Viet Nam hosts key consultation on human rights action planAug 5, 2015An important consultation took place today in Ha Noi on a key national Action Plan to address human rights. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and UNDP, the consultation presented and discussed the draft Action Plan to address recommendations made at Viet Nam's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held in Geneva in February 2014.
Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in SeptemberAug 3, 2015The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
Public consultation on personality rights in the amended civil codeJul 10, 2015UNDP and the Institute of Legislative Studies hold a public consultation conference in order to finalize legal regulations on personality rights in the amended Civil Code.
New initiative to increase non-fired bricks market share to 40 percentMay 29, 2015A project to help the Vietnamese Government enhance the production and use of non-fired bricks was launched in Ha Noi on 29 May by The Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the UN Development Programme
Secretary-General and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister inaugurate new eco-friendly One UN building in Ha NoiMay 22, 2015Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh inaugurated the Green One UN House today—first green certified UN House in the world.
The rights of LGBT people - Achievement and challengesMay 15, 2015Viet Nam had recently made notable achievements in promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI). In June 2014, the Law on Marriage and Family for the first time lifted the ban on marriage between two people of the same sex. A government’s decree issued in late 2013 crossed out the administrative fine on same-sex wedding ceremony. The needs of sexual minorities started to be considered in the process of revising laws. Social stigma against LGBTI people had been reduced substantially. At the Human Rights Council, Viet Nam was one of the countries passing a resolution to condemn discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It was said to be among the top countries protecting LGBTI rights in Asia.
UNDP China launches global campaign against POPs in GenevaMay 8, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) released today its first-ever bilingual smartphone game called POPs Hunter, part of an international campaign against Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Geneva, Switzerland.
UN partnership begins global search for local climate change solutionsApr 20, 2015A call for nominations opened today for the Equator Prize 2015, marking the beginning of a worldwide outreach effort designed to identify exceptional local efforts to reduce poverty, protect biodiversity, and address climate change.
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