Click on the below publications to learn about the U.S. and Vietnamese government approaches to addressing the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
- Charles Bailey for Children of Vietnam & Cam Le Peoples Committee, Da Nang: Final Evaluation of the Hope System of Care for Children with Disabilities, June 2015 English
- USAID: “Evaluation of Vietnam Disabilities Programming,” November 2015 English
- Michael Martin: “U.S. Agent Orange / Dioxin Assistance to Vietnam” Congressional Research Service. November 2015. English
- Charles Bailey on “Delivering Services to People with Disabilities Associated with Exposure to Dioxin in Vietnam” English – Tiếng Việt
- Speech by Susan V. Berresford, Convener, U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/ Dioxin, at 2014 Roundtable on Agent Orange, April 21, 2014, Bien Hoa, Vietnam English – Tiếng Việt
USAID Cleanup Progress Reports (Ongoing) Monthly progress reports for the Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Da Nang Airport.
“Vietnam Disabilities Annual Program Statement (APS)”, USAID/Vietnam. June 03, 2014. This document announces an invitation from USAID/Vietnam Mission to U.S. and non-U.S. non-governmental organizations to submit concept papers for the purpose of supporting a more inclusive Vietnam by expanding opportunities for persons with disabilities.
“Spatial Variation in the Disability-Poverty Correlation: Evidence from Vietnam.” By Daniel Mont and Cuong Nguyen. Working Paper Series No. 20. August 2013. Thi study explores the correlation between poverty and disability at the county and district level in Vietnam, concluding that districts with better health care and infrastructure showed less of a link between disability and poverty, supporting the hypothesis that improvements in infrastructure and rehabilitation services can lessen the impact of disability onfamilies with disabled members.
“AGENT ORANGE: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty. By Edwin A. Martini”. Pacific Affairs, March 2014 Book review by Aspen Institute Agent Orange in Vietnam Program Director Charles Bailey.
Third Year Report of the U.S.–Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin (2013) Tiếng Việt Update on the activities and accomplishments of the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin, including major opportunities in 2014 for elevating disability in the U.S.- Vietnam bilateral relationship and expanding health & disability assistance into rural areas.
Opening the Gates for Children with Disabilities: An Introduction to Inclusive Education in Vietnam (2013) Tiếng Việt This report explores the marginalization and poverty that Vietnamese children with disabilities encounter, inclusive education and supporting policies addressing the issue, and progress and challenges in implementing inclusive education policies. The report concludes with examples of how inclusive education is being practiced in certain parts of Vietnam.
Economic Costs of Living with Disability and Stigma in Vietnam (August 2013) This report examines the cost of living with disabilities, and stigma and discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, based on a project led by the Institute for Social Development Studies.
Joint Statement from President Obama and Vietnamese President Sang (July 2013) Statement issued July 25, 2013, by President Barack Obama of the United States of America and President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam during President Sang’s visit in Washington.
Presentation on Clean Up Technology Used at the Da Nang Airport (2013) Brief overview of cleanup technology used for Da Nang Airport remediation.
Agent Orange in Vietnam Program 2012 Report (2012) Tiếng Việt Overview of the Aspen Institute’s Agent Orange in Vietnam Program approach and goals, recommendations to the governments of the United States and Vietnam, and findings from Director Charles Bailey’s 2012 trip to Vietnam.
Government of Vietnam National Action Plan (2012) The Government of Vietnam gives formal approval for the National Action Plan for overcoming consequences of toxic chemicals used by the U.S. during the war in Vietnam.
Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange and U.S.-Vietnam Relations (2012) Congressional Research Service report examining estimates of the effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam’s people and environment, the history of U.S. policy on the issue, the current cleanup efforts in Vietnam, forms of assistance provided, and the implications for bilateral relations.
Second Year Report of the U.S.–Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin (2012) Tiếng Việt Update on the activities and accomplishments of the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin, a bi-national advocacy committee of private citizens, scientists and policy-makers working to draw greater attention to the Agent Orange issue and to mobilize resources.
- Dialogue Group Recommendations to the USAID (2012) Recommendations to USAID and budget for its comprehensive multi-year plan for Agent Orange activities in Vietnam, from the Second Year Report.
First Year Report of the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin (2011) Tiếng Việt On June 16th, 2010, members of The U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin unveiled a comprehensive 10-year Plan of Action to address the toxic legacy of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam. The group called upon the U.S. and Vietnamese governments to join with other governments, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits in a partnership to clean up dioxin “hot spots” in Vietnam, and to expand humanitarian services for people with disabilities in that country. Read the Groups’ First Year Report.
U.S. Government Resources
- Michael Martin: Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange and U.S.-Vietnam Relations. Congressional Research Service, August 29, 2012
- USAID-Vietnam- Program of Comprehensive and Integrated Support to People with Disabilities RFA-486-12-007. December 30, 2011
- Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (H.R. 2055). December 22, 2011
- United States Agency for International Development: USAID/Vietnam – Disabilities and Health Assessment. Washington, DC, June 15, 2011
- Senator Patrick Leahy (D- VT): Congressional Record, 111th Congress (2009-2010): Senate Debate on FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. Washington, DC, September 16, 2010 (Tiếng Việt)
- National Academy of Sciences: Veterans and Agent Orange Update 2008. Comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information on the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. 2009. (Also bi-annual updates starting in 1996)
- House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Global Environment: Hearing transcript, Our Forgotten Responsibility: What Can We Do to Help Victims of Agent Orange? May 15, 2008
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: List of Agent Orange Test Sites in the United States
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