News items

March 2017

  1. Women in Asia: High contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  2. Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

January 2017

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    ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    12 January 2017

    Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

December 2016

  1. Photo story: Courage

    16 December 2016

    The untold stories behind migrant workers portrayed by photographer Nguyen Viet Thanh

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    Global wage growth falls to its lowest level in four years

    15 December 2016

    Wage recovery in some developed economies – including the United States and Germany – was not sufficient to offset the decline in emerging and developing countries.

  3. Viet Nam’s child labour action plan launched

    02 December 2016

    The Programme on the Prevention and Reduction of Child Labour for the 2016-20 period was officially launched in Hanoi in a two-day workshop starting on 1 December to step up the fight against child labour in Viet Nam.

November 2016

  1. Employment promotion, social protection and labour market governance high on new ILO-Viet Nam cooperation agenda

    14 November 2016

    The 2017-21 ILO-Viet Nam Decent Work Country Programme will be finalized by the end of this year.

September 2016

  1. New partnership agreed for more and better jobs in electronics sector

    30 September 2016

    Multinational enterprises, the Vietnamese Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations have agreed to work in close partnership to create more and better jobs in the electronics sector – one of the country’s newest and biggest manufacturing industries.

  2. Viet Nam: Poor working conditions prevalent in sex work

    16 September 2016

    A new ILO study shows that most sex workers entered the job voluntarily but had limited control of occupational safety and health implications.

  3. Viet Nam’s journalists trained to communicate sex work

    07 September 2016

    The workshop aims to bridge the gaps in the current media coverage of sex work including usage of language, knowledge and approaches.

  4. New pre-departure curriculum makes workers less vulnerable when working abroad

    03 September 2016

    The curriculum is now applied to nearly one fourth of all recruitment agencies in Viet Nam that recruit migrant workers to work in Taiwan (China).

June 2016

  1. Viet Nam’s first collective agreement among FDI companies signed in Hai Phong

    23 June 2016

    The agreement is a significant example of genuine industrial relations in Viet Nam after decades when industrial relations were restricted to State regulations and the trade union was a socio-political organization taking care of workers’ marginal benefits.

  2. New labour law application for smartphone available

    21 June 2016

    By bringing the Labour Code to fingertips, the app will not only help garment factories to better understand the law and ensure compliance, but also educate outside users on the situation of factories and the compliance challenges faced by the industry.

  3. ILO Minimum Wage Policy Guide launched

    08 June 2016

    A new ILO web page provides information on key questions of good practice and highlights different choices that can be made depending on national preferences and country circumstances.

May 2016

  1. Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance, ILO join hands to facilitate the formalization of the informal economy

    27 May 2016

    The two organizations sign an MoU to support the effective formulation and implementation of local strategies for promoting pro-poor employment, facilitating the transition to formality, inclusive economic development and sustainable business development.

  2. Viet Nam’s trade unions set to reform for future industrial relations trends

    11 May 2016

    Some local affiliated unions of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour have already made innovative attempts to organize workers and bargain collectively with employers in a new ‘bottom-up’ and worker centred manner.

  3. Viet Nam can become a showcase for social justice

    09 May 2016

    Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, shared some thoughts about her visit to Viet Nam on 20-24 April.

April 2016

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    Why workplace stress is a collective challenge and what to do about it

    27 April 2016

    As the world marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Valentina Forastieri Senior Specialist, Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Well-being for the ILO, outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  2. Labour Newspaper, Voice of Viet Nam win top prize of 3rd Labour and Employment Media Award

    22 April 2016

    Other media organizations honoured at the award include the Tuoi tre newspaper, Viet Nam News Agency, Dan Tri online newspaper, Ha Tinh newspaper, Lam Dong television and radio station and Cong an Nhan dan television channel.

  3. Viet Nam vows to reform industrial relations to fully reap integration benefits

    19 April 2016

    The Government, trade unions and employers’ organizations issued a joint statement to affirm their commitment with ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.