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Vietnam improves its position on Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam is up three ranks on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index this year, moving ahead on several fronts.

Vietnam military doctors train for UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Vietnam will send military medical personnel to South Sudan for a U.N. peacekeeping mission in October, and they have been carrying out drills.

Vietnam takes over presidency of UN disarmament body

Vietnam has become the president of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament for a second time.
June 26, 2019 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam elected non-permanent UN Security Council member for 2020-2021 term

For the second time in history, Vietnam has become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
June 07, 2019 | 10:49 pm GMT+7

US could be outlier if UN clinches plastic waste pact

Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for the U.S. to ship unsorted plastic to Asia for disposal.
May 08, 2019 | 08:15 am GMT+7

How to fix Nature and avoid human misery: UN report

Revamping global food production, retooling the financial sector, moving beyond GDP are needed to save Nature and ourselves, says a major U.N. biodiversity report.
May 04, 2019 | 08:26 am GMT+7

Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the U.N. said Monday.
April 16, 2019 | 03:06 pm GMT+7

Male 'gender norms' may contribute to higher death rates: UN report

Half of deaths of people aged 10 to 24 in the Americas are due to murders, fatal road accidents and rising suicide rates, with men and boys the main victims.
March 06, 2019 | 10:19 am GMT+7

China says UN should discuss N.Korea sanctions relief

China called Friday for North Korean sanctions relief to be discussed at the U.N. Security Council.
March 02, 2019 | 09:01 am GMT+7

North Korea asks UN to help address food shortage

North Korea has asked U.N. aid agencies for help to address a looming food crisis after figures forecast a sharp drop in crop production for this year.
February 22, 2019 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

UN permits North Koreans to travel to Vietnam for Trump-Kim summit

The U.N. has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders on denuclearization.
February 21, 2019 | 08:19 am GMT+7

One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to a survey released Tuesday.
January 16, 2019 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Vietnam debuts as UN international trade law commission member

Vietnam has become a member of the United Nations’s Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for the first time.
December 18, 2018 | 05:05 pm GMT+7

Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.
December 16, 2018 | 10:15 am GMT+7

Home 'most dangerous place' for women, UN study shows

Over half the women who were murdered last year were killed by their partners or family members, a new U.N. study said Sunday.
November 27, 2018 | 08:17 am GMT+7
 
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