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Children and the changing climate - Taking action to save life

Date added: 12/04/2015
Downloads: 7289
Children and the changing climate - Taking action to save life

This collection of case studies offers a snapshot of recent or ongoing initiatives to protect children from the danger of climate change around the world. They highlight the increasing threats that children face as a result of climate change, including emergencies resulting from climate-related disasters, and Unicef's work to increase communities' resilience and safeguard children's rights in these contexts.

With testimony from children across nine countries, the collection showcases best practice examples of programmes that address climate risk and climate change impacts through humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and mitigation measures.

 

Citizen report card on the birth registration services in Lao Cai province

Date added: 11/10/2015
Downloads: 7215
Citizen report card on the birth registration services in Lao Cai province

Within the framework of the cooperation program 2012 - 2016 between Lao Cai People’s Committee and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the survey of people satisfaction of birth registration service in communes with tough conditions in Lao Cai province was implemented and completed in May 2015.

This report was implemented with technical assistance of specialists from Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) including Mr. Hoang Van Cuong (team leader) and other team members: Mr.Tran Trung Hieu, Mr. Pham Phu Minh, Ms. Be Thu Trang and Ms. Le Mai Anh.

The report was completed with close cooperation of the Department of Planning and Investment (Childfriendly Project Management Unit), Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Department of Justice in Lao Cai. Besides, the report received the cooperation of relevant organizations in Bac Ha district, Sapa district, Si Ma Cai district and Muong Khuong and 06 communes, including: Lau Thi Ngai (Bac Ha district), Ta Phan (Sa Pa district), San Chai and Can Chau (Si Ma Cai district), La Pan Tan and Cao Son (Muong Khuong district).

The process of carrying the survey and the report out was consulted by specialists from Departments and Industries in Lao Cai (Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, General Statistics Office (GSO), staff from GSO and Department of Justice in 04 districts in the research area: Bac Ha district, Sa Pa district, Si Ma Cai district and Muong Khuong districts); staff and specialists of Project Management of the Central Child Friendly Project (Service of Labor, culture, society – Ministry of Planning and Investment) and other specialized staff of UNICEF Viet Nam.

UNICEF and Lao Cai Child-Friendly Project would like to express our gratitude to all organizations and individuals contributing to the report!

Monitoring the situation of children and women: Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Date added: 09/16/2015
Downloads: 7927
Monitoring the situation of children and women: Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out during 2013-2014 by the Viet Nam General Statistics Office (GSO) in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), as part of the global MICS programme. Technical and financial support was provided by UNICEF.

The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international household survey programme to collect internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women. MICS surveys measure key indicators that allow countries to generate data for use in policies and programmes, and to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments. Additional information on indicators and the analysis conducted in the final report can be found at www.gso.gov.vn, and mics.unicef.org.

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Out-of-school Children in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/29/2015
Downloads: 7972
Out-of-school Children in Viet Nam

The report Out-of-school Children in Viet Nam: A Country Study aims to inform education management and planning and policy advocacy to achieve equity in education for all children, with a focus on disadvantaged children. The report also aims to inform policy research and planning by the relevant ministries, local authorities and research agencies of the Vietnamese government, and to satisfy the requirements for information by international organizations and others in an effort to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Viet Nam. UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and global working teams have provided financial and technical support for the preparation of the initial draft of this report.

The content and structure of the report follows the guidance of the Conceptual Framework and Methodology and the Global Initiative on Out-of-school Children as designed by UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics. All of the data in the report is from the 2009 Population and Housing Census.

The international team in charge of writing the report includes Mr. Muhammad Quamrul Hasan, an independent consultant who delivered all the analysis on important quantitative data and also wrote the second chapter, and Ms. Elaine Furniss, an independent consultant who synthesized and systematized information for the report and was the author of the remaining chapters. 

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Readiness for education of children with disabilities in eight provinces of Viet Nam 2015

Date added: 06/22/2015
Downloads: 7968
Readiness for education of children with disabilities in eight provinces of Viet Nam 2015

In 2014, UNICEF has supported MOET in implementing a study on the readiness for education of children with disabilities in eight UNICEF supported provinces in Viet Nam with field visits to three provinces including Dien Bien, Ninh Thuan and Kon Tum. The study aims to examine the readiness of schools and community to provide inclusive education for children with disabilities and readiness of these children to go to school. In order to carry out the study, a consultancy team from International Center for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) of Toronto University, Canada has been contracted by UNICEF for the period from 1st November 2013 to 30th August 2014.

Findings from the study highlight a number of notable policies and practices that point to a favorable foundation on which to build and strengthen an education sector to support inclusive education and access for boys and girls with disabilities. The study indicates that the Government of Viet Nam has made significant progress in support for education over the past 25 years and it is anticipated that Viet Nam will achieve its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with regard to Education by 2015. However, more effort is needed to bring the benefits associated with the attainment of the MDGs to children who remain excluded from education and whose right to education has not yet been realized, such as children with disabilities and those from ethnic minority groups. The main barriers to these children's access to education lies both in lack of accessibility of education and limited quality education for these children.

Key recommendations have been made to improve policies related to improvement of equity in access to education and quality of education for children with disabilities as well as to raise awareness of right holders and duty bearers on existing policies. Of particular, recommendations are made for MOET and provinces to expedite the provision of quality education to children with disabilities through the improvement of the data and information system to enable provinces to collect, update and use the data on children with disabilities for better education sector planning, M&E and more effective teacher recruitment, deployment and teacher training.

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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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