The Youth Law was promulgated by the National Assembly in 2005 and taken effect from 1st July 2006. This booklet was published by the Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with other line agencies and UNFPA to introduce the Youth Law and the Vietnamese Youth Development Strategy 2011-2020.
Report at the UN Conference on sustainable development (RIO+20)
This report aims to bring together and assess some of good sustainable development practices implemented in Viet Nam recently, and to draw out lessons and make recommendations for further implementation of these models and initiatives, continuing the promotion of sustainable development by Viet Nam.
20 years’ implementation of sustainable development, especially nearly 10 years’ implementation of the Strategic Orientation for Sustainable Development, has seen Viet Nam taking advantage of good opportunities, overcoming numerous difficulties and challenges, and achieving major gains in the economic, social and environmental fields. The country has escaped underdevelopment, recorded relatively fast economic growth, and improved its population’s material and spiritual living standards. Environmental protection has been attended to, and become better in certain aspects. Viet Nam’s international status has been uplifted, important premises have been created for fast and sustainable development and a life with higher quality for the people.
The publication was compiled by researchers from the Department of Population and Labour Statistics, the General Statistics Office. The monograph includes 4 main chapters. Chapter 1 is the introduction and the methodology. Chapter 2 analyzes the current fertility levels and trends in Vietnam through data from the censuses. Chapter 3 presents the analysis results of the mortality rate. Some assessment techniques have been applied to supplement the scientific basis for the factual analysis, such as the method of inversion survival coefficient and the methods of Trussell and Zlotnik-Hill. Finally, Chapter 4 presents some conclusions and recommendations to provide some policy direction, contributing to the formulation and implementation of the Programme for Population and Reproductive Health in Viet Nam.
This publication comprises the most important 56 indicators of Viet Nam's 2009 Housing and Population Census, including completed results and expanded sample results (for those items not included in the questionnaire). It is noted that in this pubilcation the expanded sample results have been resised in comparison with the "Expanded sample results" released in December 2009, and thus they have replaced with the respective information in this publication.
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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.
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam
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.
25 November 2016 - At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.
Did you know that in Viet Nam, the net flow of foreign direct investment increased from USD1billion in 2003 to USD10 billion in 2008, and that by 2015 reached USD23 billion? Or that the total value of exports rose from USD2 billion in 1990 to USD72 billion in 2010, to reach USD162 billion in 2015? These impressive figures highlight the country’s robust economic success, providing a boost to the economy and employment.
These accomplishments are largely due to the reforms undertaken by Viet Nam since Doi Moi in 1986 which liberalized the economy, attracted foreign investment, fostered exports and reduced poverty. To prepare for reform, Viet Nam received extensive technical assistance from the international community, including from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), well before 1986 and, more precisely, since 1978.
For more than 35 years, UNIDO has been sharing international best practices to help Viet Nam develop inclusive and sustainable industry. With more than USD100 million in expenditure, UNIDO’s technical cooperation activities have been carried out across a broad range of fields, including support to the private sector and technical and industrial research organizations, facilitation of technology transfer, trade capacity-building, human resource development, environmental protection, energy efficiency, investment promotion and responsible business practices.
Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals – UNV Vietnam Facebook Photo Contest
On the occasion of International Youth Day (IYD) celebration event organized by the UN in Vietnam "Vietnamese Youth: Partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals", the UNV Field Unit (FU) in Vietnam is thrilled to launch its Facebook Photo Contest – "Volunteering for Sustainable Development Goals". Vietnamese Youth is a driving force of Volunteerism and has an important role to play in achieving SDGs, including through Volunteer activities. Show the world how you contribute to achieving the SDGs by Volunteering! Either you are a young volunteer or any other kind of volunteer, you are welcome to join the contest!