22 November 2013 - Press Release
HA NOI, 22 November 2013
– Violence against women and girls constitutes one of the gravest violations of women's and girls' human rights. It also undermines family stability and solidarity. Addressing and ending violence against women and girls has received special attention across the world. The National Study on Domestic Violence against Women, released by the General Statistics Office and the United Nations in Viet Nam in 2010, showed that 58 per cent of ever-married women had experienced at least one form of violence (physically, mentally or sexually) at some point in their lives. Approximately 50 per cent of victims did not tell anyone about the violence they endured and 87 per cent did not seek help from public services.
25 September 2013 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 25 September 2013
– The world is growing old fast. In the next 10 years, the number of people over 60 years of age will surpass one billion. Population ageing presents societies with great opportunities but also huge challenges. To address the challenges and maximize the opportunities, more joint efforts are needed to ensure inclusion of ageing and the needs of older persons in all national development policies and programmes, emphasized the leaders of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam at the national workshop organised today in Ha Noi to share international experiences on policy and action responses to population ageing.
10 July 2013 - Press Release
HA NOI, 10 July 2013
– With 16 million girls aged 15-19 giving birth each year worldwide, complications from pregnancy and child birth continue to be the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in low and middle-income countries.
12 June 2013 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 12 June 2013
- The imbalance of Sex Ratios at Birth (SRB) is an increasing concern in some Asian countries, where about 117 million women and girls are reported as “missing”. In Viet Nam, the SRB rose from 106.2 boys per 100 girls in 2000 to 112.3 boys per 100 girls in 2012 and this sharp trend continues to rise. SRB imbalance is largely caused by favouring sons and placing lower values on girls. Therefore, strengthening gender equality and enhancing women and girls' empowerment are key to addressing effectively this issue. This issue was discussed during the workshop on "Addressing the Imbalance of Sex Ratio at Birth from Gender Perspectives" co-organized today in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam.
23 April 2013 - Press Release
HA NOI, 23 April 2013
– This new Circular 07 shows a strong commitment of the Government of Viet Nam in accelerating progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and saving more women's and children's lives, emphasized the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United Nations in Viet Nam at the workshop organized today in Ha Noi to launch the MOH's Circular 07 dated 8 March 2013 on requirements, functions and responsibilities of village health workers including village-based ethnic minority midwives.
27 March 2013 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 27 March 2013
- During the past 50 years, many East Asian countries have witnessed a remarkable decline in Total Fertility Rates (TFR) from a high level of 5 or more children per woman in the period 1965-1970 to below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman in the period 2005-2010. The countries where fertility declined need to foresee the consequences and start preparing for policy response to address the challenges of fertility decline. These key findings were presented today in Ha Noi at the workshop on “Sharing International Experience in Fertility Decline", co-organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam.
28 February 2013 - Press Release
HA NOI, 28 February 2013
- The United Nations (UN) in Viet Nam and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) organized today in Ha Noi a policy dialogue on gender equality to commemorate the 2013 International Women’s Day.
17 December 2012 - Press Release
HA NOI, 17 December 2012
– Promoting gender equality and ending violence against women and girls require a concerted effort to actively engage men and boys as partners and agents for change, according to a workshop organized today in Ha Noi by the United Nations in Viet Nam, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Viet Nam Farmers' Union.