Monitoring the application of the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS) Code of Conduct (COC-VN)
- Responsible Organisations: International Labour Organization (ILO) (International Organisation); Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS) (Civil society)
- ILO Regions: Asia and the Pacific
- Country(ies): Viet Nam
- Thematic areas: Fair recruitment
- MLFLM: 13.
The Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS) Code of Conduct (COC-VN) was adopted in 2010, and 108 recruitment agencies signed up to commit to its principles and guidelines relating to various aspects of the recruitment process (contracts, pre-departure training, dispute settlement, etc.). A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mechanism was developed in 2011 through ILO's Australian Government-funded project on 'Tripartite Action to Protect the Rights of Migrant Workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion' (GMS TRIANGLE). In Phase I (2012-2013) of the M&E mechanism, the application of the COC-VN was assessed among 20 recruitment enterprises, and a further 27 were assessed in Phase II (2013-2014). Phase III will include an assessment of 70 agencies that send almost 60% of migrant workers from Vietnam. Alongside the M&E process, VAMAS organises trainings for recruitment agency staff and provincial labour officers, and has signed collaboration agreements with local authorities, inspection agencies, Vietnamese labour management sections in receiving countries as well as the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour in order to enhance awareness and understanding of the Code and strengthen collaboration in its monitoring.