Social development

Family, children and youth

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 ...

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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 ...

UNFPA helping Vietnam ensure safety, happiness for ethnic minority mothers, children

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been working closely with relevant ministries and sectors to identify the most effective strategies to assist Vietnam in creating a safe and happy environment for mothers and children, including those in ethnic minority and disadvantaged areas.In efforts to ...

Directory of agencies supporting survivors of gender-based violence, abuse debuts

A directory listing organisations and agencies offering support for women and child survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Vietnam, the first of its kind, has been launched.The release of the directory is an effort by the MoLISA and UN Women within a joint project ...

Action programme to promote all-round development of children

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently signed off a national action programme for children for 2021 – 2030, aiming to ensure the realisation of children’s rights and their all-round development and create a safe, healthy, and friendly living environment for them.Keep reading ...

Vietnam wins first place at ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition

Team Catfish comprising Phung Tran Dieu Hoa and Nguyen Truong Thinh from RMIT University Vietnam were crowned the champions of ASEAN DSE 2020. Their presentation focused on “People with Disabilities: Unblocking the Economic Bottleneck”.To date, ASEAN DSE has empowered up to 16,309 students and 1,420 ...

Engaging men in preventing violence against women, children

The White Ribbon Breakfast was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24 to encourage the participation of men and the community as a whole in preventing violence and sexual harassment against women and children, particularly in the context of COVID-19.According to a national ...

Vietnam promotes reproductive health care for adolescents, youths

Providing young people with knowledge about sexual and reproductive health combined with life skills education is a necessary and urgent issue, a top health official has said. Many Vietnamese youths have limited knowledge of sexual intercourse or pregnancy, Nguyen Duc Vinh, director of the Department ...

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