Feature articles


  1. Responding to globalization: The Decent Work Agenda

    24 December 2018

    As the ILO turns 100, we look at some of the key events that shaped the organization’s story. The introduction of the Decent Work Agenda at the turn of the century was one such milestone.

  2. Entrepreneurship skills training essential in 4.0 era to promote decent work

    12 October 2018

    Director of ILO ENTERPRISES Department, Vic van Vuuren, shared his views as he represented ILO at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN which took place in Hanoi on 11-13 September.

  3. EU-Viet Nam trade deal important to encourage Viet Nam to stay on course of labour reform

    28 September 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, comments on the role of the EU- Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement to the country’s journey towards democratic governance in labour markets.

  4. © Better Work 2024

    Better Work Viet Nam challenges sexual harassment across the factory floor

    14 September 2018

    Still an underreported issue in the country, the joint programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), sheds light on the nature of harassment in the workplace and ways to tackle it.

  5. Viet Nam’s social security reform looks to the future

    25 July 2018

    ILO’s senior specialist Nuno Cunha analyses the new resolution on the Master Plan on Social Insurance Reform which reflects the country’s comprehensive and integrated approach to address challenges in the years to come.

  6. Ho Chi Minh, labour rights and ILO

    23 May 2018

    By ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee

  7. Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

    26 April 2018

    Op-ed by Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  8. Labour provisions in free trade deals are to ensure fair, sustainable economic development

    23 March 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, provides insights into the meaning of labour issues in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to Viet Nam. The accord was signed by 11 countries on 8 March, forming a market of 500 million, representing 13.5 per cent and 15 per cent of the global economy and trade, respectively.


  1. Realizing decent work for domestic workers: time to turn commitments into action

    25 October 2017

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  2. The future of work is coming – and we need to find a global solution

    21 August 2017

    By Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Stefan Löfven*

  3. Minimum wage, global supply chains and inclusive growth

    16 August 2017

    ILO Viet Nam Country Director, Chang-Hee Lee, explains the impact minimum wage can have on the country's economy.

  4. Domestic work – work like any other

    16 June 2017

    By Chang-Hee Lee, Director, International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam

  5. How data can protect workers’ health and lives

    28 April 2017

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.

  6. When soft skills land hard returns

    03 April 2017

    An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.

  7. Equality for all = Success for all

    07 March 2017

    International Womens Day 2017 marks the launch of our new gender equality campaign in the workplace “Equality for all = Success for all”.


  1. Labour inspection: sanctions or consultations for sustainable business development?

    25 March 2016

    Labour inspectors are often seen only as law enforcers with warnings and sanctions. However, modern labour inspection approach emphasizes their advisory roles for prevention.


  1. Welcome aboard new head of ILO Viet Nam!

    24 September 2015

    New ILO Viet Nam Country Director, Chang-Hee Lee, shares some thoughts and visions upon taking office on 15 September 2015.

  2. Dutch Ambassador: Laws are just part of the story, compliance is key

    29 June 2015

    Dutch Ambassador Nienke Trooster shares the Embassy’s priorities in labour areas and her views on workplace compliance and gender issues.

  3. Putting the spotlight on minimum entitlements for Vietnamese domestic workers

    15 June 2015

    By Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam

  4. When dialogue makes good sense for businesses and workers alike

    01 May 2015

    The successful introduction of effective and regular systems for employers and workers to communicate has boosted productivity and improved working conditions in a Viet Nam auto production company. It has also shown how important it is for such initiatives to be replicated more widely so that new laws bring real, grassroots change.