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77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment and UNICEF partner to promote inclusive education for children in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

Investing in the most disadvantaged children is an economically sound and strategic decision, says UNICEF
HA NOI (Viet Nam), 06 July 2016 – The latest UNICEF annual flagship report The State Of the World's Children 2016 - A Fair Chance for Every Child points to evidence that investing in the most vulnerable children can yield immediate and long-term...

Viet Nam: Three out of Four 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of online sexual abuse - UNICEF/Ipsos global poll
NEW YORK, HANOI, 7 June 2016 – Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the internet, a n

Successful Conclusion of Asia’s First TOM: 72-hour Makethon for Children with Disabilities
HCMC, June 3-5, 2016 – The U.S. Consulate General in HCMC, the Israeli Trade Mission to Vietnam, UNICEF, DRD, and Fablab Saigon successfully organized a three day Makethon for children with disabilities in collaboration with Israeli non-governmental...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry meets children facing immense challenges in Viet Nam
HANOI/NEW YORK, 1 June 2016 – Following a visit to Viet Nam, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry is calling for increased focus on children being left behind in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.

UNICEF and Japan are partnering to provide relief for children in drought stricken provinces in Viet Nam
Hanoi, 26 May, 2016 – The Government of Japan has decided to provide a US $ 2,500,000 grant in support of UNICEF’s emergency interventions in response to the drought and salt water intrusion with the goal to reduce acute malnutrition and improve...

Viet Nam Launches the First-ever Specialized Court for Children
Ho Chi Minh City, 4 April 2016 – The national launch of the Family and Juvenile Court has been held today in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

UNICEF and partners invest in Early Childhood Development in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 30 March 2016 – Two child-friendly community-based libraries have been opened today at Tam Xa and Dong Hoi pre-schools in Dong Anh District of Ha Noi.

72 hours to make the world better for children with disabilities
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

UNICEF appeals for US $62 million to save the lives of children affected by crises in East Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 26 January 2016 – In the Pacific Islands, many children don’t have enough safe water to drink and their education has been interrupted as result of the severe, ongoing El Niño.

UNICEF announces collaboration agreement with Johnson & Johnson to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality among ethnic minorities in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 9 December 2015 — The multinational company Johnson & Johnson and UNICEF signed a partnership agreement today to improve maternal and neonatal health, particularly focussing on the most vulnerable women and children in ethnic minority communities.

International Workshop on Independent Child Rights Monitoring
Bac Giang, 7 December 2015 – An International Workshop to promote knowledge exchange on international and regional Independent Child Rights Monitoring (ICRM) experiences has been jointly organized today by Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Child

Improved Access to Hygiene is Critical for New Development Agenda – UNICEF
NEW YORK/HANOI 15 October 2015 – UNICEF says improvements in hygiene must supplement access to water and sanitation, or children will continue to fall victim to easily preventable diseases like diarrhoea.

WELLA-UNICEF Making Waves: Empowering change through education, all around the world
Building on their success in Europe and South America, WELLA-UNICEF MAKING WAVES is proud to expand their partnership to Viet Nam, working with the local authorities and an established training centre to share hairdressing skills and support education in

UNICEF and Ho Chi Minh City Launch the Child Friendly City Initiative High Level Conference
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

UNICEF and Viet Nam celebrate 40 years of cooperation for children
Ha Noi, 22 September 2015 -- UNICEF gathered with Vietnamese government officials today to celebrate a 40-year partnership that has improved lives and well-being of generations of Vietnamese children.

Viet Nam 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Highlights Unfinished Agenda for Vietnamese Children
Ha Noi, 04 September 2015 – Viet Nam's Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014 launched today in Ha Noi, highlights an unfinished agenda in the lives and well-being of vulnerable children and women while capturing some of the country's progress...

Manchester United Football Coaches Train Vietnamese Social Workers to Protect Vulnerable Children in Partnership with UNICEF Viet Nam
HO CHI MINH CITY, 30 June 2015 – Manchester United Foundation CEO, John Shiels and coaches from the Foundation's "Street Reds" programme are currently visiting Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for three-day intensive football training session for community social

Millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress, new UNICEF report says
NEW YORK/HANOI, 23 June 2015 – The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, UNICEF warned today.

Katy Perry calls on Viet Nam’s young professionals to help improve children’s lives
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, 15 May 2015 – Katy Perry, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and global pop superstar, made a special stop-over to Ho Chi Minh City where she gave the keynote speech at Forbes Viet Nam first-ever Under 30 Summit.

Viet Nam Marks Third UN Global Road Safety Week to Keep Children Safe on Roads
Hanoi, 5 May 2015 - This week Viet Nam marks the Third UN Road Safety Week. At the request of the United Nations General Assembly, this year's theme will focus on "Save Kids Lives" in Viet Nam.

Nearly 1 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal/NEW YORK, 26 April 2015 – At least 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by yesterday's earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, says UNICEF.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Katy Perry to visit Viet Nam to participate in Forbes Viet Nam inaugural Under 30 Summit under the theme “The Next Generation”
Ho Chi Minh City, April 21, 2015 – Forbes Viet Nam in partnership with UNICEF Viet Nam, IDG Ventures and YAN, today announced that it will hold its first Under 30 Summit (Diễn đàn Thế Hệ Trẻ) in Ho Chi Minh City in May 12, 2015.

UNICEF Statement on attack in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 April 2015 – Four UNICEF staff members have reportedly been killed in an attack on a vehicle in which they were riding in Garowe, Somalia. Four other UNICEF colleagues are reportedly in a serious condition.

Asian Parliamentarians Gather to Recognize Children’s Right to Nutrition
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 April 2015 –Leaders and parliamentarians from Asian countries will gather today to recognize the vital role of parliamentarian leaders in advancing child nutrition and development.

Don’t Be Late! Follow the National Immunization Schedule and Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations are Up-to-Date!
Hanoi 16 March 2015 - As children’s health is one of the most important priorities for parents, it is important to ensure timely childhood immunization and adherence to Viet Nam’s national vaccination schedule.

World Water Day: Nearly 750 million people still without adequate drinking water – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 – Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains

 International Women’s Day: 10 quick facts on girls
NEW YORK, 6 March 2015 – To mark International Women’s Day and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on women’s empowerment, UNICEF presents a statistical snapshot of progress and trends for girls and women.

Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF
DAVOS, 22 January 2015 – In many countries around the world, significantly less public resources are used to educate children in the poorest 20 per cent of society than their counterparts in the most affluent 20 per cent, according to a new report issued

UNICEF Applauds Viet Nam for Achieving Major Legal Milestones towards Children’s Rights
Ha Noi, 11 December 2014 – UNICEF Viet Nam’s Representative, Mr Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, applauded Viet Nam’s National Assembly for voting in three, significant, legal milestones in relation to children’s rights that have been officially endorsed by the Pres

Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

UNICEF Facilitating South-South cooperation in Education between Viet Nam and Timor-Leste
Ha Noi, 1 December 2014 - A high level delegation led by Ms. Dulce De Jesus Soares, Timor-Leste’s Vice Minister of Education visited Viet Nam from 23-29 November 2014 to learn about the initiative on Mother Tongue-based Bilingual Education Programme – pil

Businesses Unite to Support Children’s Rights and Business Principles in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 27 November 2014 - UNICEF together with partners hosted Viet Nam’s top business leaders and Government representatives during its first ZEROtalks event to formally support the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.

Raise your voice with UNICEF and Imagine a better world for children
NEW YORK, 20 November 2014 – During a musical event at the United Nations General Assembly today, UNICEF will unveil the #IMAGINE project as part of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Lack of toilets dangerous for everyone, UNICEF says
NEW YORK / HANOI 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Viet Nam companies join UNICEF’s Zeroworkplace to improve children’s welfare
10 November 2014, Ho Chi Minh City - Pouyuen Company and Mobivi, two large manufacturing companies based in Ho Chi Minh, with combined access to more than 500,000 employees, have joined UNICEF’s ZEROworkplace, a community for all businesses in Viet Nam...

Viet Nam Launches Largest Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign with United Nations Support
Hanoi 11 October 2014 - Viet Nam's largest-ever, national immunization campaign against measles-rubella (MR) was launched at the Le Quy Don school in Hanoi with the presence of Vice President of the State Mme Nguyen Thi Doan ...

Innovative social assistance reforms bring new hope for Viet Nam’s most vulnerable children
10 October 2014 - “When I gave birth to my first son, Thanh, I wasn’t worried. My second husband now drinks so I took the three boys and left him too. When Thanh got sick I borrowed money...

Consultation to Better Address Children’s Issues within 2016-2020 Socio-Economic Development Plan
Ha Noi, 9 October 2014 - A Consultation Workshop on how to better address children’s issues within 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan (SEDP) was held today by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social...

Launch of the Out of School Children: Viet Nam’s Study
Hanoi, 11 September 2014 – Out-of-school rate is highest among children with disabilities, ethnic minority children and migration children from 5-14 years of age, according to the “Out of School Children: Viet Nam’s Study” released today by the Ministry o

Viet Nam’s General Statistic Office and UNICEF Launch Key Findings of the 2013-2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)
Ha Noi, 4 September 2014 – Key Findings Report (KFR) of Viet Nam’s 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey launched today in Ha Noi, revealed existing disparities in the lives and well-being of children and women across Viet Nam’s regions, gender, ...

New UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 27 August 2014– The new UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam, Mr Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, today, presented his credentials to Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ha Kim Ngoc.

Support to Reform and Innovation in Viet Nam’s social assistance program
The focus of reforms is to strengthen the social assistance service delivery system by reducing the fragmentation of services, improving targeting through building a strong database on recipients, and adopting more efficient delivery mechanisms...

Breastfeeding Week 2014: Mother’s Milk - Life Rewarded
Ha Noi, 1st August 2014 –World Breastfeeding Week 2014 (WBW) commences today in Viet Nam with a range of events co-organized by the Ministry of Health, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and Alive & Thrive project...

Viet Nam’s First Certificate for being Open Defecation Free granted to five villages in Dien Bien
Dien Bien, 29 June 2014 - Five villages in Dien Bien province today received Viet Nam’s first ever certificate for being open-defecation free (ODF) during an event organized by UNICEF, the Health Environment Management Agency and Dien Bien authorities.

UNICEF Part of High-Level Round Table Discussion on Children’s Issues in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, 5 June 2014 – A high-level round table discussion on issues related to children in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was held today with the participation of UNICEF, the city’s leaders, academic institutions and private sector.

Launch of campaign to end violence against children in Viet Nam
Hoa Binh, 31 May 2014 – Viet Nam today marks the start of its national month of action by rolling out a campaign to end violence against children to raise awareness and encourage people to speak up and take action.

Early Childhood Education Forum highlights achievements and future needs
Ha Noi, 20 May 2014 – UNICEF, together with the World Bank, Plan Viet Nam and other development partners, co-hosted a forum today to share experiences on how to improve the quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Vietnam and to make policy recommend

UNICEF ZEROawards programme launched in Kon Tum
Kon Tum, 25 February 2014 – Children in Kon Tum will directly benefit from UNICEF ZEROawards donor support through an integrated programme launched today by the local Provincial People’s Committee and UNICEF. The USD250,000 in programme funding...

UNICEF Viet Nam Raises more than $400,000 with its First ZEROawards
HCMC, Viet Nam, December 6, 2013 – UNICEF Viet Nam tonight hosted the first ever ZEROawards gala fundraiser. It brought together the most influential and respected business and private philanthropist community in Viet Nam and internationally...

UNICEF VIP Pre-Event for ZEROawards
HCMC – November 27th, 2013 – An exclusive preview of live auction items was shown at the UNICEF ZEROawards “VIP Pre-event” on Wednesday, hosted by Ly Club and Moet.

UNICEF selects final Winners of UNICEF Mobile Hackathon 2013
Viet Nam, 2 November 2013 – UNICEF today concludes the UNICEF Mobile Hackathon 2013 with the Final Demo Day spotlighting the final event winners OCEAN 4 and Ga Trong, rewarded for their innovative mobile applications designed to tackle children’s issues..

UNICEF on Global Handwashing Day: A simple solution with far-reaching benefits – the power is in our hands
NEW YORK – HA NOI, 15 October 2013 – As the world observes the 6th annual Global Handwashing Day, new figures from UNICEF say 1,400 children under five still die every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygie

UNICEF announces ZEROawards
HCMC – 8 October 2013 -- On 5th December this year, UNICEF Viet Nam will present the first UNICEF ZEROawards to outstanding humanitarians who have contributed significantly to the goal of bringing the number of preventable child deaths and vulnerable...

New initiative to help people with disabilities claim their rights
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

Phuong Anh Crystal attends UN disability-related activities in New York
Ha Noi, 19 September 2013 -- Nguyen Phuong Anh, known as Crystal, a 16-year-old girl with “Osteogenesis Imperfecta” from Ha Noi will participate in several UN disability-related activities during 22-27 September in New York City, USA as part of the...

World Breastfeeding Week 2013 - Supporting mothers vital for breastfeeding
Ha Noi, 1 August 2013 – Ministry of Health and Nutrition Partners Lead 2013 World Breastfeeding Week CelebrationsThe importance of providing appropriate support for breastfeeding mothers, including peer support and counselling, is being stressed ...

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children
Ha Noi, 31 July 2013 – Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and underreported, said UNICEF today, announcing an initiative that urges ordinary citizens, lawmakers and governments to speak out more forcefully to fight violence...

UNICEF Viet Nam T-shirt contest on Facebook
The first UNICEF Viet Nam T-shirt contest on Facebook, encouraging young and creative designers to participate. There will be two prizes for the best designs and the winners get UNICEF's certificate of appreciation. Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2013

First ever UNICEF Mobile Hackathon in Viet Nam Rewards Innovation for Children
Viet Nam, 30 June 2013 – A 36-hour UNICEF Mobile Hackathon in collaboration with mLab East Asia, focusing on innovation for children, concluded today in Ho Chi Minh City. Over 100 app developers participated in the event, making up 31 competitive teams..

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
Da Nang, Viet Nam, 30 May 2013 – Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s...

Making the Constitution Work Better for Children is Essential, UNICEF says
Ha Noi, 16 April 2013 – As Viet Nam’s National Assembly has engaged the public to put forward its views on constitutional reform, UNICEF today released a Position Paper on “Making the Constitution work for children in Viet Nam”.

Regional Workshop Shines Spotlight on Viet Nam’s Nutrition Policy Successes, Places Nutrition High on ASEAN Governments’ Agendas
Ha Noi, 9 April 2013 – A coalition of government and non-government partners today kicked off a two-day regional advocacy workshop in Ha Noi, Viet Nam...

Children dying daily because of unsafe water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene, UNICEF says
As the world celebrates World Water Day today, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children.

Viet Nam Celebrates International Mother Language Day
Ha Noi, 21 February 2013 – On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, first proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 and commemorated annually on 21 February since 2000, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET),

Consultations in Viet Nam on the post-2015 development agenda
Ha Noi, 17 January 2013 – The United Nations in Viet Nam has initiated a series of consultations with a broad range of Vietnamese citizens on the new development framework to be put in place in 2015, once the current Millennium Development Goals expire.

World AIDS Day: HIV positive pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
Ha Noi, 30 November 2012 – New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.

Launch of the National Programme on Community-Based Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for People with Mental problems, 2011-2020
Da Nang, 27 November 2012 - To implement Decision 1215/QĐ-TTg of the Prime Minister, approving the National Programme on Community-Based Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for People with Mental problems, 2011-2020 (the Programme 1215)

Urgent Action Needed to Safeguard Viet Nam’s Children from Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Ha Noi, 16 November 2012 – The issue of child prostitution, child sex trafficking, child sex tourism and child pornography in Viet Nam has reached an alarming proportion, reveals a new study released today.

Pneumonia still number one killer
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 July 2016 – UNICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

Global Handwashing Day in Viet Nam: Clean Hands Save Lives
Hai Phong, 6 October 2012 – The fifth anniversary of Global Handwashing Day (GHWD) – commemorated each year on 15 October - was celebrated at an opening event in Hai Phong’s Youth Cultural and Sport Palace on Saturday 6 October,...

Actor Xuan Bac Appointed UNICEF Viet Nam Goodwill Ambassador
Ha Noi, 28 September 2012 – UNICEF Viet Nam today appointed Mr. Nguyen Xuan Bac, as its Goodwill Ambassador. The duration of Mr. Xuan Bac’s appointment is expected to be two years, from October 2012 to September 2014.

Reducing Social and Economic Gaps Key to Sustaining Growth in East Asia and the Pacific
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 24 September 2012 – The Conference on Public Policy, Social Policy and Children, organized by Viet Nam Ministry of Finance and UNICEF will take place from 24-26 September 2012.

Diverse countries are making rapid progress in child survival but disparities remain – UNICEF report
Ha Noi, 13 September 2012 – Countries across the world are making rapid progress in reducing child deaths, demonstrating that it is possible to radically reduce child mortality over the span of two decades, a UNICEF report says today.

UNICEF and Unilever partner to help improve sanitation to rural communities in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 6 September 2012 - The Unilever Foundation and Domestos (equivalent to Vim in Viet Nam) have recently joined forces with UNICEF to support UNICEF’s Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) programme in Viet Nam.

Model Vu Nguyen Ha Anh’s Appointment as UNICEF Viet Nam Goodwill Ambassador Extended
Ha Noi, 28 August 2012 – Internationally renowned model Vu Nguyen Ha Anh’s appointment as UNICEF Viet Nam’s Goodwill Ambassadors has been officially extended by one year.

Ninh Thuan: Launch of First-Ever Provincial Situation Analysis of Children
Ninh Thuan province, Viet Nam, 21 August 2012 – Results from the first-ever comprehensive analysis of the situation of children in Ninh Thuan were today released by the Provincial People’s Committee and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

World Breastfeeding Week 2012 - A call for joint action to promote breastfeeding and contribute to reducing child malnutrition in Viet Nam
On its 20th Anniversary, this year’s World Breastfeeding Week celebrates the government of Viet Nam’s commitment to ensuring a stronger enabling environment for breastfeeding.

UNICEF Commends Viet Nam on Banning Advertisement of Breastmilk Substitutes for Children under 24 Months
Ha Noi, 21 June 2012 – UNICEF Viet Nam’s Representative, Ms. Lotta Sylwander, today applauded the Government of Viet Nam on passing the Law on Advertisement which includes a ban on the marketing of breastmilk substitutes for children under 24 months.

UNICEF Congratulates Viet Nam on Maternity Leave Extension to Six Months
UNICEF Viet Nam’s Representative, Ms. Lotta Sylwander, today congratulated the Government, Parliament and people of Viet Nam on extending maternity leave to six months.

An Giang: Remarkable progress achieved for children, yet challenges remain
An Giang province has made remarkable progress for children over the past decade, according to a flagship report on the provincial situation of children, jointly launched today by An Giang Provincial People’s Committee and UNICEF.

Two Diseases Remain Biggest Killers of East Asia-Pacific and Viet Nam Children – UNICEF
Ha Noi, 12 June 2012 – A new report from UNICEF has highlighted the huge child survival gap between the richest and the poorest children by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two primary killers of children under the age of five.

Drowning in numbers
Ha Noi, 23 May 2012 – A new report states that although drowning is a leading killer of children across parts of Asia, highly effective and cost-efficient programs to reduce such drowning deaths are not being sufficiently embraced.

Viet Nam’s 2011-2020 Nutrition Strategy to Improve Nutrition Status of Mothers and Children in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 4 April 2012 – Viet Nam’s General Nutrition Survey 2009 - 2010 report, launched today in Ha Noi, reveals that one in three children under age five in Viet Nam do not currently meet their full height potential

H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium Meets with Urban Children in Viet Nam
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 15 March 2012 - Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Mathilde of Belgium today visited UNICEF-supported projects in Ho Chi Minh City to learn about of the needs of the urban child in Viet Nam.

Launch of Viet Nam’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010-2011: Disparities for Children and Women Persist
Ha Noi, 16 December 2011 – Viet Nam’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2010-2011 report, launched today in Ha Noi, reveals persisting disparities in the lives and well-being of children and women in Viet Nam.

Mass media campaign on exclusive breast feeding & complementary feeding to reduce the rates of stunting and malnutrition in Viet Nam.
Hà Nội – On the occasion of the micronutrient week in Viet Nam, a mass media campaign on exclusive breastfeeding & complementary feeding was launched today.

UNICEF commends ratification by viet nam of the hague convention on inter-country child adoption
Ha Noi, 28 November 2011 – UNICEF applauds the recent ratification by Viet Nam of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation with respect to Inter-country Adoption.

Thousands of Vietnamese children benefit from UNICEF and Procter & Gamble’s project on water and sanitation in primary schools
Dong Thap, 26 November 2011 - UNICEF and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have completed a US$275,000 project to provide water and sanitation facilities in primary schools and educate children, parents and teachers about hygienic practices.

Government of Viet Nam and UNICEF Agree on Way Forward for Planning and Monitoring Reform of the SEDP
Ninh Thuan, 3 November 2011 – At a two-day workshop organised jointly with UNICEF in Ninh Thuan, the Government of Viet Nam reaffirmed its commitment, with continued support from UNICEFAt a two-day workshop organised jointly with UNICEF in Ninh Thuan, the

Viet Nam launches first ever national programme on child protection
Ha Noi, 6 October 2011– The first ever National Programme on Child Protection is being launched today by the Government of Viet Nam.

UN attributes latest reform success to national leadership
Ha Noi, 22 September – The UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF Executive Boards on 13 September approved the joint Viet Nam Common Country Programme Document (CCPD) for 2012-2016.

National Children’s Forum 2011 “Children in a safe and friendly environment”
The National Children’s Forum is where children can express their ideas and aspirations for the implementation of children’s rights.

Breast Milk – Let’s Talk About Love!
August 1 2011, Ha Noi – This year, World Breastfeeding Week focuses globally on the importance of communication in supporting breastfeeding mothers all over the world.

“Yahoo! Safely” Launched To Help Create a Safer Internet Environment For Users In Viet Nam
Ho Chi Minh City, May 31, 2011 – Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), the premier digital media company, today announced the launch of Yahoo! Safely Viet Nam, an initiative designed to help Internet users make safe and smarter choices online.

Comprehensive situation analysis of children in Dien Bien helps policy makers address children’s issues
HANOI, 12 May 2011 – Rapid economic and social progress has been made over the past two decades in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien.

Viet Nam hosts largest world conference on drowning prevention
Ha Noi, 11 May 2011 – The Government of Viet Nam is hosting an important conference on drowning prevention this week.

USAID contributes to UNICEF Child Adoption Programme in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 26 April 2011 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a US$300,000 grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Viet Nam to support a child adoption activity that will be implemented from 2011-2013

Joint press release of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations Childrens Fund - Prime Minister approves first comprehensive National Programme on Child Protection
Ha Noi, 14 March 2011 – While Viet Nam has achieved impressive economic growth and social progress, the country is facing a growing need to protect its children.

UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2011 report calls for more investment in adolescents to break the cycles of poverty and inequity
Ha Noi, 28 February 2011 – Thanks to committed investments in early and middle childhood (children up to nine-years-old) in Viet Nam, the lives of many young children have been saved, and in many cases significantly improved.

Actor Xuan Bac became goodwill ambassador for water and sanitation in Viet Nam
Xuan Bac, a well-known actor has been selected to be the Goodwill Ambassador for Water and Sanitation by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development, Lien Aid and UNICEF.

Burn out the word “stigma”, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador sends a message against discrimination of people living with HIV.
UNICEF Good Will Ambassador, Vu Nguyen Ha Anh, joined a thousand teenagers in Hanoi in the Dance for Life event, which aimed to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS and challenge stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV.

Officials from 28 Countries Gather in Beijing for Strategic Talks on Child Rights
Beijing, 4 November 2010 – Senior government ministers and officials from 28 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Beijing today for the High Level Meeting on Co-operation for Child Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.

UNICEF and Procter & Gamble join efforts to improve water and sanitation facilities in primary schools
UNICEF and global consumer product provider Procter & Gamble (P&G) have joined forces to provide water and sanitation facilities in primary schools in Viet Nam and educate children, parents and teachers about hygienic practices.

Making Clean Hands a Priority for More than Just a Day
For the third annual Global Handwashing Day, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials around the world will lather up, but at the end of the day, they aim to have more than just clean hands.

Ministry of Health and United Nations launch national measles campaign targeting 7.5 million children under five
Launching ceremony in Da Nang of the national measles supplementary vaccination campaign which is being organized by the Ministry of Health, with support from two United Nations (UN) agencies in Viet Nam, UNICEF and WHO.Launching ceremony in Da Nang of th

UNICEF’s 'Analysis of the situation of children in Viet Nam 2010' calls for reducing disparities for children
Ha Noi, 31 August 2010 – Viet Nam has made tremendous progress for its children in a remarkably short period of time, with unprecedented reduction in under five mortality rates and poverty.

Ten steps to successful breastfeeding: A call for action to health care providers and communities
Although exclusive breastfeeding is the most complete form of nutrition for infants and small children during the first six months of life, only 10 per cent of children in Viet Nam are breastfed exclusively during this critical period of their lives.

Model Vu Nguyen Ha Anh appointed UNICEF Viet Nam Goodwill Ambassador
Ha Noi, 18 August 2010 – Internationally renowned model Vu Nguyen Ha Anh, is joining the ranks of over 270 national Goodwill Ambassadors that are supporting UNICEF around the world to increase public awareness of the rights of children and women.

Provinces Committed to Reducing High Child Drowning Rates
Ha Noi, 16 July 2010 – Leaders of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), representatives from other relevant ministries, mass organizations and leaders from 15 provinces signed an agreement today

Governments, Donors and United Nations Commit to Champion Delivering as One at Global Conference in Viet Nam
“Much has been achieved, more needs to be done. Delivering as One is the future for UN development activities”, Governments and United Nations representatives stated at an international gathering on UN reform efforts which took place in HN 14-16/06/2010

From Vision to Action – Viet Nam celebrates the 20th anniversary of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 23rd February 2010 – In the spirit of the lunar new year (Tet), Viet Nam proudly celebrates the 20th anniversary of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

New approach to child poverty developed for Viet Nam
To introduce and advocate for the adoption of a new approach to child poverty, a National Conference has been jointly organized in Ha Noi today by MOLISA, MPI and UNICEF.To introduce and advocate for the adoption of a new approach to child poverty, a Nati

World Water Day 2009 - Managing the world’s water resources key for future generations
NEW YORK/HANOI - 22 March 2009 – World Water Day 2009 calls for collective action to tackle the issue of access to safe drinking water and water sharing.NEW YORK/HANOI - 22 March 2009 – World Water Day 2009 calls for collective action to tackle the issue





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