Press releases

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June 2021

  1. Covered by labour laws, Viet Nam’s domestic workers need actual protection

    15 June 2021

    Ten years after international convention, domestic workers in the world still fight to be recognized as workers and essential service providers. Although Viet Nam stands out in the region because domestic workers are covered by labour laws, the challenge for the country is now in compliance.

May 2021

  1. ILO, Viet Nam join force to promote international labour standards and decent work for all

    20 May 2021

    Viet Nam plans to ratify 15 more ILO Conventions, including a core convention on freedom of association, during the 2021-30 period.

  2. First ever virtual International Labour Conference opens

    20 May 2021

    For the first time in its history the International Labour Conference is taking place online and will be divided into two segments during the course of the year.

  3. Long working hours can increase deaths from heart disease and stroke, say ILO and WHO

    17 May 2021

    The number of people working long hours globally has increased over time, to an estimated 479 million workers, or nine per cent of the global population.

  4. ILO launches the 7th Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    06 May 2021

    Journalists are invited to submit their best stories on labour migration, especially those relating to domestic workers and the impact of COVID-19 on labour migration and fair recruitment.

April 2021

  1. Viet Nam’s Music Against Child Labour song competition now open for entries

    27 April 2021

    The competition aims to harness the power of music to raise awareness of child labour.

March 2021

  1. COVID-19 widens existing gender inequalities, creates new gaps in Viet Nam

    04 March 2021

    A new research brief by ILO Viet Nam calls for a change in the mindset of every woman, and man to influence their economic behaviour and achieve gender equality in the labour market.

February 2021

  1. Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

January 2021

  1. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  2. 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 January 2021

    Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.

December 2020

  1. Implementing new Labour Code will expedite Viet Nam’s path to high income country

    30 December 2020

    Numerous improvements in the new Labour Code can bring benefits for workers and employers but only when all are aware of their new rights and actively use them.

  2. Viet Nam’s child labour rate lower than region’s average by 2 percentage points

    18 December 2020

    Latest survey undertaken in 2018 finds more than 1.7 million children participating in economic activities across Viet Nam, among whom more than 1 million are engaged in child labour.

  3. ILO commits to supporting Viet Nam to enforce new law on Vietnamese migrant workers

    18 December 2020

    The ILO commends Viet Nam on the passage of the revised Law on Contract-Based Overseas Workers, which improves protection for Vietnamese migrant workers.

  4. 81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    15 December 2020

    Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.

November 2020

  1. Vietnamese women are increasingly well prepared for decision-making roles in businesses

    17 November 2020

    A new ILO report highlights the business case of gender diversity but notes that enterprises need to reach a critical mass of women in top positions in order to reap its benefits.

October 2020

  1. Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impacts ripple through supply chain

    21 October 2020

    A new ILO research studies the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on supply chains, factories and workers in ten major garment-producing countries of the region, including Viet Nam.

  2. Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

September 2020

  1. ILO launches sixth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    15 September 2020

    This year, the participants are encouraged to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families.

August 2020

  1. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

June 2020

  1. ILO to hold virtual, Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    26 June 2020