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Resolution on the "Health of Migrants" in Vietnam Discussion Paper

Date added: 08/18/2013
Downloads: 8575
Resolution on the "Health of Migrants" in Vietnam Discussion Paper

This issue paper was drafted based on prior activities implemented jointly by the Ministry of Health and the International Organization for Migration related to the resolution on the "Health of migrants," which was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2008.

In the report, advancements towards the Resolution on the "Health of Migrants" are reviewed based on the nine principles and recommendations of the resolution. The paper uses the four 'pillars' of migrant health that were finalised through the 2010 Global Consultation on Migrant Health organised by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration and the World Health Organization and which consolidated the resolution principles. It is intended to identify why migrant health requires targeted approaches and the fundamental principles of public health approaches.

Health care for migrants in Vietnam: Situation and Solutions

Date added: 08/01/2013
Downloads: 7133
Health care for migrants in Vietnam: Situation and Solutions

To bring together the different sectors of the Government and other key stakeholders to address migration health issues and concerns, IOM and the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) of MoH organized a workshop entitled "Health care for migrants in Viet Nam – Situations and Solutions". The workshop was held on 24 May 2013 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

The objectives of the workshop were: to draw attention toand discuss gaps in health issues, health care needs and the related regulatory and policy frameworks of international and internal migrants in Viet Nam; to share experiences and good practices among policymakers and other stakeholders exploring existing policies and initiatives that have proven to be successful in addressing migrants' health issues; to highlight the importance of the Migrants' Health Resolution of the WHA; and to draft a set of priorities for future action for the Government and other stakeholders to address migrants' health issues in response to the Migrants' Health Resolution.

Climate Change Adaptation And Migration In The Mekong Delta Workshop report published

Date added: 06/04/2012
Downloads: 8892
Climate Change Adaptation And Migration In The Mekong Delta Workshop report published

Climate-related environmental change and associated disasters figure among the most serious challenges facing the Mekong Delta. The vulnerability of the Delta coupled with the opportunities created by rapid economic growth are generating increased migration and urbanization, as affected people move to commercial and industrial centres. As rural livelihoods are transformed by environmental change, there is growing evidence that well planned migration is a viable adaptation strategy which can increase the resilience of communities.

This report details the presentations and discussions from the workshop 'Climate Change Adaptation and Migration in the Mekong Delta' held in June 2012 which brought together climate change experts, researchers, local and international NGOs, and authorities from affected provinces to address this gap. The workshop discussed the impacts of climate change on livelihoods and the links between climate change, environmental degradation, and migration.

Review of Vietnamese Migration Abroad

Date added: 05/01/2012
Downloads: 8338
Review of Vietnamese Migration Abroad

A comprehensive understanding of migration trends in Viet Nam is a pre-requisite for the implementation of safe, appropriate and effective migration policies and laws in the country. To this end, the Consular Department of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with IOM Viet Nam and with European Union (EU) funding, carried out this study entitled "National Migration Profile: A Review of Vietnamese Migration Abroad". Conducted from July to November 2011, the study is based on data of Vietnamese migration abroad since the enactment of the 1986 Doi Moi policy, with a particular focus on the period 2006-2011. The National Migration Profile has led to several recommendations for promoting international migration, limiting its potential negative impacts and protecting the legal rights and interests of Vietnamese nationals who migrate and reside abroad.

Assessment Report on reintegration support models for victims of trafficking in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/01/2012
Downloads: 7057
Assessment Report on reintegration support models for victims of trafficking in Viet Nam

The Government of Viet Nam has completed the first phase National Plan of Action (NPA) on Counter-trafficking for the period 2006 – 2010 and has developed the next NPA for the period 2011 – 2015. The "Assessment Report on Reintegration Support Models for Victims of Trafficking in Viet Nam" intends to inform the Vietnamese Government's protection efforts under the NPA by assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the existing models of return, recovery and reintegration projects undertaken by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in partnership with IOM. The knowledge and recommendations from the evaluation will be used not only to refine the existing programme but also to set a strategic direction for future technical support and advocacy to provincial and central authorities, including new projects in the field of victim protection.

This report is published by IOM Vietnam in partnership with the Department of Social Evils Prevention (DSEP) of MOLISA under an IOM/MOLISA project funded by the IOM Development Fund. The report, together with the recorded achievements, challenges and lessons learned, will provide a basis for capacity – building and advocacy. Information on effective practices and practical recommendations will serve as important inputs to the developments of relevant policies and design of programmes for supporting victims of trafficking.

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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.


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


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.


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


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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