Press releases

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March 2012

  1. 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.

October 2010

  1. Executive Director of UN Women on her first official visit to Viet Nam

    20 October 2010

    Ms Michelle Bachelet, the recently appointed Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) will start her first visit to Viet Nam14 October

September 2010

  1. The Inauguration of "Decent Work and Tripartism" ceramic road for Hanoi 1,000 years

    24 September 2010

    The Viet Nam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour; Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Viet Nam Cooperatives Alliance and the International Labour Organization (ILO) inaugurated the mural on “Decent Work and Tripartism” of the Ceramic Road and presented it to the Hanoi People’s Committee on 24 September 2010.

August 2010

  1. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

June 2010

  1. Launch of the report “Labour and social trends in Viet Nam 2009/10"

    23 June 2010

    This report was launched on 23 June 2010 at Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

April 2010

  1. Garment workers run for safety in factories

    22 April 2010

    2,500 garment workers run on Sunday 25 April at 7.00 at Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park, Binh Duong Province in a safety campaign to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2010.

  2. Conference convenes to push for industrial relations reform

    01 April 2010

    The Conference provides an opportunity to review the draft revisions of the two laws against the industrial relations problems that have arisen in the last few years—such as, wildcat strikes, and the shortcomings of trade unions in effectively representing workers.

  3. Viet Nam commits to strengthening legal frameworks for employer-worker negotiations

    01 April 2010

    Viet Nam has announced it is taking steps to strengthen its legal framework by creating a better environment for workers and employers to settle differences as they arise.

March 2010

  1. New ILO project to eliminate child labour and its worst forms in Viet Nam

    29 March 2010

    The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) today launched a 2.5-million-Euro Project of Support to the Design and Implementation of National Programmes on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Viet Nam.

January 2010

  1. The first Viet Nam Employment Trends Report

    29 January 2010

    The report highlights labour market gains in recent years and the extent to which decent employment objectives have been achieved in Viet Nam.

April 2009

  1. EU and ILO to support human resources development in Viet Nam

    28 April 2009

    The European Union (EU), the International Labour Organization and MOLISA, (Bureau for Employment and General Department for Vocational Training) are launching an 11.7 million Euro (US$18.3 million) project to support the development of human resources in Viet Nam and enable the economy to continue to attract investments to provide jobs and income-earning opportunities.

  2. Health and life at work: a basic human right

    28 April 2009

    ILO Office in Viet Nam and its tripartite constituents celebrated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and its 90-year anniversary by organizing a seminar on World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Promotion Activities.

  3. Community based training for economic empowerment

    24 April 2009

    The EU-MoLISA-ILO Labour Market project funded by the European Commission launches a Community-Based Training for Economic Empowerment (CB-TREE) pilot programme. The programme promotes market oriented economic opportunities and decent employment of the rural poor, and in the process empowering local communities and reducing poverty in Ha Tinh province.

February 2009

  1. New programme to improve workplace safety in four provinces

    23 February 2009

    A new programme to improve working conditions and occupational safety and health (OSH) was launched in four provinces in Viet Nam, in Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien - Hue and Dong Nai.

January 2009

  1. Successful ways of preventing avian & human influenza in Thailand to be discussed - Project to be extended to Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Viet Nam

    19 January 2009

    Successful techniques for preventing the spread of avian and human influenza among Thailand’s poultry workers, farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises will be discussed at a workshop in Bangkok on Tuesday 20 January 2009.