Press releases

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February 2024

  1. New training package equips Viet Nam Women Union to advocate for more gender-responsive social protection policies

    01 February 2024

    Gaps in Viet Nam's social protection exist, placing women at a disadvantage. The ILO and Viet Nam Women Union’s new online training package equips union workers at the central and grassroots level to fight for policies that ensure equal security for all.

January 2024

  1. ASEAN delegates gain insights from Korea on social protection schemes

    08 January 2024

    Workshop highlights best practices and lessons learned in implementing Employment Injury and Insurance Schemes.

December 2023

  1. Lifelong learning vital for workers and businesses to navigate Asia's skills landscape evolution

    18 December 2023

    Skills experts from across Asia make case for continuous learning in order to keep ahead of momentous changes taking place in workplaces.

October 2023

  1. ASEAN, UNICEF, ILO regional dialogue delivers joint recommendation to advance region’s youth

    18 October 2023

    Discussions focus on steps needed to help young people across ASEAN find decent work amidst rapidly changing employment environment.

September 2023

  1. ILO opens the 2023 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    25 September 2023

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

August 2023

  1. ILO, UNDP launch programme to empower youth with leadership and green skills for the future

    18 August 2023

    ILO joined UNDP in Viet Nam in launching the Youth Leaders Incubator Programme (YLIP) 2023 and a TOT bootcamp for 63 young leaders from all regions of the country on Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills, and Green Jobs and Employability.

  2. A more sustainable textiles and garment sector for Viet Nam

    02 August 2023

    A recent seminar in Hanoi provided the opportunity to share the challenges and opportunities facing Viet Nam’s textiles and garment sector, and to discuss strategies for developing the skills needed for a more sustainable future.

July 2023

  1. ILO and MOHRSS of China join hands to enhance South-South cooperation and employment policymaking in South-East Asia

    25 July 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) of China launch a project to promote South-South cooperation for full and high-quality employment in South-East Asia.

June 2023

  1. ILO Director-General calls for balance between economic growth and decent employment on his first official visit to Viet Nam

    30 June 2023

    During his two-day trip, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, held talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, senior Vietnamese officials, government ministers and workers’ and employers’ representatives on issues including advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  2. President of National Council of Switzerland visits Better Work Viet Nam participating factory in Hai Duong province

    29 June 2023

    The Swiss delegation visited the factory in Hai Duong province to better understand the impacts of the programme on the factory floor and discuss how the factory balances green initiatives with labour standard compliance.

  3. ILO Director-General makes first official visit to Viet Nam

    28 June 2023

    During his two-day visit, he will meet with the Prime Minister of Viet Nam, Pham Minh Chinh, National Assembly Chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue as well as with leading Vietnamese authorities and social partners.

  4. Social protection systems made stronger through improved public finance management

    06 June 2023

    Training event builds public finance management capacity of government, employers and workers representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam.

May 2023

  1. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  2. Viet Nam Women’s Union promotes gender-responsive social protection system across Viet Nam

    22 May 2023

    ILO-Viet Nam Women’s Union collaboration sees trainers go nationwide to help women better understand their rights and benefits under the social protection system.

March 2023

  1. ILO, Viet Nam agree on new cooperation framework in employment, social protection, and labour market governance

    29 March 2023

    The document was endorsed by representatives of the Government, workers’ and employers’ organizations and the ILO on 28 March.

  2. ILO Director-General meets Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister

    02 March 2023

    The ILO Director-General and the Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister held talks about cooperation on key work issues, including decent work, social protection, and the transition from the informal economy to the formal economy.

February 2023

  1. ILO, Viet Nam strengthen cooperation on jobs, labour and social protection

    24 February 2023

    First visit to country by ILO Regional Director sees discussions on strengthening cooperation to help ensure decent work in Viet Nam.

January 2023

  1. Trade unions gain capacity to support Just Transition in Viet Nam’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry

    17 January 2023

    Trade union members gain awareness and knowledge on how to support Viet Nam’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry as it moves towards a greener future.

December 2022

  1. Launching Workshop: Research results on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1 on recruitment costs of Vietnamese workers working abroad and assessing data gaps in international migration in Viet Nam

    22 December 2022

    The press release call for public attention to reports jointly produced by ILO and the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam. These include (1) report on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1 on recruitment costs of Vietnamese workers working abroad; and (2) report on data gaps in international migration in Viet Nam.

  2. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.