News Roundup: June-July 2015

An occasional roundup of news stories about the issues impacting kids in Vietnam and around the world.  Local news UNICEF discusses the ongoing need to help children in Vietnam, beyond the Millenium Development Goals. Children are being recruited for "Vocational Training" only to be used as slave labour. Many families in Vietnam believe that sending children to work is more useful than sending them to school. Across the region Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia announce a crack-down on human trafficking. Cambodia continues to take a strong stand against child sex tourism. The disparity between male and female births in China is driving the trafficking of women from other countries. International The UK continues to be a major destination for children trafficked by crime gangs. A bleak view of the impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have on slavery. Nepal worries about a potential rise in human trafficking following the recent earthquakes.