Feature articles


  1. © Better Work 2020

    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.

  2. Beyond online movement, eliminating sexual harassment requires tough actions and laws

    24 May 2019

    By Andrea Prince, Labour Lawyer, ILO Viet Nam

  3. Higher-skilled labour force necessary for Viet Nam’s further economic development

    01 May 2019

    On the occasion of Labour Day, ILO Viet Nam Labour Economist, Valentina Barcucci, shares her thoughts on how Viet Nam’s labour market has changed and needs to be modernized.

  4. Making safety and health at work a priority for the benefits of all

    01 May 2019

    The wide reaching benefits of SCORE Training Safety & Health at Work explained in a successful case study in Viet Nam..

  5. Give International Women’s Day its true meaning in Viet Nam

    08 March 2019

    By Andrea Prince, Senior Labour Lawyer, International Labour Organization in Viet Nam

  6. How immediate upper level unions work in other countries and some observation in Viet Nam

    14 February 2019

    By Dr Chang Hee Lee, senior industrial relations specialist and ILO Viet Nam Director

  7. Together ILO and Viet Nam to celebrate proud history of fighting for social justice

    30 January 2019

    By ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee


  1. Responding to globalization: The Decent Work Agenda

    24 December 2018

    As the ILO turns 100, we look at some of the key events that shaped the organization’s story. The introduction of the Decent Work Agenda at the turn of the century was one such milestone.

  2. Entrepreneurship skills training essential in 4.0 era to promote decent work

    12 October 2018

    Director of ILO ENTERPRISES Department, Vic van Vuuren, shared his views as he represented ILO at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN which took place in Hanoi on 11-13 September.

  3. EU-Viet Nam trade deal important to encourage Viet Nam to stay on course of labour reform

    28 September 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, comments on the role of the EU- Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement to the country’s journey towards democratic governance in labour markets.

  4. © Better Work 2020

    Better Work Viet Nam challenges sexual harassment across the factory floor

    14 September 2018

    Still an underreported issue in the country, the joint programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), sheds light on the nature of harassment in the workplace and ways to tackle it.

  5. Viet Nam’s social security reform looks to the future

    25 July 2018

    ILO’s senior specialist Nuno Cunha analyses the new resolution on the Master Plan on Social Insurance Reform which reflects the country’s comprehensive and integrated approach to address challenges in the years to come.

  6. Ho Chi Minh, labour rights and ILO

    23 May 2018

    By ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee

  7. Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

    26 April 2018

    Op-ed by Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  8. Labour provisions in free trade deals are to ensure fair, sustainable economic development

    23 March 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, provides insights into the meaning of labour issues in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to Viet Nam. The accord was signed by 11 countries on 8 March, forming a market of 500 million, representing 13.5 per cent and 15 per cent of the global economy and trade, respectively.


  1. Realizing decent work for domestic workers: time to turn commitments into action

    25 October 2017

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  2. The future of work is coming – and we need to find a global solution

    21 August 2017

    By Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Stefan Löfven*

  3. Minimum wage, global supply chains and inclusive growth

    16 August 2017

    ILO Viet Nam Country Director, Chang-Hee Lee, explains the impact minimum wage can have on the country's economy.

  4. Domestic work – work like any other

    16 June 2017

    By Chang-Hee Lee, Director, International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam

  5. How data can protect workers’ health and lives

    28 April 2017

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.