News items

March 2014

  1. Viet Nam ratifies ILO Convention, showing strong commitment to work safety

    12 March 2014

    The Convention on Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, known as Convention 187, is expected to help the country with its work safety laws and international trade negotiations.

February 2014

  1. Better Work programme in garment sector to move north and expand to footwear industry

    18 February 2014

    The ILO and its partners have agreed to expand a major programme aiming to improve the export industries’ performance and competitiveness in the next five years.

January 2014

  1. Lack of awareness puts migrant workers at risks

    06 January 2014

    A public event organized in the mountainous area of Quang Ngai Province offered future migrant workers a chance to learn about safe migration.

December 2013

  1. Good careers come from young people’s own interest and aptitude: ILO

    28 December 2013

    Skills mismatch on Viet Nam’s youth labour markets has become a persistent trend whereas over-education and over-skilling coexist with under-education and under-skilling. More than 400 young people and 100 parents from the rural suburbs of Hanoi participated in a city’s Youth Career Fair organized by the ILO on 28 December in seeking for appropriate career orientation.

November 2013

  1. New projects to touch tourism, unemployment and sex work

    08 November 2013

    The ILO in Viet Nam gets resources from One UN Fund

October 2013

  1. VN gains Philippine experience in vocational education reform

    30 October 2013

    As Viet Nam is amending the Law on Vocational Education and Training, the ILO in Viet Nam organized a study tour for senior officials to see the Philippine models.

  2. Helping SMEs reach global production chain through workplace cooperation

    25 October 2013

    Although small and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam have situated themselves at the heart of the economy, they are facing tough challenges to access the international market. A Switzerland and Norway-funded project is helping these less advantaged enterprises in the wood industry boost their productivity and competitiveness by improving working conditions and respect for workers’ rights.

August 2013

  1. National wage council launched, giving employers and workers a voice in minimum wage setting

    06 August 2013

    The establishment of Viet Nam’s National Wage Council marks a transformation from a solely Government-led minimum wage fixing mechanism into a new tripartite body which recognizes the importance of workers and employers’ participation.

July 2013

  1. ILO industrial relations specialist awarded medal by Vietnamese Government

    25 July 2013

    International Labour Organization (ILO) industrial relations specialist Yoon Youngmo was awarded a medal for the cause of labour, invalids and social affairs by the Vietnamese Government in Hanoi on 25 July.

  2. Trade Union Law now available in English

    23 July 2013

    The bilingual publication of the 2012 Law on Trade Unions was launched on 23 July in Hanoi by the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL). The translation of the law into English, as well as the amendment process of the law, was supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam.

  3. Viet Nam’s leading labour journalists trained in Labour Code

    19 July 2013

    More than 30 labour and employment journalists from major media organizations in Viet Nam gathered in the central city of Da Nang on 18 July for a training workshop in the new Labour Code.

  4. Public-private dialogue to promote Quang Nam tourism

    11 July 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism in Quang Nam Province”, in coordination with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), has supported Quang Nam Tourism Association to develop an action plan with a focus on essential public-private dialogues. A dialogue at grassroots level was piloted in Dong Giang District on 11 July to find solutions for better investment in inland tourism development.

June 2013

  1. Hoi An Tourism Information Centre opens, highlighting ILO-UNESCO partnership

    23 June 2013

    A new tourism information centre in Viet Nam’s ancient town of Hoi An was open to tourists on 22 June as a result of the partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  2. Community-based tourism brings additional income to Quang Nam ethnic groups

    23 June 2013

    Two villages of Co Tu ethnic group in the western mountainous part of Quang Nam Province on 23 June inaugurated their community-based tourism services with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

May 2013

  1. Upper-level coordination helps trade unions return to workers

    17 May 2013

    The active involvement of an upper-level trade union (công đoàn cấp trên cơ sở) in collective bargaining process over wage issues has helped prevent wild-cat strikes and paved the way for better industrial relations at enterprises in the southern industrial province of Binh Duong.

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.