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The report is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the area of population ageing. It analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons.

 

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The purpose of these advocacy briefs is to raise public awareness and political commitment of stakeholders to improve universal access to sexual reproductive health and speed up progress towards achieving the targets of International Conference on Population and Development and the Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on MDG5

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This report presents key findings drawn from a qualitative study exploring the perception and utilization of female comdoms among female migrant workers in Viet Nam. Data collection for the study was gathered in six industrial zones covering one city and two provinces, namely Da Nang, Tien Giang and Phu Tho, from June 21 to July 10, 2011. 

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In line with the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 1994, Viet Nam’s national strategies on population and reproductive health contain policies and programmes aim to improve the sexual and reproductive health of the population.

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This Lessons Learned Paper identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the piloted intervention model, and analyzes whether the model, or components of the model, can be replicated nationwide. 

 

 

 

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This factsheet presents key highlights of the current situation, trends and characteristics of people with disabilities in Viet Nam, based on the most recent Population and Housing Census (2009). It also summarizes policy implications and includes recommendations for appropriate strategies and programmes to reduce the vulnerability and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Viet Nam.

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The report is based on life history qualitative research conducted in two sites in Viet Nam: Hue and Phu Xuyen. It aims to look in-depth at individual men’s life histories to understand what factors push men towards more violent notions of what it means to be a man, and what factors cause men to associate being a man with more gender-equitable, non violent practices. 

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This fact sheet presents key highlights of the current situation, trends and characteristics of the larger ethnic groups, based on the most recent population and housing census (2009). 

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In all nations, young people must be prepared to make a meaningful contribution towards achieving sustainable economic and social development. Young people who enter the labour force equipped with appropriate skills can refresh and improve the quality of their country’s human capital. In other words, young people are perhaps the most critical determinant of long-term growth and development.  For the purpose of this profile, the youth demographic is defined as the age group between 15-24 years. According to the Population and Housing Census conducted in Viet Nam in 2009, youth comprise the largest age group, accounting for 19.4 per cent of the total population of 85.79 million. They not only form the basis for demographic change but represent the future potential of the country.

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This profile of key sex-disaggregated indicators from the 2009 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census is an initial effort to extract fundamental information on gender differences based on census indicators, and thereby to identify areas (both sectoral and geographic) where gender gaps still remain. It is thus an attempt to supplement existing information and evidence on gender equality in Viet Nam and is intended to demonstrate the importance of a systematic sex disaggregation in data analysis for evidence-based and effective policy development and planning. This booklet represents the seventh in a series of booklets published by UNFPA in recent years. It is based solely on the Population and Housing Census data, particularly the 15% sample of 2009 and the 3% sample data of 1999, and draws from the Major Findings1 and a series of census monographs developed by the GSO and UNFPA.

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