News items

January 2021

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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.

December 2020

  1. 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.

November 2020

  1. Viet Nam’s SME consultants standardized using SCORE Training

    04 November 2020

October 2020

  1. Young people can now receive career guidance at their fingertips

    09 October 2020

    The ILO has launched a mobile app based on its career guidance package to help students aged 14-19 make right career choice.

September 2020

  1. New career guidance package aims to help young people make right career choice

    25 September 2020

    The package including four books for teachers and students is now available online.

  2. © ILO 2021

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  3. © Asian Development Bank 2021

    ILO: Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

    17 September 2020

    Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study.

August 2020

  1. Labour migration reporting workshop for journalists now open for application

    27 August 2020

  2. ILO-supported guidelines for COVID-19 rolled out across workplaces

    05 August 2020

    The document aims to help prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace, protect of workers’ health and ensure business continuity.

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    ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).

  4. Factory women workers empowered with knowledge on health-related social security benefits in Viet Nam

    04 August 2020

July 2020

  1. ILO project provides technical support for international conference on skills development

    17 July 2020

  2. New report shows improvements across Viet Nam’s garment factories

    13 July 2020

  3. ILO: Viet Nam well positioned to overcome economic, labour market challenges

    10 July 2020

    It’s time for the Government, workers and employers to unite as more than 30 million workers were adversely affected by COVID-19 by end of the second quarter.

June 2020

  1. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2021

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  2. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2021

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  3. © I. Bonham / ILO 2021

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Project kicked off at northern garment factories

    15 June 2020