News items

October 2017

  1. Viet Nam tips regional forum on domestic workers issues

    25 October 2017

    The 10th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with the theme “Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers in ASEAN” coincides with the 6th anniversary of ILO’s Convention on Domestic Workers.

  2. Electronics business coalition kicked off to boost CSR in labour practices

    20 October 2017

    The ultimate goal of the coalition is to contribute to more and better jobs while improving industrial relations in Viet Nam’s electronics sector.

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    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  4. Viet Nam’s 18 million non-agricultural workers are in informal employment

    04 October 2017

    The country publishes its first informal employment figures.

September 2017

  1. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  2. Media plays critical role in ensuring fair gains of economic growth

    14 September 2017

    A media workshop is organized to help Vietnamese labour journalists gain in-depth knowledge on industrial relations issues in economic integration.

August 2017

  1. Winners named for SafeYouth@Work Media Award

    10 August 2017

    The award aims to give the young a central voice at the discussion on occupational safety and health.

July 2017

  1. ILO: Access to justice often out of reach for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    26 July 2017

    New study finds that migrant workers lack access to fair and responsive remedies for labour rights abuses.

June 2017

  1. New books on international labour standards available in Vietnamese

    28 June 2017

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has launched the Vietnamese versions of two ILO’s publications on freedom of association and international labour conventions.

  2. Viet Nam’s 1st Industrial Relations Summer School now open for applications

    20 June 2017

    Enrolment closing date is 30 June 2017.

  3. © Yamuni Rashmika Perera / ILO 2023

    Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy

    14 June 2017

    New ILO report shows closing the gender gaps by 25 per cent by 2025 could add US$ 5.8 trillion to the global economy and boost tax revenue.

  4. Children at risk of child labour in natural disasters

    13 June 2017

    Viet Nam is one of the countries hardest hit by climate change. As disasters destroy livelihoods, children may give up school to work for their families’ survival.

  5. Updated labour law guide app available for free

    07 June 2017

    Following the success of the first edition, Better Work Vietnam launches the latest update to its labour law application for smartphone.

May 2017

  1. APEC economies adopt new cooperation framework to address future of work issues

    15 May 2017

    The framework includes labour market policy, skills training, and social protection.

April 2017

  1. Draft revised Labour Code open for comments

    28 April 2017

    The draft text of the newly revised Labour Code, which includes substantial change in numerous provisions on conditions of employment and industrial relations, is now available for public comments until 21 June.

  2. Special prizes await you – Show us what your safe workplace is like!

    27 April 2017

    Submit your entry to ILO Viet Nam facebook page by 24 June

  3. Labour inspectors to focus on electronics firms in 2017

    18 April 2017

    The annual labour inspection campaign is expected to improve law compliance in this key export sector.

March 2017

  1. Fair competition can protect workers in globalized world

    29 March 2017

    Director of ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Maria Helena André, shares insights about her first visit to Viet Nam in March 2017. During her working trip, she had the opportunity to meet leaders of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour as well as the Commission of External Affairs and Commission of People’s Mobilization of the Party Central Committee.

  2. Labour researchers to discuss labour law impacts and apparel industry’s informalization

    21 March 2017

    Regular labour research meetings are expected to raise researchers’ interests in labour issues and support young researchers.

  3. More Vietnamese want women to stay at home than world’s average: ILO-Gallup report

    09 March 2017

    New landmark report clearly shows that in Viet Nam and around the world, most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree.