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The imbalanced Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam: New insights and policy recommendations

Date added: 02/14/2019
Downloads: 1209
The imbalanced Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam: New insights and policy recommendations

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) is defined as the number of male children being born per 100 females. The biologically normal SRB lies between 102 and 106. In Viet Nam, the SRB was still at the biologically normal level in the year 2000, but rose to 110.5 by 2009 and to 112.2 by 2016. In some provinces, this figure was as high as 117 male children per 100 female children. This policy brief presents new information on the skewed SRB in Viet Nam and its socio-cultural context, offering an analysis of recent demographic developments and research-based recommendations for ways forward.

The aging population in Viet Nam: Current status, prognosis, and possible policy responses

Date added: 08/23/2011
Downloads: 15377
The aging population in Viet Nam: Current status, prognosis, and possible policy responses

As a result of sharp reductions in fertility and mortality as well as increased life expectancy at birth, the elderly population in Viet Nam is increasing rapidly in both absolute and relative numbers. The population projections by the General Statistics Office (GSO, 2010) show that the elderly population (persons aged 60 and over) as a percent of the total population will reach 10 percent in 2017, or the Vietnamese population will enter the so-called ”aging phase” from 2017 onward.  Similar to rapid population growth, rapid population aging creates various pressures on economic growth, as well as on the infrastructure and social protection services. This report aims to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of related issues, and provide tentative recommendations for policy responses to issues related to aging in the years to come.

The Acceptability of Female Condoms among Migrant Workers in Industrial Zones in Viet Nam

Date added: 05/10/2013
Downloads: 9036
The Acceptability of Female Condoms among Migrant Workers in Industrial Zones in Viet Nam

 

This report presents key findings drawn from a qualitative study exploring the perception and utilization of female comdoms among female migrant workers in Viet Nam. Data collection for the study was gathered in six industrial zones covering one city and two provinces, namely Da Nang, Tien Giang and Phu Tho, from June 21 to July 10, 2011. Qualitative methods (indepth interviews with key informants and group-discussions among the target population) were used to collect data and interpret perceptions, attitudes and concerns regarding the use of female comdoms among female migrant workers and their sexual partners.

The 2015 National Internal Migration Summary

Date added: 12/12/2018
Downloads: 1357
The 2015 National Internal Migration Summary

Key findings from the National Internal Migration Survey conducted in 2015

This document consists of five factsheets, provides some key information on internal migration in Viet Nam based on the data analysis from the National Internal Migration Survey conducted in 2015 by the General Statistics Office, with technical and financial supports from UNFPA in Viet Nam. The factsheet also provides some policy recommendations that aim to take advantage of the benefits of migration for socio-economic development in Viet Nam, as well as ensuring migrants' rights to access basic social services in destination areas.

Taking advantage of the Demographic Bonus in Viet Nam: Opportunities, challenges and policy options

Date added: 12/23/2010
Downloads: 13145
Taking advantage of the Demographic Bonus in Viet Nam: Opportunities, challenges and policy options

Based on data from the population and housing Censuses in 1979-2009, as well as population projections, the aim of this report is to analyze changes in the age structure of the Vietnamese population in the past and the future. The report further focuses on the opportunities but also on the challenges presented by the current ‘demographic bonus’ period. Suggestions are made with regard to four main policy areas: (i) education and training; (ii) labour, employment and human resources; (iii) population, family and health; and (iv) social protection. The report aims to provide a thorough and comprehensive review and analysis of the issues, and provide tentative recommendations for policy makers and planners in order to maximize the potential advantage of the demographic bonus period.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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