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19 September 2013 - In the News

Opinion Editorial: Building Better Lives through a Population and Development Agenda

Half a century ago, the world was warned of the imminent explosion of “the population bomb.” There were fears that humanity would suffer mass starvation. And that societies would plunge into turmoil --- all because of overpopulation. more

05 May 2013 - Dispatch

Joint Statement of United Nations Population Fund and the International Confederation of Midwives on International Day of the Midwife

5 May 2013 - Skilled midwives, with the equipment and support they need, can spell the difference between life and death for close to 300,000 women each year, and ten times that many infants. more
27 March 2013 - Press Release

Addressing emerging challenges of fertility decline: Key to maintaining the country's sustainable development

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.  more
08 March 2013 - In the News

Young people’s needs and rights should be at the forefront of Viet Nam’s development agenda

Ha Noi, 8 March 2013 - "It is critical for Viet Nam to continue developing appropriate youth-friendly services that respond to the current needs of the huge young population," emphasized the Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children at a workshop on Policies on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV for Young People organized today in Ha Noi by the National Assembly and the UN in Viet Nam. more
28 February 2013 - Press Release

International Women's Day 2013

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. more
30 July 2012 - Press Release

Joint Government-UN Project on strengthening the capacity of law and policy makers in policy advocacy, appraisal and oversight of laws and policies in the areas of population, reproductive health and gender equality

HA NOI, 30 July 2012 - A project on "Strengthening the capacity of law and policy makers in policy advocacy, appraisal and oversight of laws and policies in the areas of population, reproductive health and gender equality" was signed this morning in Ha Noi. This is a five-year project from 2012 to 2016 and implemented by the Parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs (PCSA) with the Party’s Central Committee of Popularization and Education (CCPE) as a partner and with technical assistance from the UN in Viet Nam including UN Women and UNFPA. more
10 July 2012 - In the News

World Population Day: Unversal Access to Reproductive Health Services

HA NOI, 10 July 2012 – At a press conference organized today in Ha Noi to commemorate the 2012 World Population Day (WPD), the Ministry of Health and the United Nations (UN) in Viet Nam called for increased efforts to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with a specific focus on MDG5 on “Achieving Universal Access to Reproductive Health by 2015”. more
05 May 2012 - In the News

Investing in Midwifery Pays

On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and ICM, the International Confederation of Midwives, commend the important work of midwives in promoting good health and making pregnancies and childbirths safe. more
25 November 2011 - Press Release

Policy dialogue on strengthening responses to violence against women in Viet Nam

Ha Noi, 25 November 2011 - The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Viet Nam Women’s Union and the United Nations in Viet Nam co-organized a policy dialogue in Ha Noi on 23 November on “Strengthening Responses to Violence against Women in Viet Nam” to commemorate the 2011 International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, observed each year on 25 November. This event received great attention from Government organizations, political and social organizations, civil society, United Nations agencies, embassies, international development organizations and international and national media agencies. more

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Latest publications

  • Ethnic groups in Viet Nam
    The booklet analyses various indicators including age profiles, sex and marriage patterns; total fertility and mortality rates; levels of educational attainment and technical training, each by ethnicity withdrawing from publications generated from the 2009 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census, including the Completed Results, Major Findings1 and a series of the 2009 census monographs. Other indicators have been aggregated and calculated from the original data.

  • Youth Law and the Vietnamese Youth Development Strategy 2011-2020
    The Youth Law was promulgated by the National Assembly in 2005 and taken effect from 1st July 2006. This booklet was published by the Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with other line agencies and UNFPA to introduce the Youth Law and the Vietnamese Youth Development Strategy 2011-2020.

  • People with Disabilities in Viet Nam
    This booklet aims to provide a brief socio-economic profile of disability in Viet Nam based on the 15 per cent sample of the 2009 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census data. The specific objectives of this booklet are to (1) Provide a general picture of disability prevalence in Viet Nam; (2) Highlight the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics of PWD in comparison to that of persons without disabilities; (3) Provide disability-related policy implications.