25 April 2024

Changing Children’s Lives – Enhancing their Futures! 

In 2023, UNICEF Viet Nam worked with partners from the government in support of national priorities driving the care, the protection of children and women, towards achievement of the SDGs. UNICEF-supported programmes contributed to directly improving children’s lives and the situation of their families, and further reinforce the systems and gender…, The situation of children in 2023, Viet Nam has achieved significant milestones in driving comprehensive growth and development for children.  However, many are still at risk of being left behind. , Our impact, In 2023, with the incredible support of our partners, UNICEF made waves of change for Vietnamese children. Here's a sneak peek into the incredible milestones we achieved together, sparking smiles, dreams, and brighter futures across the country. , Health and Nutrition Health and Nutrition, UNICEF support to develop a national COVID-19 vaccine action plan for 2023 resulted in 8,131,709 children aged 5-17 years and 963,928 children under one-year-old vaccinated. To offset an acute national vaccine shortage, UNICEF procured and delivered to Viet Nam 676,300 doses of DTP-HepB-Hib vaccines. In a further boost to national vaccination…, Water, sanitation and hygiene Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Through UNICEF’s harnessing of innovative climate-resilient technology, Viet Nam’s first solar powered net-zero toilet was installed at a primary school in the Mekong Delta region as part of a unique public-private partnership. This is the first step towards rolling out this green energy sanitation solution in schools nationwide. UNICEF’s direct…, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, UNICEF supported development of guidelines to monitor and evaluate Viet Nam’s Disaster Risk Management plan, a national guideline for disaster preparedness drills focused on children and communities. It will also help assess implementation of international Disaster Risk Reduction frameworks. 63,659 children participated in the UNICEF-supported…, Education Education, UNICEF supported Government Education partners to implement competency-based learning from pre-school to upper secondary school benefiting 21 million children with improved social emotional learning, transferable and green skills, digital literacy and gender equality. Four million preschool age children nationwide (two million girls) benefited…, Child Protection Child Protection, UNICEF’s technical support to Government yielded critical improvements in legal documents to strengthen social work, child protection and child justice systems. This included an inter-agency regulation on responding to cases of violence and child sexual abuse, alongside circulars to create and enhance social worker positions in hospitals and…, Social Protection Social Protection, UNICEF continued to generate evidence and advocate for investments in child-related social policies – inclusive of children living in multi-dimensional poverty, with disabilities and ethnic minorities – as crucial drivers of Viet Nam's sustainable development. Quality UNICEF data and research informed Viet Nam’s social policy priorities during the…
13 November 2023

Open Up & Connect

Many things on your mind? Heavy, confusing, scary things?  Depression, anxiety, sadness?  You’re not the only one feeling this way. You don’t need to do this alone.  Open Up & Connect! Share your feelings! Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It determines our ability to…, Why is mental health important? What can children do about it?, Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood. Adolescence, especially, is a critical window of opportunity in their development. Poverty, violence, abuse, gender social norms, school pressures, bullying and life stress events can have major impacts on mental health and psychosocial well-…, What makes young people worried or unhappy?, Do you have a friend who seems to be sad, confused, scared, lonely?  They might need your help. You can help. Be kind, be a good friend.   Open Up & Connect! Ask your friend how they are doing. A simple talk will help a lot!  Experiencing mental health issues is normal. Life circumstances affect us in different ways, so it’s normal to not feel…, Open Up & Connect! , Mental health and recommendations for young people Duy's video about mental health Young people are agents of social change. By working with young people, we have the potential to break long cycles of misinformation, stigma, and negative norms around mental health.   > Back to top, Connect, be supportive, Connect, be supportive Your teen looks sad, confused, scared, lonely?  They are not the only ones feeling this way and you can help.   Grab opportunities to Open Up & Connect with your children.  Be proud of them. Acknowledge their efforts.    As we do for our children’s physical health, we also need to nurture, care for and promote child…, Agents of change, Agents of change One of your students looks sad, confused, scared, lonely?  They might be facing mental health issues. You can help.  Open Up & Connect with your students.  Be proud of them. Acknowledge their efforts.  Be supportive. Help students understand that it’s normal to not always be okay. Help them realize they’re not the only ones…
13 July 2023

Girls are Unstoppable

Reducing inequality strengthens economies and builds stable, resilient societies that give all individuals –girls, boys, men, and women – the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Globally, women and girls are bearing the brunt of negative socioeconomic impacts, with unemployment rates affecting women much worse than men.  UNICEF builds…, The power of sport, Women and girls are changing the face of football, and football is changing their lives. Women’s teams have broken a glass ceiling in sports, playing toward their dreams and encouraging millions of girls around the world.   The Vietnam Women’s National Football Team is showing it is possible to reach your dreams. UNICEF Viet Nam congratulates the…, Empowered. United. Unstoppable, Across the board, females participate in sport at a lower rate than males. It’s time to change this and get more girls in the game. Sport provides opportunities for the advancement of girls in the face of gender-related barriers, and it helps increase self-esteem among adolescent girls and boys.  UNICEF Viet Nam “What I like the most is that I can…, Sport for development, "Sport is one of the great human pursuits – a model of teamwork, a platform for individual excellence, a driver of economic growth for all of society. " UN Secretary-General António Guterres  UNICEF Viet Nam Representative Rana Flowers getting a football signed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at GOUNH, Ha Noi, Oct 2022 UNICEF Viet Nam\…
05 July 2023

UNICEF Viet Nam Key Results 2022

Guided by our 2022-2026 Country Programme 2022-2026 Country Programme , UNICEF contributed to delivering life-saving and life-changing results for children in 2022, with a focus on reaching the most vulnerable. These results were achieved with the support of key bilateral donors, the increasing engagement of the private sector, UNICEF’s Core…, The Situation of Children in 2022, UNICEF Viet Nam Despite Viet Nam's tremendous progress for its children, many of them are still at risk of being left behind. While national numbers of those living in poverty continued to decline, pockets of chronically poor families and those suffering from multi-dimensional poverty remain a key concern in remote rural areas and some ethnic…, 2022 results – Child Survival, Since 2021, UNICEF has procured more than 85 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and supported efforts to raise awareness about the vaccines. UNICEF supported the Government in strengthening routine child immunization coverage. UNICEF supported awareness-raising and system-strengthening on maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition services.…, 2022 results – Education, Trang, 35, is an award-winning technology teacher in Lao Cai, Viet Nam. She was trained by a UNICEF-supported programme to deliver lessons to her students using tablets, computers and augmented and virtual reality tools. UNICEF/Viet Nam Trang, 35, is an award-winning technology teacher in Lao Cai, Viet Nam. She was trained by a UNICEF-supported…, 2022 results – Child Protection, UNICEF network supported UN Joint Programme to reach more than 20 million people through awareness and behaviour change campaigns to end violence against women and children. UNICEF focuses on supporting the Government to strengthen the child protection regulatory framework, making the justice system more child-sensitive and enhancing the capacity…, 2022 results – Social Protection, UNICEF conducted wide consultations with Government and NGO partners, sharing information and agreeing follow-up steps to the significant recommendations across all child rights areas made by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provided data and research to support the Government to develop more effective, equitable and climate-…, #UNICEFThanks, UNICEF results in Viet Nam were made possible by the generous support of all individuals, corporate donors, foundations, multilateral organizations and governments contributing to UNICEF Core Resources globally, as well as softly earmarked thematic funding received from various partners. UNICEF Viet Nam would like to express its sincere…, UNICEF global reports, On 7th July 2022, girls pose at the entrance to a UNICEF-supported community-based education centre in Hijrat Mina in Bagrami District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan. UNICEF global reports, Read the full report, Dina (9) washing vegetables for lunch with Michelle Castañeda (UNICEF). On March 30, 2023 in Sololá, Guatemala, Core resources for results 2022, Read the full report, The students of Warkak's accelerated learning center in Daikundi Province walk home together over the dusty hills, Afghanistan. Supply Annual Report 2022, Read the full report