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Launch of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2011 report in Viet Nam

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. For example, since 1990, there has been a 50 per cent drop in mortality for children under five years of age and millions of children now benefit from improved access to primary education, safe water and critical medicines. Viet Nam cannot risk losing these children as they become adolescents and young people, and must complement improvements for young children with stronger investment and action to support the health, education, protection, employment and participation of adolescents and young people.

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UNICEF Viet Nam Representative, Ms Lotta Sylwander delivers
speech on the importance of investment in adolescents in Viet Nam at the event.

UN Viet Nam Resident Coordinator, Mr. John Hendra also attends the media launch at the event.

IOM Chief of Mission (first right) among the panel of UNFPA, UNAIDS, ILO, UNICEF and its Goodwill Ambassador addresses the issue of migrating young people and the vulnerabilities they face.

The launch attracts various local media.

Two representatives of the Junior Reporters Clubs (JRC) were among the first to raise questions in the interaction session with the panel. JRC is an UNICEF-Youth Asssociation of Viet Nam initiative dated back to 1998 with particiaption of over 1,200 junior reporters at the peak of its operation in early 2000-2005.





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The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity

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