Press releases

For further information please contact the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam at Tel: +84 4 37340902, Fax: +84 4 37340904 or email.

November 2021

  1. ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

August 2021

  1. ILO forecasts slow jobs recovery in ASEAN region

    13 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery.

  2. Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched

    11 August 2021

    The Asia Garment Hub, a one-stop digital knowledge platform to help industry stakeholders understand, promote and operationalise decent work and sustainable business practices across the supply chain was launched today.

July 2021

  1. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

June 2021

  1. Join the ILO’s global campaign for ratification of Violence and Harassment Convention

    25 June 2021

    Public urged to take part in the campaign to raise awareness of violence and harassment in the workplace and to encourage their governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 190.

  2. World leaders to address ILO’s World of Work Summit

    16 June 2021

  3. Covered by labour laws, Viet Nam’s domestic workers need actual protection

    15 June 2021

    Ten years after international convention, domestic workers in the world still fight to be recognized as workers and essential service providers. Although Viet Nam stands out in the region because domestic workers are covered by labour laws, the challenge for the country is now in compliance.

May 2021

  1. ILO, Viet Nam join force to promote international labour standards and decent work for all

    20 May 2021

    Viet Nam plans to ratify 15 more ILO Conventions, including a core convention on freedom of association, during the 2021-30 period.

  2. First ever virtual International Labour Conference opens

    20 May 2021

    For the first time in its history the International Labour Conference is taking place online and will be divided into two segments during the course of the year.

  3. Long working hours can increase deaths from heart disease and stroke, say ILO and WHO

    17 May 2021

    The number of people working long hours globally has increased over time, to an estimated 479 million workers, or nine per cent of the global population.

  4. ILO launches the 7th Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    06 May 2021

    Journalists are invited to submit their best stories on labour migration, especially those relating to domestic workers and the impact of COVID-19 on labour migration and fair recruitment.

April 2021

  1. Viet Nam’s Music Against Child Labour song competition now open for entries

    27 April 2021

    The competition aims to harness the power of music to raise awareness of child labour.

March 2021

  1. COVID-19 widens existing gender inequalities, creates new gaps in Viet Nam

    04 March 2021

    A new research brief by ILO Viet Nam calls for a change in the mindset of every woman, and man to influence their economic behaviour and achieve gender equality in the labour market.

February 2021

  1. Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

January 2021

  1. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  2. 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 January 2021

    Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.

December 2020

  1. Implementing new Labour Code will expedite Viet Nam’s path to high income country

    30 December 2020

    Numerous improvements in the new Labour Code can bring benefits for workers and employers but only when all are aware of their new rights and actively use them.

  2. Viet Nam’s child labour rate lower than region’s average by 2 percentage points

    18 December 2020

    Latest survey undertaken in 2018 finds more than 1.7 million children participating in economic activities across Viet Nam, among whom more than 1 million are engaged in child labour.

  3. ILO commits to supporting Viet Nam to enforce new law on Vietnamese migrant workers

    18 December 2020

    The ILO commends Viet Nam on the passage of the revised Law on Contract-Based Overseas Workers, which improves protection for Vietnamese migrant workers.

  4. 81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    15 December 2020

    Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.