[health-vn] UN agencies take part in census monitoring
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Tue Mar 31 11:22:41 EST 2009
UN agencies take part in census monitoring
23:25' 30/03/2009 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – The United Nations (UN) in Vietnam will for the first time
send its staff to help monitor the 2009 Population and Housing Census, which
will be carried out throughout the country from April 1-15.
Thirty staff from the UN Women’s Fund (UNIFEM), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF),
the UN Volunteers (UNV) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) will join monitoring
activities in 21 province and cities during the census.
The monitoring trips aim to advocate for and reinforce the importance of the
national census enumeration, so that more efforts and resources will be made
available by government authorities at all levels, thereby helping to ensure the
quality and success of the census.
“Supporting the 2009 census is a key priority for the UN as it will provide the
Government with the detailed information required to undertake more robust
socio-economic development planning for the next ten year,” said John Hendra, UN
The UNFPA will contribute 3 million USD to the total cost of the census, which
is around 33 million USD. The census result will be announced in the third
quarter of 2010.
Vietnam has since 1975 carried out three national population censuses, in 1979,
1989 and 1999.
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