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‘WE ARE ABLE’ – New UNESCO initiative puts the voices of Ethnic Minority girls and women first

Hanoi, 25 April 2019: Together with its strategic partners, the Ministry of Education and Training and CJ Group (Republic of Korea), UNESCO announces the inception of ‘We Are Able’, a new three-year project, funded by the UNESCO Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education with financial support from CJ Group. The project aims to improve access and retention of ethnic minority children, especially girls in lower secondary school, and to improve employment opportunities for ethnic minority girls and women.

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The 2019 UN World Water Development Report launched in Vietnam

On World Water Day, 22 March 2019, UNESCO presented the UN World Water Development Report 2019 on the opening day of the Viet Nam International Water Week (VACI 2019) in Ha Noi.

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Safeguarding mangroves in the Greater Mekong Region

In mid-March 2019, UNESCO and experts from the Mekong sub-region met in Hanoi to discuss possibilities and joint actions for more efficient mangrove management, conservation and restoration in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Breaking silence with holistic and participatory policy-making

“The most important aspect of youth engagement is to support young people so that they understand and acknowledge their rights, responsibilities and develop a commitment to serve and contribute to their communities,  not only as citizens, but also as future leaders”, says Hoàng Anh, member of Viet Nam’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG), which was established in August 2018 to support the drafting of the national Youth Law.


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Towards a sustainable blue economy in Asia-Pacific

In late February 2019, UNESCO and key partners promoted marine spatial planning and effective ocean governance for healthy and productive oceans in the Asia-Pacific region during an action-packed week in Viet Nam.

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