Social development

Family, children and youth

Youngsters’ role in implementing SDGs in Vietnam highlighted

A conference was held in Hanoi on July 5 to discuss the role of the youth in the implementation of sustainable development goals in Vietnam. A survey released by ActionAid Vietnam and partners showed that nearly 57% the of youngsters held that a lack of ...

Workshop discusses solutions to minimise gender-based violence

At a workshop held in Hanoi on May 25, delegates exchanged insights and suggested initiatives aimed at enhancing the performance and service quality of the pioneering one-stop service center model, specifically designed to aid women and girls affected by domestic violence. The workshop was co-hosted ...

UNICEF calls for building climate-smart social services to cope climate-related shocks

UNICEF is calling for urgent action from governments, businesses and donors, to invest in building climate-smart social services including education, healthcare and water supply and sanitation, early warning systems, and climate-responsive social protection such as cash transfers.UNICEF has conducted surveys on possibilities of solar rooftop ...

Child malnutrition a huge regional challenge: study

A large-scale study has highlighted the “triple burden” of child malnutrition in Southeast Asia – coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity. These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family.The study of nearly 14,000 children aged ...

Global programme delivers health benefits for Vietnamese youth

More than 49,300 young Vietnamese have learned about risky behaviours and preventive measures associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), thanks to three years of instruction from the Young Health Programme (YHP).YHP is AstraZeneca’s global disease prevention programme, focusing on young people aged 10 to 24 living ...

Website launched to augment child online protection efforts

The Vietnam Network for Child Online Protection (VN-COP) recently debuted its website, aiming to popularise child online protection skills and knowledge and receive child abuse reports. The website, vn-cop.vn, was launched by the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).Apart from ...

Vietnam working to ensure children’s all-round development

Protecting and caring for health of nearly 23 million Vietnamese children and students is the responsibility of not only their families but also the community, the society and the entire political system, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said on February 10.The PM made the statement ...

Strengthening tools to protect children in cyberspace

The strong development of the Internet and social networks has made children become digital citizens early, which brings many benefits in the service of learning, entertainment, and enhanced social interaction. However, it also causes many challenges in protecting children due to the potential risks and ...

Trong Dat

Code of conduct on child protection in cyberspace to be issued

The Code of Conduct on Protection of Children on Cyberspace is scheduled for issuance in the fourth quarter of 2021. This is expected to deal with harmful content on forums on social networks whose members are mostly children.The Information Security Administration said that during Covid-19, ...

Van Anh

Students should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to school: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered authorities to seek proper vaccine sources and make students a priority group for vaccinations so they can return to school.Vietnam has to date received about 28 million doses of vaccines from various sources. The country has administered about ...

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