Country news


Vietnam leads drop in child malnutrition

WHO/UNICEF say underweight rates in children under five fell from 44 % in 1994 to 17 % in 2010, the fastest drop in the region.


MDG-F-supported Vietnamese businesswoman wins global UNCTAD award

Prize honours women entrepreneurs from developing countries who have founded successful firms, created jobs and become role models in their communities.


New study shows high prevalence of domestic violence in Viet Nam

One in three, or 34 percent, of ever-married women report that they have suffered physical or sexual violence from their husbands at some time in their lives, according to the National Study on Domestic Violence Against Women in Viet Nam, launched today by the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations.