News items

December 2020

  1. © ILO 2024

    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 2024

    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 2024

    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.

  3. © bobthemagicdragon 2024

    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 2024

    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 2024

    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 2024

    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

  5. Trade union officers receive training in social health protection and other health-related social security benefits

    05 June 2020

    Actions are taken to tackle access barriers to healthcare and strengthen workers’ awareness on health-related social security benefits, with assistance from the ILO’s Luxembourg-funded project, Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South East Asia.

May 2020

  1. Viet Nam’s lawmakers to pass free trade deal with EU

    27 May 2020

    The National Assembly will also vote for the ratification of ILO’s fundamental Convention 105 on forced labour during the current sitting.

  2. ILO Viet Nam’s programme supports SMEs to strengthen resilience against COVID-19

    17 May 2020

    With many enterprises having lost orders and running low on cash, many manufacturing SMEs find it difficult to provide personal protection equipment and hand sanitizers to workers and to adjust workplaces to be able to operate under the new situation and Government regulations.