Events and meetings

The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.

September 2020

  1. Sixth Technical Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    17 September 2020

    This meeting discusses international labour migration data statistics and brings together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO.

  2. Consultation on regulation of recruitment and the Draft Law on Contract-based Vietnamese Overseas Workers (Revised)

    15 September 2020

    The Consultation workshop will provide a platform for multinational businesses and lawmakers to discuss how the revised Law can support sustainable business development and protect Vietnamese migrant workers.

July 2020

  1. SCORE Workshop on good practice sharing

    28 July 2020

  2. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Workplace in Asia and Pacific

    23 July 2020

    This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.

  3. Virtual Open Session at the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW) Workshop on Planning for the Action Plan in 2021-2025, and online preparatory meetings

    22 - 23 July 2020

  4. ILO Webinar on COVID-19:Supporting Enterprises, Jobs and Income in Asia and Pacific

    16 July 2020

    This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.

June 2020

  1. Book Launch: "An ILO For All Seasons"

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises. 2020 will be remembered as the year the world of work was brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  2. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    25 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  3. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Stimulating the Economy and Employment​ in Asia and Pacific

    23 June 2020

    The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.

May 2020

  1. Social Responsibility in Labour Management at wood enterprises

    26 - 27 May 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme is conducting a training seminar for Wood Industry executives, government officials, unions and employers

April 2020

  1. Technical webinar: Environmental Regulatory Systems in the Textile & Garment Sector

    30 April 2020

    The technical webinar will bring together experts to discuss preliminary findings and emerging themes. The webinar is a consultation dialogue with the taskforce members of the Textile Eco-innovation Research Network (TERN) of the Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project (ILO-Sida).

March 2020

  1. Technical meetings on Convention 105 ratification dossier

    1 - 7 March 2020

    In the first quarter of 2020, under the support of ILO EU project on Promoting ILS within framework of EVFTA, MOLISA will hold nine technical meetings with Ministry of Justice, Government Office, President Office, and National Assembly Committees to advocate for the Convention 105 ratification dossier.

  2. Launch of Convention 98 and consultation on its implementation plan

    1 - 7 March 2020

    On the first week of March 2020, MOLISA Legal Dept. in coordination with ILO EU Project on Promoting ILS within framework of EVFTA will organize the workshop to launch ILO Convention 98 ratification and consult on its implementation plan.

  3. Study Visit to Sri Lanka to learn about Child Labour Free Zones

    1 - 10 March 2020

    A study visit to Sri Lanka is being organised by the ENHANCE Project for Vietnamese delegates to learn from the experiences of Sri Lanka in preventing and eliminating child labour and implementing child labour free zones.

February 2020

  1. ENHANCE Project Endline KAP survey

    25 - 29 February 2020

    The ENHANCE Project will undertake an endline survey on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) related to child labour in Viet Nam to assess changes since project implementation.

  2. Inception meeting of the "CSR Think-Tank" for CSR promotion in the seafood supply chains in Viet Nam

    20 February 2020

    Approximately 30 people will attend an inception meeting of "CSR Think-Tank" on 20 Feburary 2020 in Hanoi. The Think-Tank, composed of 14 members and initiated within the RSCA project, will be working as a task force to provide advisory contribution to the Department of Fisheries (D-FISH, MARD) in the strategizing and policy making for promoting CSR/RBC in seafood supply chains in Viet Nam for sustainable trade and development of the sector. The event will be witnessed by representatives from EU Delegation, EUROCHAM Viet Nam and ILO Hanoi.

  3. Technical workshop "CSR implementation at enterprises - role and engagement of the workers" for policy makers

    13 - 14 February 2020

    Representatives of DOLISAs, FOLs and provicial affiliates of Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance from 10 provinces and cities from Central Coastal and Mekong Delta regions, together with wood and seafood associations, representatives from EU Delegation to Viet Nam (Trade and Economic Affairs section) and EUROCHAM Viet Nam, will participate in 2-day workshop from 13-14 February 2020 in Can Tho City. Key topic of discussion will be the role of the workers in implementing ILO's CSR agenda and how they can effectively engage in this process. The workshop is co-organized within the RSCA (ILO) project by ILO Hanoi and the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, aiming to advocacy to the process of ratification of EVFTA by the EU Parliament and the Viet Nam National Assembly which to take place this year.

  4. Review workshop on the national campaign on better compliance in woodwork sector in 2019

    1 - 7 February 2020

    MOLISA Inspectorate will organize a Review Workshop in February 2020 to review the national campaign on ''Enhancing the compliance with labour law of wood work sector enterprises in the whole country''.

January 2020

  1. Upcoming publication of National Child Labour Survey (NCLS) 2018

    1 January 2020

    The findings of the NCLS 2018 (the second of its kind in Vietnam) are expected to be published early next year. The new survey will provide up to date information on the extent, characteristics and determinants of child labour in Viet Nam, and findings will guide the development of future strategies and interventions to prevent and reduce child labour in the country. With ILO technical support, the statistical data collection was led by GSO, and the report is being prepared by the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA).

  2. ENHANCE project to develop child labour free certification scheme

    1 January - 30 April 2020

    The ENHANCE project will support the development of an internationally recognized and credible child labour free certification scheme for enterprises to apply to products produced in Vietnam. The scheme will be piloted through the project’s current livelihood interventions in An Giang and Hanoi in partnership with the Viet Nam Handicraft exporters Association (Vietcraft) and Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI).