Press releases

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April 2010

  1. Garment workers run for safety in factories

    22 April 2010

    2,500 garment workers run on Sunday 25 April at 7.00 at Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park, Binh Duong Province in a safety campaign to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2010.

  2. Conference convenes to push for industrial relations reform

    01 April 2010

    The Conference provides an opportunity to review the draft revisions of the two laws against the industrial relations problems that have arisen in the last few years—such as, wildcat strikes, and the shortcomings of trade unions in effectively representing workers.

  3. Viet Nam commits to strengthening legal frameworks for employer-worker negotiations

    01 April 2010

    Viet Nam has announced it is taking steps to strengthen its legal framework by creating a better environment for workers and employers to settle differences as they arise.

March 2010

  1. New ILO project to eliminate child labour and its worst forms in Viet Nam

    29 March 2010

    The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) today launched a 2.5-million-Euro Project of Support to the Design and Implementation of National Programmes on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Viet Nam.

January 2010

  1. The first Viet Nam Employment Trends Report

    29 January 2010

    The report highlights labour market gains in recent years and the extent to which decent employment objectives have been achieved in Viet Nam.

April 2009

  1. EU and ILO to support human resources development in Viet Nam

    28 April 2009

    The European Union (EU), the International Labour Organization and MOLISA, (Bureau for Employment and General Department for Vocational Training) are launching an 11.7 million Euro (US$18.3 million) project to support the development of human resources in Viet Nam and enable the economy to continue to attract investments to provide jobs and income-earning opportunities.

  2. Health and life at work: a basic human right

    28 April 2009

    ILO Office in Viet Nam and its tripartite constituents celebrated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and its 90-year anniversary by organizing a seminar on World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Promotion Activities.

  3. Community based training for economic empowerment

    24 April 2009

    The EU-MoLISA-ILO Labour Market project funded by the European Commission launches a Community-Based Training for Economic Empowerment (CB-TREE) pilot programme. The programme promotes market oriented economic opportunities and decent employment of the rural poor, and in the process empowering local communities and reducing poverty in Ha Tinh province.

February 2009

  1. New programme to improve workplace safety in four provinces

    23 February 2009

    A new programme to improve working conditions and occupational safety and health (OSH) was launched in four provinces in Viet Nam, in Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien - Hue and Dong Nai.

January 2009

  1. Successful ways of preventing avian & human influenza in Thailand to be discussed - Project to be extended to Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Viet Nam

    19 January 2009

    Successful techniques for preventing the spread of avian and human influenza among Thailand’s poultry workers, farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises will be discussed at a workshop in Bangkok on Tuesday 20 January 2009.

March 2008

  1. Situation of Indonesian, Vietnamese workers in Korea to be discussed at ILO meeting

    28 March 2008

    The recruitment process for Indonesian and Vietnamese migrant workers in the Republic of Korea will be discussed at two international meetings being organized by the ILO and the Government of Korea.

December 2007

  1. Vietnamese photographer wins International Day of Disabled Persons photographic competition

    03 December 2007

    Vietnamese photographer Mr Hung Nguyen, has won the “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities” Asia Pacific region photographic competition.

September 2007

  1. Young people demand they be consulted in the fight against human trafficking: pledges and high level meetings 'not enough' to prevent trafficking in Southeast Asia

    01 September 2007

    Southeast Asian children and young people exposed to the risks of human trafficking are raising their voices demanding a greater say in national and sub-regional action to prevent the labour and sexual exploitation that result from trafficking.

March 2006

  1. Safer work for farmers - four country meeting in Viet Nam

    17 March 2006

    Farmers in Viet Nam meet to discuss safer work in agriculture with their fellow farmers as well as others from Cambodia , Lao PDR and Thailand at a meeting in Nha Trang.

August 2004

  1. Korean Government funds workshop to improve safety and health for Viet Nam coal miners

    24 August 2004

    A workshop funded by the Korean Government and organized by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is taking place in Viet Nam taking important steps towards creating safer working conditions for Viet Nam’s coal miners.

May 2004

  1. Japan-funded project to improve safety and health for farmers in Viet Nam

    14 May 2004

    ILO is unveiling a new three-year, WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) project, to improve the health and safety of farmers in Viet Nam.

March 2004

  1. ILO expert honored for work on safety and health in Viet Nam

    22 March 2004

    Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) gives award to ILO expert in occupational safety and health, for 13 years of work on improving living and working conditions for people in the Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam.

January 2003

  1. ILO and Viet Nam start project on 'Improving Industrial Relations at the Work Place and Promoting Working Capacity'

    08 January 2003

    Viet Nam, in collaboration with ILO, launches Project on "Improve Industrial Relations at Work Place and Promote Working Capacity" involving both representatives from the Government and worker and employer organizations.

  2. ILO and Viet Nam launch new initiative to improve industrial relations and promote economic development

    06 January 2003

    Viet Nam, in collaboration with ILO, launches three-year Project on "Improve Industrial Relations at Work Place and Promote Working Capacity" involving both representatives from the Government and worker and employer organizations.