to develop a new agenda for development and is organising national dialogues with citizens in more than 50 countries. Viet Nam is one of these countries where the UN will ask citizens, especially young people, what they want their future to be.
As part of the observance of the 67th UN Day, UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, Ms Pratibha Mehta, talks to the TV channel of the national radio on the significance of UN Day; UN reform; and the focus areas of the UN's work in Viet Nam. The talk was broadcast twice on 24 October 2012.
On the 67th anniversary of the founding of the UN, Ms Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, talks to Viet Nam Digital Television about the UN and Viet Nam’s 35 years of partnership; MDG progress and UN recommendations for what Viet Nam needs to do to achieve the MDGs currently lagging behind. This talk show was broadcast on Viet Nam Digital Television on 21 October 2012.
This talk show was broadcast on Viet Nam's Info TV channel on 20 September 2012 on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Viet Nam joining the United Nations. Ms Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, talks about the UN-Viet Nam partnership and MDG progress, highlighting issues around inequality and HIV/AIDS. She calls on the Government to ensure that growth is more inclusive and generates enough jobs for everyone. She also notes that it is time for the Government to look at what should happen after 2015 when the current MDGs expire.
This video has been produced by the UN Communications Team with inputs from Viet Nam Women's Union, UN Women, Save the Children, Oxfam and CARE International. It tells the real stories of women from communities who have actively participated in different Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) projects/activities and therefore have contributed significantly to the success of these DRR projects/activities. The video is to be shown at the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) event in Ha Noi as well as in selected provinces in the country.
This is a news report on about the third annual meeting of the Legal Empowerment Asia Partnership. The news report was broadcast on Viet Nam Digital Television on 27 August 2012 and featured the opinions of Nicholas Booth, UNDP Policy Advisor, on the need to consult with the people on the land law.
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 UN staff.
Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.
This year's campaign "I Was Here" is about making your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else.
Why do we spend so little money preparing for disasters when they cost so much to respond to?
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have launched a new video highlighting the urgent need to invest more in preparing for and preventing natural disasters.
Since 2000, almost one million people have lost their lives to disasters caused by natural hazards. Two billion people have been affected. One trillion dollars in damage was caused.
A participatory video made by a group of Vietnamese young reporters for showing at Rio+20 and beyond. The film shows how climate change has affected a community and its young people in a coastal commune in Quang Binh province, Vietnam.
It was made as part of a 3 country project with UNICEF Vietnam, the Democracy Center in Bolivia and UNICEF UK that combines young people's expressions and viewpoints on climate change in their own countries into one unified voice.
The Vietnam film and workshop were produced and facilitated by Paul Zetter of ensemble films and Ha Thi Quynh Nga of Live and Learn. The film was edited by Edward Burger. The Vietnam film project was funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and managed by UNICEF Vietnam.
From October 2007 to May 2012, a project on "Strengthening the accessibility and quality of reproductive health care with focus on safe motherhood, adolescent reproductive health and reproductive rights" was implemented in the four provinces of Quang Ninh, Hue, Nghe An and Can Tho by the Viet Nam Family Planning Association (VINAFPA), with technical assistance from UNFPA and financial support provided by the Government of Luxembourg. The project aimed to help Vietnamese people, youth and adolescents in the project sites acquire the skills necessary to develop and sustain healthy and happy lives, particularly in areas with unmet needs for sexual and reproductive health, including family planning.
This 13-minute video highlights key achievements of the project, as well as details how to sustain these achievements and further apply them in other provinces, so that more vulnerable women, men and young people and adolescents, whether from urban or rural areas, or from majority or minority ethnic groups, will have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services.
In March 2009, a Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JPGE) was signed between the government of Viet Nam and the UN in Viet Nam with the funding from the Spanish Government through the MDG-F. The JPGE aims to improve the capacity of national and provincial authorities, institutions and other duty bearers to effectively implement, monitor, evaluate and report on the Law on Gender Equality and the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control.
This 7 minute video highlighted key achievements of the JPGE over the past three years as well as the Government’s commitment in ensuring sustainability of this joint initiative in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Viet Nam.
The United Nations-Government of Viet Nam Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JPGE) started in March 2009 to support Viet Nam in effectively implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the Law on Gender Equality and the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control. It is implemented by the twelve UN agencies in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the General Statistics Office, and other co-implementing national partners. This four-minute interview video is produced by the JPGE in collaboration with the One UN Communications team, and it reflects the points of views on the JPGE from the colleagues representing the government, employer’s and workers’ organizations, NGO, UN, and the donor and other development partners in Viet Nam.
This is a ten-minute video titled "New hope for gender based violence survivors in Viet Nam" produced in November 2011 by UNFPA in Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, UNFPA in collaboration with other UN agencies puts every effort into breaking the silence and ensuring that the voices of women are heard. One strategy is to engage men - policy makers, parents and young boys in discourse about the dynamics and consequences of violence.