Press releases

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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.

  2. World leaders to address ILO’s World of Work Summit

    16 June 2021

  3. 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.