News items

April 2015

  1. Winners announced for Viet Nam's 2nd Media Award on Labour and Employment

    24 April 2015

    Winners included journalists of Can Tho, Sai Gon Giai Phong, Tuoi Tre and Dan Tri newspapers. The second national labour media award with total prizes worth VND100 million was co-organized by the Academy of Journalism and Communication, the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education and the International Labour Organization.

March 2015

  1. Viet Nam, Malaysia’s trade unions ink agreement to strengthen protection of migrant workers

    16 March 2015

    Leaders of Viet Nam’s and Malaysia’s trade unions agreed to co-operate to protect the former’s workers in Malaysia – one of the top four destination countries for Vietnamese working migrants.

  2. © Antoine Lorgnier / Only World 2022

    ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

    06 March 2015

    While there have been many achievements on gender equality since the Beijing Declaration on women rights was signed by 189 governments in 1995, many challenges remain, including a motherhood pay gap.

  3. Investing in more relevant education, technical training will move Viet Nam up on skills ladder

    04 March 2015

    Viet Nam needs to improve the quality and relevance of upper secondary school and technical and vocational education and training to fill the rapid growth in medium-skill employment under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which will be introduced at the end of 2015.

January 2015

  1. Why is labour productivity important in economic integration?

    28 January 2015

    ILO Viet Nam Director Gyorgy Sziraczki explains how the ASEAN Economic Community means to Viet Nam’s labour productivity and what the country can learn from its neighbours.

  2. Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

December 2014

  1. ILO specialists praised by the Government

    05 December 2014

    Two former ILO specialists have been awarded special medals by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs for their outstanding contributions to Viet Nam.

November 2014

  1. Minimum wage and effective collective bargaining – key to maximize benefits of economic integration

    25 November 2014

    Viet Nam has made an important step in minimum wage setting but it is not enough. The legal and institutional system for collective bargaining should be improved and international labour standards offer useful frameworks and tools to do this.

September 2014

  1. Labour productivity: Some frequently asked questions

    24 September 2014

    Labour productivity primarily depends on how efficiently labour is combined with other factors of production, such as machinery and technology, and how many of these other inputs are available per worker.

  2. Three farmers to be awarded US$9,900 for best business plans

    23 September 2014

    A competition to choose the most aspiring entrepreneurs among farmers is being organized by the ILO as part of its support to the One Million Farmers Initiative.

  3. Counting jobs and the unemployed: Some frequently asked questions

    17 September 2014

    By Phu Huynh, labour economist of the International Labour Organization in Asia and the Pacific

August 2014

  1. © ILO - Jashim Salam 2022

    Young workers in Asia face instability and vulnerability

    27 August 2014

    A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report on the transitions of young people from education to the employment market in Asia and the Pacific, finds majority of youth in the region are either in low quality jobs or unemployed.

  2. Journalists share experience in communicating labour migration

    04 August 2014

    The two-day event aims to promote safe labour migration through sharing journalists’ experience and skills in reporting the issues.

June 2014

  1. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2022

    ILO: Social protection helps people living with HIV keep their jobs

    27 June 2014

    New ILO study shows that social protection plays a key role in helping people living with HIV to keep their jobs and follow treatment.

  2. Ban Ki-moon: Decent jobs for youth are essential to the future we want

    18 June 2014

    UN Secretary-General calls on governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives.

  3. 'Til Everyone Can See

    12 June 2014

    On 12 June, the International World Day against Child Labour, the ILO’s Red Card campaign kicks off with an original song, 'Til Everyone Can See, by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson, with featured artists Travis Barker, Minh Dang, Dominic Lewis, LIZ, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer.

  4. Football star Le Cong Vinh holds up Red Card to child labour

    12 June 2014

    National football team striker Le Cong Vinh holds up his Red Card and joins ILO cause against child labour on the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June).

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    More than 70 per cent of the world population lacks proper social protection

    03 June 2014

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) presents the latest social security trends and finds that most people are without adequate social protection at a time when it is most needed.

May 2014

  1. New pension formula gets green light but retirement age increase still under consideration

    29 May 2014

    The National Assembly’s appraisal report on the draft Social Insurance Law agreed on the new pension formula that is closer to the international standards but wanted to raise retirement age only among the groups of high-skilled and management workers.

  2. Ryder: Migration poses major policy challenges

    28 May 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for fair migration policies and stronger measures against forced labour at the opening of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference.