Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF Health

Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF

One in every three Vietnamese children under the age of five is either malnourished or overweight as a result of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, heard a ceremony in Hanoi on October 16 to release the UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2019 report.
Vietnam responds to Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction Environment

Vietnam responds to Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction

The Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, UNICEF and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held in Hanoi on October 12 a ceremony in response to the International Day for Disaster Reduction to review impacts of natural disasters and climate change in recent years, thus defining orientations for future coordination activities.
Vietnam joins global action to protect children’s rights Politics

Vietnam joins global action to protect children’s rights

Vietnam, together with 40 countries worldwide, has aligned itself to the voluntary global pledge “For every child, every right” to ensure no one is left behind, and to support every child to reach their full potential, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN on September 25.
Philippines declares polio "outbreak" World

Philippines declares polio "outbreak"

The Department of Health (DoH) of the Philippines announced on September 19 that polio is re-emerging in the country, 19 years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease.
"World's Largest Lesson" on sustainability comes to Vietnam Society

"World's Largest Lesson" on sustainability comes to Vietnam

As many as 1,000 secondary school students nationwide will learn about global goals for sustainable development at the global event "World’s Largest Lesson" to be held for the first time in Vietnam in September and October in Ho Chi Minh City.
Indonesia raises minimum age for girls to marry World

Indonesia raises minimum age for girls to marry

Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards curbing child marriage in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.
WB, UNICEF call for efforts to address child undernutrition in Vietnam Society

WB, UNICEF call for efforts to address child undernutrition in Vietnam

The World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called for solid steps to handle undernutrition among Vietnamese children, and reaffirmed their strong commitments to work with the Government in this issue as the country is building its socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030.
Seminar seeks ways to protect child rights in urban areas Society

Seminar seeks ways to protect child rights in urban areas

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held a consultation seminar in the central city of Da Nang on August 28, discussing issues related to children in urban areas to build a national action programme for the young.
5.6 percent of VN children face risk of human trafficking: research Society

5.6 percent of VN children face risk of human trafficking: research

About 5.6 percent of Vietnamese children are at risk of trafficking, and only 2.8 percent of them confirmed they were victims of human trafficking, according to the latest research announced on August 13 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Institute of Labour and Social Affairs (ILSA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam.
Thanh Hoa struggles to prevent child drowning Society

Thanh Hoa struggles to prevent child drowning

The central coastal province of Thanh Hoa is intensifying activities under the local project on sustainable interference to prevent child drowning after several incidents happened in the locality in the past five months.
Children to be consulted in policy making process Society

Children to be consulted in policy making process

A workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 11 to guide relevant agencies in collecting children’s opinions during the process of building policies, legal documents, decisions, and socio-economic development plans related to children.
Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents Society

Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined.