Press releases

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November 2015

  1. Launching ceremony of project on enhancing national capacity to prevent and reduce Child labour in Viet Nam

    20 November 2015

    Together with MOLISA, the ILO and national stakeholders commit to preventing and reducing child labour by 2020.

  2. Welcoming Viet Nam’s labour rights commitments, ILO stands ready for support

    20 November 2015

    The International Labour Organization in Viet Nam has welcomed the Government’s commitment to respect, promote and realize the ILO’s fundamental principles and rights at work in its statement released on 20 November 2015.

July 2015

  1. Any reform and integration must be beneficial to all

    31 July 2015

    ILO Country Director Gyorgy Sziraczki shares his views on key labour and employment issues in Viet Nam in the past few years and looks ahead to the country’s near future.

  2. Most Vietnamese wage earners are young, dynamic and mobile

    21 July 2015

    Young and dynamic women and men make up the biggest group among Viet Nam’s wage workers, who are willing to migrate within the country to find work, shows a new policy brief issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

June 2015

  1. Tourism in need of skills reboot in the wake of ASEAN Economic Community

    18 June 2015

    Viet Nam needs a skills council for tourism sector to best seize opportunities from the accelerated regional and global integration

  2. New ILO study points to the long-term impact of child labour

    11 June 2015

    Around 20 to 30 per cent of children in low income countries complete their school to work transition by the age of 15 and even more leave school prior to this age, says a new ILO report prepared for World Day against Child Labour.

May 2015

  1. Safety Fun Run 2015 to educate garment workers in lifting safety and health standards

    13 May 2015

    About 4,500 garment workers in the South are set to join Better Work Vietnam’s annual fun run this year on 17 May in Binh Duong to highlight the issue of health and safety in the apparel industry.

April 2015

  1. Providing better working and living conditions for migrant fishers in the ASEAN region

    27 April 2015

    The issue of work in fishing is important for countries in Asia, including Southeast Asia. Over 87 per cent of the world’s fishers and 73 per cent of the global fleet of fishing vessels come from Asia (FAO, 2012). Cambodian and Myanmar migrant workers, for example, work on Thai vessels fishing in Malaysian and Indonesian waters; while beyond the ASEAN region, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino fishermen also work on Korean and Taiwanese vessels.

March 2015

  1. Ensuring quality of Asia-Pacific skills development systems to be discussed

    17 March 2015

    A 3-day workshop on quality assurance for work-related skills is being held for the ILO's member States in Bangkok, Thailand.

  2. New Garment Industry Data shows Gender Equality Progress and Challenges

    07 March 2015

    New data released in time for International Women's Day illustrates the progress of and remaining challenges for women working in the global garment industry.

  3. Ending gender discrimination in recruitment and work environment will promote business success

    05 March 2015

    New study by the ILO in co-operation with Navigos Search shows one in five job postings includes gender requirement with male applicants preferred for more skilled and better paid jobs while better equality is recorded in promotion practices.

February 2015

  1. New ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

    09 February 2015

    Ms Tomoko Nishimoto has taken up her post as the ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific since 12 January 2015.

  2. New ILO's standards will help 21.5 million domestic workers

    02 February 2015

    The Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) for Domestic Work will help more than 20 million domestic worker in Asia and the Pacific if ASEAN regional integration ensures the mutual recognition of skills of workers across borders, according to the ILO's new publication.

January 2015

  1. Labour and Employment Media Award worth $5,000 now opens for entries

    15 January 2015

    Journalists can now submit your works to compete for Viet Nam’s Labour and Employment Media Award until 5 February.

  2. More women in management is good for business

    12 January 2015

    A new ILO study shows that Viet Nam ranks 76th out of 108 countries in proportion of women managers at 23 per cent. It also points out positive link between female leadership and business performance and urges boost from current 5 per cent of women in top positions.

December 2014

  1. Despite some progress, garment factories need to strengthen fire safety

    11 December 2014

    The latest report by Better Work Vietnam showed that fire safety works in major garment factories in the South have yet to meet the national and international standards despite certain progress.

  2. Innovative Career Guidance to connect the dots for better jobs for young people

    06 December 2014

    An Innovative Career Guidance Package tailor-made for Viet Nam has been introduced in a hope to help young people make the right choices for their own future.

  3. Global wage growth stagnates, lags behind pre-crisis rates

    05 December 2014

    The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Meanwhile, wage growth in Viet Nam shows positive developments but there’s still a long way for the country to catch up with the world.

  4. Farmers win $12,000 in competition to start businesses

    05 December 2014

    The International Labour Organization announced the three winners of the “Business Plan Competition” for their innovative business plans on 5 December.

September 2014

  1. ILO statement on Verité report on working conditions in Malaysia’s electronics sector

    19 September 2014

    The monitoring group, Verité, has revealed that nearly one in three migrant workers, including Vietnamese, in Malaysia’s electronic sector was under forced labour conditions in their report issued on 17 September.