Press releases

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January 2013

  1. More than 52 million domestic workers worldwide, no official records for Viet Nam

    09 January 2013

    Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report. Viet Nam still has no official records on domestic workers even though this group is growing in the labour force.

December 2012

  1. Nearly 1 million out of work, stronger job creation needed

    18 December 2012

    Nearly 1 million workers remain unemployed as the economy couldn’t create enough jobs for both new entrants to the labour force and the existing jobless, according to the Labour Force Survey Report 2012. Launched in Hanoi on 18 December by the General Statistics Office (GSO) with the ILO support, the report shows the employed population increased by 1.1 million over the last three quarters but at the same time, Viet Nam’s labour force expanded at the same rate.

  2. Viet Nam’s wage growth increases despite continuing global slowdown

    07 December 2012

    Viet Nam has experienced robust wage growth while a new ILO report shows a worse slowdown in global wages. The country, however, still needs to address many challenges, including the informal economy, low productivity and widening gender pay gap.

November 2012

  1. UNESCO, ILO and FAO to organize a joint workshop on sustainable tourism in Hoi An

    22 November 2012

    Today, a two-day workshop on promoting sustainable tourism to increase local community benefit in Quang Nam province, opened in Hoi An Ancient Town. The event is co-organised by the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee and three UN Agencies, UNESCO, ILO and FAO.

  2. Teachers need more supports to make education beneficial to all

    15 November 2012

    Urgent actions are needed to support teachers to help Viet Nam become a learning society and make the profession deserve the noble status.

October 2012

  1. Bilateral MoU signed to improve country’s labour statistics

    24 October 2012

    Vietnam’s labour statistics will be improved in the next four years under a memorandum of understanding signed between the General Statistics Office (GSO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Hanoi today.

  2. Asia-Pacific: quality and quantity of jobs dropping

    22 October 2012

    Slowing growth in many Asian countries has accentuated labour market challenges in a region that has the world’s largest youth population, and where precarious work is widespread.

September 2012

  1. Viet Nam’s new labour laws to improve labour market and industrial relations

    24 September 2012

    A conference entitled “Introduction of the Labour Code and Trade Union Law: Opportunities and Challenges” was organised in Ha Noi today by the National Assembly’s Social Committee, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam to give social partners and the public an insight into the important changes brought about by the amended laws.

  2. $4.5m employment assistance projects announced at first National Decent Work Committee

    24 September 2012

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam today announced its new assistance projects worth US$4.56 million at the first meeting of the new Vietnam Decent Work Country Programme Steering Committee in Ha Noi.

August 2012

  1. Viet Nam’s pension scheme reform needed: ILO report

    02 August 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Hanoi on August 2 launched an important report, indicating the need for a comprehensive reform in Viet Nam’s pension scheme as Viet Nam Social Security will soon need to start selling assets to pay pensions.

June 2012

  1. ILO signs US$1,140,000 partnership with Korean Government

    27 June 2012

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed an agreement that will provide US$1,140,000, as well as technical expertise, to support the development of decent work in more than 15 Asian countries.

May 2012

  1. Workshop on Poverty Reduction and Decent Work through Tourism: Dcent work needed to sustain tourism development

    07 May 2012

    The two-day workshop on Poverty Reduction and Decent Work through Tourism, organised by the ILO in the central resort city of Hoi An which gave a focus on pro-poor tourism and provided an opportunity for policymakers, stakeholders, employers and workers to raise their voice on an action plan to further support the industry in Viet Nam.

April 2012

  1. Garment workers run for safety in 2012

    17 April 2012

    Over 3,600 garment workers will run this Sunday 22th April at 6:30am at Binh Duong New City, Binh Duong Province. This is 3rd year, Better Work organize this event as part of a safety campaign to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

March 2012

  1. Tripartite Youth Employement Forum

    29 March 2012

    The forum established a platform for interaction among young people, policy-makers and the social partners to discuss the current situation and identify best practices, put forward recommendations to promote decent work for young people in Vietnam.

  2. Viet Nam to host ASEAN seminar on unemployment protection and employability

    16 March 2012

    Strategies to protect workers against unemployment, help them find better work will be reviewed at an ILO-ASEAN Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, from 20 to 22 March 2012.

June 2011

  1. Meeting in response to the World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    The International Labour Organization together with the Administration for Protection and Care of Children under Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs organized a meeting to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour aiming at raising public and political awareness for campaigns to end child labour in Viet Nam on 10 June 2011.

May 2011

  1. Vietnam: Symposium on Strengthening the Role and Representation of Workers and Collective Bargaining

    18 May 2011

    ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) took part in a seminar in Hanoi on the strengthening of the role and representation of workers and collective bargaining.

March 2011

  1. Sharing successful strategies for women’s entrepreneurship development: Learning from good practices

    18 March 2011

    The National Workshop on Successful Strategies for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development is an opportunity for project’s partner organizations - Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) and Viet Nam Women Union at national and local levels – as well as INGOs, donors and technical agencies to share experiences regarding economic empowerment of women and mainstreaming gender equality concerns in the field of entrepreneurship development.

January 2011

  1. Vietnam employment trends report 2010

    24 January 2011

    The Vietnam Employment Trends Report 2010 was released by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) offering the most up-to-date information available on the changing state of Vietnam’s dynamic labour market.

December 2010

  1. New ILO migration project to improve migrant workers' conditions in South-East Asia

    17 December 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a new project in South-East Asia to improve the governance of cross-border labour migration.