Child Rights

UNICEF is utilizing its expertise and experience across the full spectrum of children’s rights to ensure “no child is left behind” in Viet Nam.

UNICEF is utilizing its expertise and experience across the full spectrum of children’s rights to ensure “no child is left behind” in Viet Nam.
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The Challenge

Despite advances in socio-economic development across communities in Viet Nam, a significant number of families, women and children have been left behind. Efforts to reduce monetary poverty have been successful, however, it has not led to a decrease in vulnerabilities. These issues are particularly acute for children, with child rights not falling neatly into the mandate of one government agency.

“Ensuring that “no child is left behind” requires breakthrough solutions to fast-track progress towards inclusive and sustainable development for all.”
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Ensuring that “no child is left behind” requires breakthrough solutions to fast-track progress towards inclusive and sustainable development for all.

Such a situation is further exacerbated by fragmented data on children that not only creates enormous challenges for the development and implementation of policies for children, it also challenges Viet Nam’s human rights and Sustainable Development Goals monitoring and reporting obligations.

The Solution

UNICEF is helping to reduce the multiple vulnerabilities of children and ensure they are safe, healthy, ready to learn and thrive by influencing the national legal and policy agenda on children’s rights as well as strengthening government systems for the realization of children’s rights.

“UNICEF is working to be a transformative force in the lives of every child in Viet Nam by engaging partners to break the inter-generational cycles of poverty and disparities, whilst also propelling the country towards achieving its objective to become a 21st century economy.”

We are working to strengthen the ability of elected bodies to make laws and oversee implementation of children’s rights. In supporting the systematic monitoring and evaluation of laws and policies that affect children, elected bodies are helped to make informed decisions in the best interests of children. In supporting greater coordination across government on children’s rights, elected bodies and the government are supported to more effectively implement such rights. UNICEF activities involve advocacy, evidence generation, high-level policy dialogues, knowledge exchanges and technical assistance.

 

Resources

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Despite their remoteness in the northern hills of Viet Nam, the children of the Kim Dong lower secondary school are very much aware of their rights. Not only knowing their rights but also able to express them as in the life-skill posters class.