Published on: 04/06/2021

2020 was one of the most challenging years humanity faced in decades. The global public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic threatened the hard-won progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals the countries had achieved, while Vietnam has been showing excellent pandemic control. It was the year when UNFPA Viet Nam had to make sure that planned results in sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth development, social protection for the elderly, data generation and analysis for SDGs, and gender equality and prevention and response to gender-based violence are achieved, while mitigating the negative impact of Covi-19 by ensuring essential sexual and reproductive health care services, and reducing a spike in gender-based violence. On top of that, typhoon Molave, the most powerful storm as well as downpours of rain and storms, to hit Vietnam in the last 20 years, causing landslides and putting thousands of lives in danger. 

 

In such circumstances, UNFPA Viet Nam mobilized additional resources and established new partnerships to take a stand against the negative effects of Covid-19 and natural disasters. The programme planned for 2020 hasn't stopped despite all the difficulties - on the contrary, UNFPA Viet Nam has made significant progress in many areas, focusing on the three transformative results: 

  • to end preventable maternal deaths, 
  • to end the unmet need for family planning
  • to end gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation

We are proud to share the results of the challenging year and the achievements of the hard-working team of UNFPA Viet Nam. Please see the video!