Feature articles

2017

  1. When soft skills land hard returns

    03 April 2017

    An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.

  2. Equality for all = Success for all

    07 March 2017

    International Womens Day 2017 marks the launch of our new gender equality campaign in the workplace “Equality for all = Success for all”.

2016

  1. Labour inspection: sanctions or consultations for sustainable business development?

    25 March 2016

    Labour inspectors are often seen only as law enforcers with warnings and sanctions. However, modern labour inspection approach emphasizes their advisory roles for prevention.

2015

  1. Welcome aboard new head of ILO Viet Nam!

    24 September 2015

    New ILO Viet Nam Country Director, Chang-Hee Lee, shares some thoughts and visions upon taking office on 15 September 2015.

  2. Dutch Ambassador: Laws are just part of the story, compliance is key

    29 June 2015

    Dutch Ambassador Nienke Trooster shares the Embassy’s priorities in labour areas and her views on workplace compliance and gender issues.

  3. Putting the spotlight on minimum entitlements for Vietnamese domestic workers

    15 June 2015

    By Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam

  4. When dialogue makes good sense for businesses and workers alike

    01 May 2015

    The successful introduction of effective and regular systems for employers and workers to communicate has boosted productivity and improved working conditions in a Viet Nam auto production company. It has also shown how important it is for such initiatives to be replicated more widely so that new laws bring real, grassroots change.

  5. How tourism makes a difference in poor areas of Viet Nam

    11 February 2015

    Over the last three years, an International Labour Organization (ILO) project in Viet Nam has developed tourism-boosting jobs and reduced poverty in neglected areas.

2014

  1. When something goes wrong: the challenge for migrant workers

    18 December 2014

    By Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam

  2. Breaking barriers

    12 December 2014

    Mother, Daughter, Wife, Factory Worker, Wheelchair user. 24 year old Tran Thi Trinh is all of these and more but she refuses to be defined by any labels or stereotypes.

  3. What will economic integration bring for Viet Nam and ASEAN?

    04 September 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

  4. Youth unemployment on the rise

    02 July 2014

    Viet Nam’s latest quarterly Labour Market Update shows one in five young people aged 20-24 with a university degree is jobless.

  5. Domestic work, work like any other

    13 June 2014

    Opinion by Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia-Pacific

  6. Retirement age and pension formula – key components of social insurance reform: ILO

    12 May 2014

    The revised Law on Social Insurance will be brought to discussion at the regular National Assembly meeting which starts on 20 May. Among the key changes suggested by the ILO are retirement age increase and a new pension formula. Carlos Galian, social security expert, ILO in Viet Nam, explains the issue.

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    Better talk leads to better work

    02 January 2014

    As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way for improved working conditions and competitiveness.

2013

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    How will ASEAN regional integration affect labour migration in Viet Nam?

    17 December 2013

    By Sally Barber and Max Tunon, International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  2. Middle-class jobs put Viet Nam on the road to economic recovery

    12 December 2013

    By Phu Huynh, Labour Economist, International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  3. Better talk leads to better work

    09 December 2013

    As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade – with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Agreement negotiations – a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way to improved working conditions and competitiveness.

  4. Pension system: difficult choices to overcome a major crisis

    14 October 2013

    The pension fund in Viet Nam faces a crisis, but the required reforms are not popular. ILO Viet Nam specialist on social protection, Carlos Galian, analyses the difficult choices for the Government.

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    Helping recruitment agencies make a difference

    18 September 2013

    The recruitment agency association in Viet Nam is piloting a self-regulatory tool to promote fair competition and better protect migrant workers.