Feature articles


  1. New Horizon for Vietnamese seafarers

    23 August 2013

    With the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 now in force, ratifying countries, like Vietnam, are turning to implementation.

  2. New employment pattern offers opportunities but can be a two-edged sword

    23 April 2013

    The amended Labour Code for the first time recognizes the practice of labour dispatch, where workers are employed by one company and ”dispatched” to work in another company. Chief Technical Advisor on Industrial Relations of ILO Viet Nam, Yoon Youngmo, analyzes the significant changes this will bring to the labour market.

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    Fighting a slow and invisible killer

    23 April 2013

    Rock quarries are among the most dangerous workplaces in Viet Nam. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is helping enhance self-inspection and training on occupational safety and health (OSH) to try to make work in the quarries healthier and safer.


  1. Enhance job opportunities for people with disabilities for everyone's benefits

    30 November 2012

    Viet Nam has lost 3 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product as the result of the involuntary exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the ILO is calling for investment in more effective inclusion strategies that can yield returns to society and benefit everyone.

  2. Tourism benefits Viet Nam’s rural poor

    01 November 2012

    Inland hilltribe villagers in Quang Nam province have increased their earnings by developing products such as traditional weavings, spices, tea gift baskets and home stay services for tourists, with the help of an ILO project and funding from the Luxembourg Government. By Tran Quynh Hoa, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.

  3. Viet Nam: Serving markets and workers

    20 July 2012

    Textiles are Viet Nam’s second largest export and provide about two million jobs for local workers. The sector has usually been associated with high productivity and competitiveness, but also with poor working conditions. Is it possible to reconcile the two?


  1. Skills training holds rural families, communities together

    02 December 2011

    Story of Tran Thi Thanh, a 43-year-old grandmother in My Loc, who acquired her first-ever passport and will use it to find work in Taiwan as a domestic worker.

  2. Vietnamese apparel factories producing a good bargain for all

    02 December 2011

    Story of Dang Thu Hoan, a Vietnamese worker who helps produce around US$13 billion in textile export revenues for Viet Nam.