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More than 2000 children die every day as a result of unintentional injury and at least half could be saved
September 26th, 2008 - UNICEF and WHO in Viet Nam are shocked and saddened by the impact of the contaminated infant formula produced in China.

Contaminated Infant Formula
September 26th, 2008 - UNICEF and WHO in Viet Nam are shocked and saddened by the impact of the contaminated infant formula produced in China.

India and China hold the key to world meeting MDGs, says UNICEF’s flagship - The State of the Asia Pacific’s Children Report 2008
Global achievement of the health related Millennium Development Goals, depends largely on India’s success and on China accelerating progress even further, according to a new UNICEF report which examines the latest trends in child and maternal health.

Supporting mothers to breastfeed will improve children’s chances of survival, says UNICEF
On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August), UNICEF, along with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and WHO, is recommending the provision of increased professional and informal support for breastfeeding mothers.

Family undergoing major shifts in Viet Nam, shows first-ever nationwide survey on the family
Rapid social and economic development is significantly affecting family roles and responsibilities in Viet Nam, bringing new challenges and opportunities, according to the results of the first-ever national representative survey on the family in Hanoi

Drowning: A leading cause of death among children in Viet Nam
Hanoi, 23 May 2008 – Drowning is one of leading causes of mortality among children over the age of one in Viet Nam.

Why do so few ethnic minority girls make the transition to lower secondary school?
Research from around the world shows that empowering women is an essential aspect of successful social and economic development, and an important way to achieve this is to provide girls with more than just basic education.

Clean toilets, hand washing facilities needed to save lives in rural Viet Nam
Lack of toilets and hand washing facilities in homes and schools is seriously affecting children’s health in rural Vietnam, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Disparities threaten Viet Nam’s progress in child survival
Ha Noi, 25 January 2008 – Despite tremendous progress in under-five mortality, an average of three children still die every hour in Viet Nam

Global Agencies Launch New Research in Viet Nam Highlighting Pregnancy and the First 24 Months as Critical Window for Reducing Maternal & Child Undernutrition
Government, international agencies and non-government organization (NGO) health and nutrition leaders met today to launch a landmark series of research papers on maternal and child undernutrition published in the leading international medical journal

Successful partnership leads to impressive results in child immunization - UNICEF congratulates the Institute of Vaccines as a top-quality vaccine producer
Hanoi, 23/11/2007 - On Friday in Nha Trang City, UNICEF and the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) celebrated 25 years of cooperation in producing vaccines to limit the incidence of preventable diseases among children in Viet Nam.

THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD TURNS 18 - Impressive results achieved in realizing child rights in Viet Nam, yet disparities remain
Ha Noi 20/11/2007 - the World celebrates the 18th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989, the Convention has become the most widely ratified human rights agreement in the worl

UNICEF/WHO: Too early to let down the ‘Iodine Deficiency Disorder’ guard in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 02 November 2007 – One year after the announcement that iodine deficiency had been eliminated from Viet Nam, new data show that it is still a major problem and in some areas of the country the situation is even worsening.

Caring for Children affected by HIV and AIDS
Several countries are making progress in the provision of a minimum package of services for orphans and vulnerable children, which includes access to education, health care, social welfare and protection services.

Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries
The world’s maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) is declining too slowly to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which aims to improve maternal health and prevent women from dying in pregnancy & childbirth.

Food fortification can reduce poverty & undernutrition in east asia. Governments urged to make flour fortication mandatory.
The Flour Fortification Initiative network urged governments in East Asia and the Pacific to offer protection by requiring staple foods to be fortified with micronutrients.

Breastfeeding within one hour of birth can significantly reduce infant mortality in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 1 August 2007 – Breastfeeding babies immediately after birth can prevent a significant number of neonatal deaths in developing countries, said UNICEF today at the start of World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August 2007.

UNICEF Executive Director Visits Viet Nam
HA NOI/GENEVA/NEW YORK May 8, 2007 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman arrived in Ha Noi today for her first official visit since assuming leadership of UNICEF.

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director applauds Viet Nam’s efforts for children
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Mr. Kul Gautam congratulated Viet Nam for its achievements in improving the lives of children at the National Mid-term Review of the ‘A World Fit For Children’, taking place in Hanoi.

Empower Women to Help Children: Gender Equality Produces a ‘Double Dividend’ that Benefits Both Women and Children, UNICEF Reports
Hanoi, 11 December 2006 – Eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women will have a profound and positive impact on the survival and well-being of children, according to a new UNICEF report issued on UNICEF’s 60th anniversary.

SECRETARY-GENERAL’S STUDY ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN: Tolerance of everyday violence against children must end
Bangkok/Hanoi, 19 October 2006 - Leading child-rights organizations urged governments from East Asia and the Pacific to take swift action to prevent and respond to pervasive everyday violence affecting millions of children.

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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.

Tracking Progress on Child Survival
NEW YORK, 18 September 2006: Political leaders and health experts gather in New York today to discuss how to prevent the deaths of millions of children before their fifth birthday.

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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.

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September 26th, 2008 - UNICEF and WHO in Viet Nam are shocked and saddened by the impact of the contaminated infant formula produced in China.

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September 26th, 2008 - UNICEF and WHO in Viet Nam are shocked and saddened by the impact of the contaminated infant formula produced in China.

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September 26th, 2008 - UNICEF and WHO in Viet Nam are shocked and saddened by the impact of the contaminated infant formula produced in China.

Vietnamese and Chinese children meet for the first time to share views and concerns on cross border trafficking
Hanoi, August 28th 2006 – Today, 120 children together with Vietnamese and Chinese government officials, representatives from mass organizations, UNICEF country offices in Viet Nam and China, and international organizations in Viet Nam

Hanoi, 24 August 2006 – Viet Nam has achieved the international goal on elimination of iodine deficiency by 2005Hanoi, 24 August 2006 – Viet Nam has achieved the international goal on elimination of iodine deficiency by 2005– the Ministry of Health announ

Viet Nam is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target of reducing child under-nutrition. UNICEF launches Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition
HANOI, 2 May 2006 -- More than one quarter of all children under the age of five in developing countries are underweight, many to a life-threatening degree, says UNICEF report Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition, published today.

Hanoi, 14 April 2006 – A five-year Country Programme Action Plan has been signed today between the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Hanoi

Regional Consultation on Children and AIDS Calls for Urgent Action to Put Children on the HIV/AIDS Agenda
24th March, Hanoi – More than 300 delegates concluded the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/AIDS with a strong endorsement of a declaration

Children and Young People Missing in Regional Response to HIV/AIDS Regional Consultation on Children and AIDS Opens in Hanoi
22nd March, Hanoi – Children must be at the centre of a dramatically scaled up response to HIV and AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific, organizers of the first high level regional meeting focusing on children and AIDS said.

Parliamentarians strengthen their commitment to ensure a protective environment for children in the Asia-Pacific region
Geneva/Hanoi, 14 February 2006 - Exploitation, violence, prostitution, trafficking. Each year, millions of children in all regions of the world suffer abuses.

Fighting Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
The Joint Government-United Nations Programme, supported by the Governments of Australia, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland and UK was signed “to prevent and control diseases of epidemic potential, with the focus on (HPAI).”

The State of the World’s Children 2006 - CHILDREN OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF REACH
HANOI, 14 December 2005 – Today, UNICEF launches its annual flagship publication – The State of the World’s Children Report (SOWC) across the World.

A high-level consultation has been convened today by the (MPI), in collaboration with CPFC and UNICEF Vietnam to discuss and exchange international experiences on best integrate the concerns of children and families into the Five-Year Socio-Economic Devel

Lauching of Communication Campaign on Intergrated Early Childhood Development in Thua Thien Hue province
Thua Thien Hue, 7th October 2005 – The first ever sub-national Communication Campaign on Integrated Early Childhood Development has been launched in Thua Thien Hue province of Viet Nam today.

Tea Leoni, Goodwill Ambasador of US Fund for UNICEF visits Viet Nam
Hanoi, 28 September 2005 – Tea Leoni, a Hollywood film star and Goodwill Ambassador of The United States Fund for UNICEF, is visiting Viet Nam from 2nd to 8th of October 2005.

Landmark Youth Survey launched in Viet Nam
Hanoi, 26 August 2005: The largest and most comprehensive survey of young people ever conducted in Viet Nam was launched in Hanoi today

Hanoi, 23 June 2005 - A special ceremony in Hanoi’s historic Opera House, has been held today to celebrate 30 years of cooperation between UNICEF and the Government of Viet Nam.

Violence Against Children, a Growing Problem in Viet Nam, Says UNICEF-CPFC Children’s Forum.
Hanoi, 3 June 2005: A Children’s Forum on Violence against Children, has heard details about the growing instances of abuse and violence towards children, as well as children witnessing increasing cases of domestic violence.

UNICEF Welcomes Viet Nam’s Progress on Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Hanoi, 9 May 2005: The Government of Viet Nam’s progress in implementing the Convention of the Rights of the Child and respecting the rights of all Vietnamese children, is welcomed, said UNICEF at a press conference held in Hanoi, today.

UNICEF congratulates the people and Government of Viet Nam for impressive progress on children’s rights since the end of the war
Hanoi, 30 April 2005 – Today, as Viet Nam’s celebrates the 30th anniversary of the unification of the country, UNICEF congratulates the Vietnamese people and Government for the enormous progress they have made in improving the lives of children

Jackie Chan, UNICEF/UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Says Stop Discrimination Against People Living With HIV/AIDS
Viet Nam, Jackie Chan, UNICEF/ UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, has called for an end to discrimination and stigma towards children and families infected or affected with HIV/AIDS.

Hanoi, 7 April 2005 – “Make every mother and child count” - the slogan of World Health Day this year emphasizes the need to promote the health of mothers and their children world wide

Australian Jailed for Child Sex Tourism Offences Committed in Viet Nam
Hanoi, 24th March 2005 -- An Australian man was sentenced to 18 month Jail for Child Abuse Offences committed in Da Nang, Central Province Vietnam.

$102,000 Raised for UNICEF Tsunami Relief Appeal in Viet Nam
Hanoi, 3 February 2005: One hundred and two thousand US dollars has been raised by the Vietnamese community for UNICEF’s Tsunami Relief Appeal which has been running from 5 -31 January, UNICEF Viet Nam, announced in Hanoi today.

How to protect children in the tsunami zone
LONDON & HANOI, 8 January 2005 – Measures to protect children in the Tsunami zone from exploitation, abuse, and criminal trafficking are needed immediately to prevent them from slipping between the cracks, UNICEF said today, outlining the key steps essent

UNICEF launches $144.5 million appeal
Hanoi, 7 January 2005 - UNICEF is seeking $144.5 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for the estimated 1.5 million affected children in South Asia

UNICEF asks for contributions from the private sector for the first time in Viet Nam
Hanoi, 5 January 2005 – After more than a week of bring basic relief supplies to suvivors of Asia’s tsunami, UNICEF is turning its focus to the longer-range project of restoring normalcy to the lives of children.

UNICEF appeals $81 million for tsunami’s victims
(Hanoi, 4th January 2005) – Children have accounted for more than one-third of all the deaths from the last week’s catastrophic tsunami, with further 1.5 million affected.

Donations for Tsunami victim in Asia
Help UNICEF help children and families through health care, nutrition, clean water/sanitation, education and child protection.

Launch of The State of the World’s Children 2005 Report
The State of the World’s Children 2005 - CHILDHOOD UNDER THREAT - Childhood Years being Destroyed by Poverty, Conflict and AIDS – says UNICEF

Buddhist University Joins in Response to HIV/AIDS Crisis
Hue, 15 October 2004: For the first time in Viet Nam, the Hue Buddhist Academy, one of the main teaching universities for Buddhist monks and nuns, is joining in the fight to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in Viet Nam.

Half of East Asia and the Pacific region set to miss Millennium Development Goal on child survival
Bangkok, October 8 2004 – More than half of the countries in East Asia and the Pacific will fail to meet the Millennium Development Goal on under-five child mortality if current trends continue, says a new report released today by the UNICEF

Exclusive Breastfeeding – Safe, Sound and Sustainable, says UNICEF
Hanoi, 30 July 2004: “Exclusive Breastfeeding” is the theme for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (1 – 7 August 2004) and UNICEF is taking action to encourage all Vietnamese mothers to adopt this practice.

Campaign to Stop Trafficking in Women and Children Between Viet Nam and China
Hanoi, 3 June 2004: The first ever joint communication campaign to stop trafficking in women and children between Viet Nam and China will be launched today in the northern border town of Mong Cai, Quang Ninh province.

Vitamin A distribution essential for child health says UNICEF
Hanoi, 28 May 2004: UNICEF will be providing Vitamin A capsules for national distribution as part of Micronutrient Days, to be held on 1st and 2nd of June.

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director to Visit Viet Nam
Hanoi, 21 May 2004: Ms Karin Sham Poo, the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is to visit Viet Nam from 23 – 27 May 2004.

Jackie Chan signs on for UNICEF and UN AIDS
Bangkok/Geneva, April 26: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Injury a leading killer of children in Asia and the Pacific region
BANGKOK, 20 April – Injury is a leading cause of death and disability among children in many Asian countries, according to new research by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC).

‘Road Safety Is No Accident’ – World Health Day 7 April 2004
Hanoi, 30 March 2004: Drastic measures are required to overcome the trend of increased road accidents, says the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) at a function in Hanoi to promote World Health Day today.



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