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.

August 2013

  1. Launching ceremony of National Wage Council

    6 August 2013

    The newly adopted Labour Code 2012 stipulates that “Based on the minimum living needs of the employee and his/her family, social and economic conditions, and wage levels in the labour market, the Government shall announce the regional minimum wage on the basis of the recommendation of the National Wage Council”. The introduction of this tripartite minimum wage fixing body in Vietnam recognizes the importance of participation of workers and employers (direct interested parties) into the Minimum Wage fixing process.

July 2013

  1. The ILO/DOLAB consultation workshop on pre-departure training manual for migrant workers to Malaysia

    25 - 26 July 2013

    Under the framework of the GMS TRIANGLE project, the ILO and the Department for Overseas Labour, MOLISA will organize a consultation workshop on pre-departure training manual for migrant workers to Malaysia. The consultation workshop is proposed to present the draft manual and get tripartite constituents’ involvement in finalization. The manual was developed by ILO based on the results and recommendations of the assessment on predeparture training conducted in Viet Nam, Lao and Cambodia with the participation of tripartite constituents in 2011.

  2. Seminar of “Application of Kaizen and 5S towards sustainable business development of garment factories”

    25 July 2013

    Kaizen is an important philosophy in production, which includes various programs and tools to improve the quality of management and reduce waste through small and continuous improvements. In Kaizen, 5S is an important program with the goal of arranging production premises in a logical way, improving self-awareness and sense of responsibility of employees.

  3. Labour Code training for journalists

    18 - 19 July 2013

    A training workshop on the important changes in the new Labour Code will be organized for Vietnamese journalists based in the three biggest cities of Hanoi, HCM City and Da Nang on 18-19 July in Da Nang City.

  4. The first meeting of key stakeholders of the UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    11 July 2013

    UNDP, ILO and UNICEF have been funded by the UN Partnership to Promote the Rights if Person with Disabilities for a 2-year project starting in 2013. The strategic focus of the project is to strengthen the capacities and roles of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the advocacy, development, implementation and monitoring of legal frameworks and policies, to help ensure that the current momentum around ratification of CRPD actually results in the empowerment of people with disabilities and enables them to claim their rights.

  5. ILO-IPEC Child labour project stakeholders workshop

    11 - 12 July 2013

    ILO-IPEC Child labour project is organizing the stakeholders workshop as the Project is coming to an end to reflect back on the work undertaken, lessons learnt and re-emphasize the sustainability issues.

  6. Better Work shared learning seminar: new labour law update 2013

    1 - 5 July 2013

    The new Vietnam Labour Law, which includes many changes, has been officially in effect from 1st May 2013. To support factories in capturing these changes quickly in order to adjust their policies and internal regulations accordingly, Better Work Vietnam organizes shared learning seminars dedicated to the topic "New Labour Law Update 2013". The seminar will highlight the changes to the labour law related to the garment industry, initial implementation instruction, and best practice examples of factories that have begun applying the new law.

June 2013

  1. Quang Nam villages to offer community-based tourism services

    23 June 2013

    Two villages in Quang Nam Province - Bho Hoong and Droong will launch their community-based tourism services on 23 June on the occasion of the provincial Heritage Festival 2013. Tourism activities will help villagers have new sources of income and reduce poverty.

  2. Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2013

    21 - 26 June 2013

    On the occasion of the Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2013, a tourism trade fair will be held in An Hoi sculpture garden in the ancient town of Hoi An

  3. World Day against Child Labour 2013 Meeting

    11 June 2013

    The meeting will be organized in Hanoi to mark the World Day against Child Labour (12 June), themed "No to Child Labour in Domestic Work" this year. A play will be shown afterwards at the event.

  4. IR project strategic planning meeting

    3 - 4 June 2013

    The IR project is organizing the strategic planning meeting on 3-4 June 2013 to have in-dept discussions on some key issues and challenges in the industrial relations development as well as to identify key tasks to be addressed in the Project under the context of new Labour Code and Trade Union Law. It is also an occasion for planning for Project activities in the second half of 2013.

May 2013

  1. National Conference towards better industrial relations under the revised Labour Code and Trade Union Law

    31 May 2013

    An industrial relations conference will be organised in Hanoi on 31 May 2013 in conjunction with the launching of the second phase IR Project

  2. Rural Youth Employment Forum

    28 May 2013

    The Youth Employment Forum in Bac Kan provides an opportunity for young people to express their aspiration, thoughts and needs related to education and employment in the countryside in Viet Nam and share their views and suggestions with policy makers and other stakeholders.

  3. Review workshop on the implementation of the Codes of Conduct (CoC) for Vietnamese recruitment agencies sending workers abroad

    21 May 2013

    The workshop aims to review the first year implementation of the monitoring and evaluation mechanism and tools of the Codes of conduct for recruitment agencies sending workers abroad in Viet Nam. Stakeholders involved in the implementation process will have a chance to discuss the key achievements, lessons learnt and the way forwards to improve the quality of the implementation.

  4. Workshop on Migrant Workers-related Circulars

    10 May 2013

    The workshop aims to get comments on the Circular on standard labour supply contracts and standard guest worker contracts; and the Circular on the ceiling of the deposit funds for recruitment agencies and migrant workers.

  5. Technical meeting on minimum living standards

    9 May 2013

    The technical meeting discusses the minimum living standards in Viet Nam.

  6. Workshop on Migrant Workers-related Circulars

    8 May 2013

    The workshop aims to get comments on the Circular on standard labour supply contracts and standard guest worker contracts; and the Circular on the ceiling of the deposit funds for recruitment agencies and migrant workers.

  7. Better Work Safety Fun Run

    5 May 2013

    More than 3,600 garment workers will participate in Better Work Viet Nam’s annual Safety Fun Run at Lucky Square, New City of Binh Duong on Sunday morning 5 May. The event aims to raise awareness on work safety and fire prevention.

April 2013

  1. National conference on "Meeting today's and tomorrow's skills needs"

    25 April 2013

    There is a gap between training and the needs of business and changing labour markets to support productivity growth, improved competitiveness and job creation. The workshop creates a forum for stake holders to discuss this issue when skills development has become a top priority in the national development agenda.

  2. Workshop on "Addressing sexual harassment at the workplace"

    15 - 24 April 2013

    ILO has provided technical and financial support to develop a Guide on preventing and addressing of sexual harassment at the workplace. The workshop includes training on main concepts, definitions, laws, policies and workplace action and policies against sexual harassment and action planning.