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Press releases

  1. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  2. 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 January 2021

    Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.

  3. Implementing new Labour Code will expedite Viet Nam’s path to high income country

    30 December 2020

    Numerous improvements in the new Labour Code can bring benefits for workers and employers but only when all are aware of their new rights and actively use them.

  4. Viet Nam’s child labour rate lower than region’s average by 2 percentage points

    18 December 2020

    Latest survey undertaken in 2018 finds more than 1.7 million children participating in economic activities across Viet Nam, among whom more than 1 million are engaged in child labour.

What's new

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    Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

    13 January 2021

    The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

  2. Viet Nam’s jobs on post COVID-19 recovery but still below pre-pandemic levels

    06 January 2021

    New national labour force data produced with ILO technical support shows 32.1 million people aged 15 and above suffered from negative impacts by COVID-19.

  3. Miss Viet Nam calls for joint efforts to promote decent work for youth

    10 December 2020

    The COVID-19 economic crisis has hit young people hard, particularly women and those in the informal sector.

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    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.

Speeches

  1. Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  2. Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director at consultation workshop on ratification of ILO Convention 98

    03 May 2019

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, delivers the opening remarks at the consultation workshop entitled “Proposal for Submission of Ratification of ILO Convention 98” on 3 May 2019 in Ha Long City.

  3. Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director at 7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    27 September 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, delivers the opening remarks at the 7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference - Strategic Labour Inspection for Decent Work Including in Global Supply Chains on 27-28 September 2018 in HCM City.

  4. Speech at ILO Centenary Celebration

    27 August 2018

    By Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director, on the occasion of ILO Centenary Celebration entitled ILO 100 years – Journey for Social Justice: "Shared ideals of Ho Chi Minh and ILO towards decent work for all” on 27 August 2019