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Training resources on social work for frontline workers

Date added: 08/29/2017
Downloads: 3125
Training resources on social work for frontline workers

Social work was officially classified as a profession in Viet Nam in 2010 by Government's Decision 32/2010/TTg on Development of Social Work Profession. Since then, great efforts have been made in social work education, especially for frontline workers working in different settings such as in communities, schools, social protection centres, hospitals, who are at the forefront of activities targeting vulnerable children.

Up to 2016, more than 10,000 frontline workers and social collaborators have received short-term social work training to improve their skills in social service delivery for vulnerable people and children. The country aims to have 25,000 frontline workers and social collaborators trained in social work by 2020 as indicated in Government's Decision 32/2010/TTg on Development of Social Work Profession.

UNICEF has been supporting the Government in the development of the social work profession, in particularly in social work education. Based on the training needs assessment conducted in 2011, 20 training modules have been developed to address the training needs of frontline workers and social collaborators who provide support and protect vulnerable population, such as children, people with disabilities, the elderly, the poor, ethnic minorities, and community people in emergency settings. In addition to the training modules, two trainings of trainers were held for more than 100 trainers from local universities, colleges and vocational schools, who would deliver training for frontline workers and social collaborators. The training modules have been revised and finalized based on the feedback from the trainings in the past five years.

The training modules are being made available to be used by line ministries, universities and colleges. Soft copies are being sent to provincial Departments of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs, universities, colleagues and organizations working on social work. It is hoped that the 20 training modules serve as useful sources for social work training and practice in the country.

[Please note the training modules are only in Vietnamese language]

The Transition of Ethnic Minority Girls from Primary to Secondary Education

Date added: 03/26/2008
Downloads: 18817
The Transition of Ethnic Minority Girls from Primary to Secondary Education

Viet Nam has made great strides in improving access and retention to quality education for both boys and girls at the primary and secondary levels.  Nevertheless, educational access and participation are lagging among Viet Nam’s ethnic populations, and particularly for girls.  This study provides important insights into the barriers to girls’ education among four ethnic groups in Viet Nam and possible solutions for overcoming them. In the study, local stakeholders were asked to identify barriers and solutions. Recommendations for short and medium/long term strategies also are given, grounded in international experience and research.

The four ethnic groups included in this study are the H’mong, J’rai, Bahnar, and Khmer.  The study was conducted in three regions:  the North (Bac Ha District, Lao Cai province); the Central Highlands (Mang Yang and Chu Pah districts, Gia Lai province); and the South (Cau Ngang, Tra Vinh province).   The research was based on a mixed-methods approach that integrated Participatory Research and Action (PRA) with qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, and observation. Quantitative data and analysis also were used.

The findings show the existence of multiple barriers in the transition from primary to lower secondary school level for girls in all four ethnic groups. Of particular importance, however, is the finding that barriers are manifested and experienced differently within the four ethnic groups. The findings also show that barriers tend to be interlinked in complex, non-linear ways. Contextually targeted education interventions at different scales may therefore have cascading effects and multiply positive outcomes.

pdf Click here to download the Vietnamese version of the report

The State of the World's Children 2008 - Child Survival

Date added: 01/29/2008
Downloads: 18850
The State of the World's Children 2008 - Child Survival

The State of the World’s Children 2008 assesses the state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children today. These issues serve as sensitive barometers of a country’s development and wellbeing and as evidence of its priorities and values. Investing in the health of children and their mothers is a human rights imperative and one of the surest ways for a country to set its course towards a better future.

The State of The World's Children 2007 Report

Date added: 09/04/2007
Downloads: 17517
The State of The World's Children 2007 Report

The State of the World's Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives - and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) forward, and shows how investment in women's rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.

For more information on the report visit: http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_36587.html

The rights of children with disabilities in Viet Nam

Date added: 05/05/2010
Downloads: 17327
The rights of children with disabilities in Viet Nam Bringing Vietnam’s Laws into compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UNICEF and the government of Viet Nam commissioned Eric Rosenthal to conduct the assessment and analysis for this report, along with other experts from Mental Disability Rights International. The main aim of this report is to assist the government of Viet Nam in bringing its laws and policies into conformity with the new United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which Viet Nam signed on October 22, 2007. The key objectives of this consultancy were:
  • Assessment and analysis of the compliance of Vietnamese legal normative documents related children with disabilities(CWD) with UNCRPD and international treaties, standards and norms related to disability (using the desk review of Vietnamese legal normative documents related to CWD carried out by national legal expert);
  • Review the draft Law on PWD and provision of comments and recommendations for its’ improvement/finalization;
  • Development of recommendations to the government of Viet Nam for legislative and policy changes to bring about implementation of the new legal standards established in the CRPD; these suggestions are based upon our analysis of Vietnamese law and interviews with government officials, service providers, educators, disability activists; our analysis is also informed by site visits to service programs in Viet Nam for children and adults with disabilities.

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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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