News items

June 2021

  1. © Alex Proimos 2021

    10 years on, domestic workers still fight for equality and decent work

    15 June 2021

    On the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers’ Convention, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed continued vulnerabilities of domestic workers in the labour market.

  2. © Rod Waddington 2021

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    10 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. © JannHuizenga 2021

    Slow jobs recovery and increased inequality risk long-term COVID-19 scarring

    02 June 2021

    ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.

May 2021

  1. New ILO partnership to reach Vietnamese businesses through e-learning solutions

    28 May 2021

    ILO and professional training centre MVV Edu have signed an agreement to turn ILO training materials into e-learning solutions for businesses.

  2. ILO staff members recognized for contribution to Viet Nam’s statistical development

    10 May 2021

    With ILO’s support, Viet Nam is now able to apply newest statistical standards on the measurement of labour market issues.

  3. Report highlights need for gender equality in Asia’s garment sector

    06 May 2021

    A new ILO report 'Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector' examines the status and trends relating to women and gender dynamics in Asia’s garment sector while providing a roadmap for action to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

  4. 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    06 May 2021

    The Competition aims to recognize fair and balanced media reports that contribute to the elimination of public misperception, xenophobia and discrimination against migrant workers and highlight the positive contributions they make.

April 2021

  1. Viet Nam adopts advanced statistical standards to better present labour market data

    28 April 2021

    This upgrade will help policymakers and other data users better analyze and understand the characteristics and challenges of different groups of workers, the double burden of work and family responsibilities carried by women, and different categories of individuals who are not in employment.

  2. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    ILO calls for resilient occupational safety and health systems for future emergencies

    28 April 2021

    Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization.

  3. Training of trainers expands career guidance programme for students

    26 April 2021

    The training is part of ILO’s career guidance series, which already includes a career guidance toolkit composed of a career guidance package for students aged 14-19 in Viet Nam and a mobile app for smart phones.

  4. ILO specialist suggests actions to improve labour compliance in SMEs in Viet Nam

    10 April 2021

    Trade can improve productivity and working conditions.

March 2021

  1. Labour Code website offers one-stop information hub for workers and employers

    31 March 2021

    The website has been up and running since 1 January 2021 when the 2019 Labour Code took effect.

  2. Gender inequality is not right and not good for Viet Nam: ILO

    12 March 2021

    Gender inequality in the labour market in Viet Nam is traced back to the traditional norms, the pervasive organizational cultures and practices in both public and private sectors, and the lack of female voice at the workplace through union representation and collective bargaining.

  3. New cooperation framework towards decent work in Viet Nam under preparation

    12 March 2021

    Viet Nam’s Decent Work Country Programme for the 2022-26 period will continue the priorities of the current phase on employment, social protection and industrial relations, while addressing the new challenges.

February 2021

  1. TRIANGLE in ASEAN helps migrant workers hit by COVID-19

    04 February 2021

    With the support of its partners on the ground, TRIANGLE in ASEAN responded rapidly during 2020 to the immediate needs of returning migrant workers and those in the countries of destination impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 2021

  1. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  2. © nevil zaveri 2021

    Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

    13 January 2021

    The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

  3. Viet Nam’s jobs on post COVID-19 recovery but still below pre-pandemic levels

    06 January 2021

    New national labour force data produced with ILO technical support shows 32.1 million people aged 15 and above suffered from negative impacts by COVID-19.

December 2020

  1. Miss Viet Nam calls for joint efforts to promote decent work for youth

    10 December 2020

    The COVID-19 economic crisis has hit young people hard, particularly women and those in the informal sector.

  2. © ILO 2021

    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.