Decent work

New cooperation framework towards decent work in Viet Nam under preparation

Viet Nam’s Decent Work Country Programme for the 2022-26 period will continue the priorities of the current phase on employment, social protection and industrial relations, while addressing the new challenges.

News | 12 March 2021
HANOI (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization and its tripartite partners – the Government, workers and employers’ organizations – had their first discussion on the formulation of the next Viet Nam’ Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) on 10 March.

The 2022-26 programme will set forth the framework for policies, regulations, programmes and actions by the tripartite partners, different ministries and stakeholders in Viet Nam, and development partners, including the ILO, towards the objective of achieving decent work in the country.

The consultation workshop heard a number of arising challenges which will need to be addressed in the next five years. They include the aging population, the shift towards productivity-based growth, skills development, reshaping global value chains, adverse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, informality, the gig economy, climate change, the fourth Industrial Revolution, and the new generation of free trade agreements.

The implementation of the current DWCP, which covers the 2017-21 period, was also reviewed at the event. Participants agreed that its three priorities – entrepreneurship development and job creation; social insurance coverage, poverty reduction and access to basic social services; and building harmonious industrial relations in compliance with international labour standards – remain relevant in the next five years.

The programme will be in line with the United Nations One Strategic Plan of the same period and the 2021-30 Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Viet Nam.

DWCP is formulated and monitored by the partnership between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance, the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, and the ILO.

The 2022-26 DWCP will be the fourth one of its kind in Viet Nam.