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World AIDS Day: HIV positive pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
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.

Launch of a report looking into Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Viet Nam
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
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that fills them with fluid, causing cough and fever and making breathing difficult. Severe pneumonia can be deadly.

Global Hand-washing Day observed in Viet Nam
A ceremony to observe Global Hand-washing Day (October 15th) was held in the northern city of Hai Phong on October 6th with the participation of leaders, policy-makers from ministries and organisations...

Xuan Bac appointed as UNICEF Viet Nam Goodwill Ambassador
On 28 September, UNICEF Viet Nam 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.

Asia – Pacific Conference on Public Finance, Social Policies and Children
The Conference on Public Policy, Social Policy and Children, organized by Viet Nam Ministry of Finance and UNICEF took place from 24-26 September 2012.

Viet Nam makes progress in reducing child fatalities
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and partners release new figures showing the number of children dying before their fifth birthday has nearly halved from 12 million in 1990, to just 6.9 million in 2011.

Ninh Thuan: Launch of First-Ever Provincial Situation Analysis of Children
The Analysis’ findings highlight the province’s remarkable progress across a broad spectrum of children’s issues, in line with its socio-economic development achievements in recent years.

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 celebrated the government of Viet Nam’s commitment to ensuring a stronger enabling environment for breastfeeding and called for joint action to promote breastfeeding...

Children have greatest stake in sustainable development
Children's rights should be at the centre of these discussions as we have the responsibility to ensure that today's children, and their children, inherit the same opportunities as we have inherited from past generations.

Child drowning rate still high
The Alliance for Safe Children in coordination with the research office of UNICEF has conducted a survey of child drowning accidents in the four countries of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam and the Chinese city of Beijing and Jiangxi province.

Disparities for Children and Women Persist
Inequality remains in the lives of Vietnamese children and women from different regions, ethnic groups, and socio-economic statuses.

UNICEF and Procter& Gamble finance USD264000 for clean water
UNICEF and P&G recently donate USD 264,000 for clean water facilities at schools in Dien Bien, Ninh Thuan, An Giang and Dong Thap. Over 40% of ethnic minority student out of 8000 students have access to clean water.

UNICEF Viet Nam’s flood response - November 2011
Almost all the victims of severe flooding in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were children, the United Nations said on Monday, as the official death toll climbed to 78, APA reports quoting AFP.

Social auditing creates supervision rights for citizens
UNICEF Việt Nam, in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, concluded a two-day workshop in the central province of Ninh Thuan, to review the results of a five-year project to reform the process of formulating socio-economic development

Mong children learn lessons in mother tongue
Mother tongue-based bi-lingual education has helped H'mong children in Lao Chai commune of Lao Cai province perform better in school.

Dien Bien Sitan National Launch in Ha Noi
The event was broadcast on key national TV & Radio channels and major print & online media

Dien Bien Launch Sitan in PCFP province of Dien Bien
The province has a major newspaper, the Dien Bien Phu and a TV and Radio

Government's Decision to Approve the National Programme on Child Protection
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on March 14th issued common press release on Prime Minister’s approval on first National Programme on Child Protection.

Viet Nam, UNICEF work together to protect children
At a working session on 18 March, Vice National Assembly Chairman, M. Uong Chu Luu, and UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam, Ms. Lotta Sylwander, have agreed to continue their co-operation in programmes relating to children.Viet Nam, UNICEF work together to

Press clippings of the Launch of UNICEF’s State of the World Children Report 2011
UNICEF flagship publication The State of the World’s Children 2011 was launched in Hanoi in 28 February 2011. Entitled “Adolescence: an Age of Opportunity”, this year report emphasises the imperative of investing in adolescence.



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