News items

April 2013

  1. Good teachers vital to ensure right to education

    24 April 2013

    Good teachers play a big role in getting every child into school and meeting the deadline for the Education for All goals in 1,000 days.

March 2013

  1. It’s time to improve work safety

    15 March 2013

    Viet Nam is lagging behind many other countries, including most of its neighbours, in occupational safety and health, said Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Bui Hong Linh. According to the ministry, 606 workers died in work-related accidents last year in Viet Nam, almost 10 per cent increase against 2011.

  2. My Son community-based tourism village opens to tourists

    14 March 2013

    A new community-based tourism village near the World Cultural Heritage My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam officially opens its service to tourists today. This is part of the project Strengthening of Inland Tourism in Quang Nam between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Quang Nam Province, which is contributing to the promotion of pro-poor tourism in Viet Nam.

February 2013

  1. The world we want: migrant workers need support

    06 February 2013

    Future migrant workers expect more administrative and financial support to go abroad while returning migrant workers hope Viet Nam will soon become as developed as the countries where they used to work. The recommendations were among the major findings during the International Labour Organization consultations with migrant workers last January in Ha Noi. The events were part of the One UN consultation process for the post-2015 development agenda.

January 2013

  1. ILO staff awarded Commemorative Medal by Viet Nam’s trade union

    18 January 2013

    ILO Programme Officer Nguyen Hoang Ha was awarded Commemorative Medal for “Cause of Building Trade Union Movement” by President of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, Dang Ngoc Tung, on 18 January.

December 2012

  1. Viet Nam needs practical guidance to protect domestic workers

    19 December 2012

    Viet Nam has made a good start in the area of domestic workers by its coverage in the amended Labour Code but specific circumstances of this group require more detailed guidance to make the new law doable, the ILO has said.

November 2012

  1. Young rural people need employment supports

    27 November 2012

    Young rural people, who are often left behind in education and training, need supports to get access to quality jobs. A forum organized by the International Labour Organization in the northern province of Phu Tho on 26 November listens to the voice of this important group and delivers their messages to policy-makers.

  2. Women should be better protected at workplaces

    14 November 2012

    The amended Labour Code is expected as a major step forward in promoting gender equality, particularly protecting women from sexual harassment at workplaces, but it is not enough to make female workers happy.

October 2012

  1. Asian-European labour ministers commit to fostering employment with focus on young people

    26 October 2012

    Labour ministers from Asian and European countries agreed on the need for policies to foster employment and create decent jobs amid the global credit crunch, stated the Hanoi Declaration on Employment and Social Protection – a Key to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.

  2. Priority should be given to addressing job prospects deterioration: ILO Asia-Pacific Director

    25 October 2012

August 2012

  1. Viet Nam’s pension scheme reform needed: ILO Report

    02 August 2012

June 2012

  1. Viet Nam ratifies the ILO Convention No.122 on Employment Policy- a significant step forward.

    22 June 2012

  2. ILSSA-OECD-ILO-Hans Siedel Foundation event

    11 June 2012

    The ILO co-organised a workshop on Social Cohesion together with the Institute of Labour, Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), the OECD, and the Hans Siedel Foundation in 30 May 2012. The event was chaired by Viceminister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam

May 2012

  1. Launching Ceremony of the project on “Occupational Safety and Health in hazardous industries in Viet Nam” and National Workshop on “Strengthening OSH in hazardous industries in Viet Nam”

    29 May 2012

    The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam and Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) are launching the project on “Occupational Safety and Health in hazardous work in Vietnam – RAS/12/50M/JPN” and organizing a National Workshop on “Strengthening OSH in hazardous industries in Vietnam” on 12 June, 2012 in Hanoi under the approval of the Vietnamese Government dated 17 Feb 2012 and MOLISA’s Decision No. 601/QD/-LDTBXH dated 17th May 2012.

  2. DWCP 2012-2016 Signing Ceremony

    25 May 2012

    The Government of Viet Nam, the workers’ and employers’ organizations and the ILO signed the new Decent Work Country Program 2012-2016 on 24 May 2012.

April 2012

  1. Seminar on Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in a Green Economy

    27 April 2012

    To respond to the World day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Country office for Viet Nam collaborated with MOLISA organize a Meeting and other information activities on 26 April 2012. The Day this year focuses on the topic “Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in a Green Economy.

  2. National photo competition and exhibition to observe the World Day Against Child Labour 2012

    09 April 2012

    Time Bound Project has an initiative to organize a national photo competition and exhibition to observe the World Day against Child Labour 2012 in collaboration with the Bureau of Child Protection and Care under MOLISA, and financial contribution from other international organizations such as World Vision, Save the Children... The first activity has been organized on Friday, 6th April 2012 - the Press Announcement which has attracted around 80 journalists and representatives from different agencies/organizations to attend and post news on their newspapers/website.

  3. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    02 April 2012

December 2011

  1. Former Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard awarded Friendship Medal

    09 December 2011

    Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard, former director of International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Viet Nam, was awarded a Friendship Medal by Mme Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vice Chairperson of Viet Nam’s National Assembly on 9 December 2011 in Hanoi.

July 2011

  1. Viet Nam acknowledges ILO contributions on labour, invalids and social affairs

    26 July 2011

    Ms Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard, Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country for Viet Nam, was awarded a medal to acknowledge her strong commitment and ILO’s contributions to labour, invalids and social affairs in Viet Nam. The medal was presented by Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa on 26 July 2011 in Hanoi.