Social development

Family, children and youth

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 ...

Vietnamese children at high risk of climate crisis impacts

Children and young people living in Vietnam are among those most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a UNICEF report launched on August 20.“The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate ...

Bich Thuy

UNICEF partnership brings equitable STEAM learning opportunities to Vietnamese children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and US non-profit organisation STEAM for Vietnam Foundation on June 15 announced a new long-term partnership to provide children in Vietnam with equitable learning opportunities on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) related areas, both online and offline, ...

Việt Nam launches the first programme on child protection online

Việt Nam has for the first time launched a national programme to protect children online in an attempt to make the internet a healthy and safe place for children to learn, socialise and express themselves. Specifically, the programme focuses on supplying children with age-appropriate knowledge ...

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