|"The number of people aged from 10-24 account for nearly 40 per cent of the country's population, she noted, asserting that this trend was expected to last until 2040."— Photo doanthanhnien
QUANG NINH (VNS) — A national report on Vietnamese youth, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, is expected to be released in 2015, said Vu Dang Minh, head of the Department of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The report aims to assess the real conditions of education, employment and health care for youth and review related policies, he told domestic and foreign experts at a conference on a draft report on the subject held in northern Quang Ninh Province yesterday.
The report is expected to provide specific data and an overall look onto Vietnamese youth, lay the foundation for research, and make and oversee the implementation of policies relating to youth, he said.
Minh said the report used statistics from previous national research and surveys, including the 2009 Viet Nam population and housing census, the survey assessment on Vietnamese Youth Round 2 (SAVY2), the 2010 Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), and the 2013 survey on labour and jobs by the General Statistic Office.
UNFPA deputy representative in Viet Nam Ritsu Nacken said Viet Nam had a "golden population structure" with the highest ratio of youngsters in its history.
The number of people aged from 10-24 account for nearly 40 per cent of the country's population, she noted, asserting that this trend was expected to last until 2040.
She said there was a great chance for Viet Nam to boost its socio-economy and utilise its potential by promoting the role of the youth.
She added that the report would help identify gaps in current policies on youth and the implementation of support policies in education, health care and employment.
She also praised the initiative of making a report on Vietnamese youth, pledging that UNFPA would closely coordinate with Viet Nam during the drafting and compiling of the report.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tran Van Mieu, director of the Centre for Education, Environment and Development Research, said the report needed to provide comprehensive and in-depth assessments on the real situation of Vietnamese youth. — VNS