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

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

News | 10 December 2020
HANOI (ILO News) – Miss Viet Nam Dang Thi Ngoc Han is standing by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to call for stronger policies to address the challenges faced by young people in Viet Nam and around the world in the COVID-19 crisis.

The economic crisis induced by the pandemic has hit hard young people aged 15 to 24, particularly women and those in the informal sector.

“Normally young people already experience lots of difficulties finding jobs with decent income, social insurance, safe working environment and dignity,” said Miss Viet Nam 2010. “With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even much harder now.”

Around the world, many have lost their jobs, reduced working hours or reduced incomes. Others have had their education and training affected. And millions are making their transition from school to work at a time where the labour market offers much fewer opportunities than before the crisis.

“More than ever, young people need supports through the right policies,” said Miss Viet Nam. “I hope that their voices and needs will be heard by the society and policymakers. They deserve proper attention.”

Over the past 10 years since Dang Thi Ngoc Han was crowned Miss Viet Nam, she has been busy working as a fashion designer. She has also spent a lot of efforts supporting the community and society.