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UN Brief on Young People 2012-2016

Date added: 12/13/2013
Downloads: 7181
UN Brief on Young People 2012-2016

 

This paper was developed by the UN Viet Nam Inter- Agency Working Group on Youth (WGY). The data contained in the Brief was collated from a number of sources and represents the UN’s current thinking in relation to young people in Viet Nam. The Brief provides a summary of some of those challenges in relation to young people. It also outlines the collective UN strengths in working with national counterparts, the international community and private sector to improve the lives of young people, summarizing UN’s key directions in working towards better outcomes for young people in Viet Nam.

State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and Protection in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/02/2011
Downloads: 14831
State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and Protection in Viet Nam

Domestic violence

  • Domestic violence can take the form of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, either by being a direct target of the violence or by witnessing it.
    • Of children and adolescents who run away from home, most are escaping from domestic violence.
  • An estimated 22% of ever-married young women aged 18-24in Viet Nam have been beaten by their husbands in their life. 12% have been beaten in the last 12 months.
  • Almost one in four women with children less than 15 years old report that their children have been abused physically by their husbands.
  • More than half of the women who experienced physical violence by husbands also report that their children witnessed the violence at least once.

State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and HIV in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/02/2011
Downloads: 13868
State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and HIV in Viet Nam
  • There are many challenges to the health status of adolescents and youth in Viet Nam: HIV and AIDS, non-communicable diseases (chronic health conditions, injuries and mental health issues), substance abuse, and lack of access to quality health services (particularly reproductive health care). Ensuringequity and efficiency of health care for young people is also a significant challenge.
  • Marital and fertility trends are in the process of changing from ‘early’ to ‘late’, a fact that will have considerable impact on the country’s future population and family structure.
  • Data reveals the existence of gender and geographical disparities for marital and fertility indicators. For example, women tend to marry earlier than men and the trend of marrying later is slower for youth in remote and rural areas.

State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and Migration in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/02/2011
Downloads: 12263
State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and Migration in Viet Nam
  • Youth migration is an important part of the growing urbanization process taking place throughout Viet Nam: over one third (38 per cent) of the respondents to the second Survey Assessment of Vietnamese Youth (SAVY II) conducted in 2009 had been away from home continuously for one month or more. Most of these youth who had been away for one month or more did so “to earn living” or “to go to study”. Male youth migrate to earn living more than females, and youth in rural areas migrate more than youth in urban areas.
  • Migration flows within Viet Nam are dominated by young people aged 15-24, and the majority of these are female. This youth migration not only influences the age and gender structure of the population at regional and provincial levels, but also contributes significantly to the on-going urbanization process.

State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and Health in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/02/2011
Downloads: 14228
State of the World's Children Report 2011: Factsheet on Young People and Health in Viet Nam
  • There are many challenges to the health status of adolescents and youth in Viet Nam: HIV and AIDS, non-communicable diseases (chronic health conditions, injuries and mental health issues), substance abuse, and lack of access to quality health services (particularly reproductive health care). Ensuring equity and efficiency of health care for young people is also a significant challenge.
  • Marital and fertility trends are in the process of changing from ‘early’ to ‘late’, a fact that will have considerable impact on the country’s future population and family structure.
  • Data reveals the existence of gender and geographical disparities for marital and fertility indicators. For example, women tend to marry earlier than men and the trend of marrying later is slower for youth in remote and rural areas.

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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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