Press releases

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May 2022

  1. Better gender equality means more resilient future for Viet Nam’s garment, footwear industries

    18 May 2022

    Robust evidence from ILO’s Better Work programme shows that empowering women could help to build forward better Viet Nam’s key export sectors from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

April 2022

  1. Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  2. Viet Nam’s social protection system needs further reform despite progress since 2012

    20 April 2022

    Reforms must be aligned with the reality of Viet Nam’s socio-economic context and build on the success of the progress made over the past decade.

  3. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ attitude hampering COVID recovery for fishers and seafood processors in South-East Asia

    19 April 2022

    New ILO-Cornell brief finds that exclusion from pandemic relief measures and social protection schemes hits migrant fisheries workers hard.

  4. ILO Viet Nam welcomes new leadership

    01 April 2022

    The new Director, Ingrid Christensen, starts her office term on 1 April 2022.

March 2022

  1. Social Insurance Law revision should provide workers with stronger protection

    25 March 2022

    Workers voiced their views during consultations on the law reform organized by the ILO and the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour.

  2. New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected

    25 March 2022

    The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.

February 2022

  1. ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first

    25 February 2022

    The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.

  2. Crucial changes needed to protect workers’ health while teleworking

    02 February 2022

    New analysis from the ILO and WHO sets out recommendations for safe and productive hybrid and teleworking.

December 2021

  1. ILO, the Netherlands ink agreement to support Viet Nam to better address future skills needs in garment sector

    16 December 2021

  2. 1.6 billion across Asia and the Pacific lack access to social health protection

    10 December 2021

    Ground-breaking new report on the extension of social health protection in Asia and the Pacific highlights shortfalls of existing schemes and need for wider access to health care services.

  3. Two songwriters from Hanoi and HCM City win Music Against Child Labour song competition

    02 December 2021

    The initiative which attracted 88 entries from 68 musicians from across Viet Nam, aimed to raise awareness as part of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  4. Viet Nam launches second programme of action plan to tackle child labour

    01 December 2021

    The National Programme on the Prevention and Reduction of Child Labour for the 2021 ̶ 25 period, with a vision towards 2030, has been launched to accelerate Viet Nam’s progress in the fight against child labour.

November 2021

  1. Stigma and discrimination remain major issues for workers with HIV/AIDS

    30 November 2021

    A report by the International Labour Organization and the opinion poll company, Gallup, reveals persistent HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.

  2. ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

August 2021

  1. ILO forecasts slow jobs recovery in ASEAN region

    13 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery.

  2. Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched

    11 August 2021

    The Asia Garment Hub, a one-stop digital knowledge platform to help industry stakeholders understand, promote and operationalise decent work and sustainable business practices across the supply chain was launched today.

July 2021

  1. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

June 2021

  1. Join the ILO’s global campaign for ratification of Violence and Harassment Convention

    25 June 2021

    Public urged to take part in the campaign to raise awareness of violence and harassment in the workplace and to encourage their governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 190.