News items

March 2020

  1. Women need more choices in migration

    08 March 2020

    The report ‘More choices, more power: Opportunities for women’s empowerment in labour migration from Viet Nam’ discusses socio-economic changes that a sample of migrant and non-migrant women experienced over the 2012-18 period.

February 2020

  1. The second steering committee of the Luxembourg-funded ILO Project Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in Southeast Asia, takes place in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    17 February 2020

    Key stakeholders and partners of the ILO-Luxembourg funded Project gather to discuss progress, 2019 challenges and opportunities, and provide guidance on the implementation of the project in 2020.

January 2020

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    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  2. “100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

    17 January 2020

    A campaign promotes the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

  3. Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

    12 January 2020

    The 2019 Labour Inspection Campaign included a mix of inspection, training and communication activities which engaged employers and workers in the industry nationwide to raise their awareness of the importance of labour law compliance.

December 2019

  1. 2019: Viet Nam’s labour issues in pictures

    30 December 2019

    Look back at the events that shaped the year 2019 in labour and employment areas in Viet Nam

  2. Public attitudes towards migrant workers remain unfavourable in ASEAN destination countries

    18 December 2019

    Despite their positive contribution, public attitudes towards migrant workers remain unfavourable in ASEAN destination countries, new ILO and UN Women study reveals.

  3. Government’s continued efforts on social health protection essential to ensure healthy population

    13 December 2019

    Marielle Phe Goursat, manager of ILO project on “Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South East Asia”, discusses the project priorities and how to make Viet Nam’s social health insurance sustainable.

  4. ILO Viet Nam has new address

    10 December 2019

    ILO Viet Nam moved in the Green One United Nations House to join the UN family in Viet Nam in the last month of 2019.

November 2019

  1. Future of work is the choice of Viet Nam

    27 November 2019

    The 2019 Viet Nam Labour Forum agrees that Viet Nam is on the right track on its way towards an upper middle income country. A new ILO report shows the country is creating more middle-skilled and high-skilled jobs.

  2. Journalists awarded for reporting on child labour

    26 November 2019

    No first prize was given in the media award aiming at raising public awareness on child labour.

  3. Revised Vietnamese Labour Code to help everyone gain fair shares of economic growth

    20 November 2019

    The ILO congratulates Viet Nam on the adoption of the revised Labour Code, which is better in line with universal fundamental labour rights.

October 2019

  1. Viet Nam is good at seizing new opportunities and using their potential

    17 October 2019

    An interview with Director of ILO Department of Partnerships and Field Support, Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard

  2. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  3. Development partners witness impact of flexible resources on Viet Nam’s progress

    14 October 2019

    A delegation of development partners tours the country from 1-3 October.

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    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

  5. Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

September 2019

  1. “100 days without accidents” campaign to kick off in 100 factories

    11 September 2019

    The campaign celebrates the Centenary Year of the ILO by highlighting the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

August 2019

  1. Viet Nam’s high-level officials value ILO’s support

    29 August 2019

    ILO Deputy Director General, Deborah Greenfield, met with Viet Nam’s senior politicians during her visit to the country on 26-27 August 2019.

  2. ILO, Viet Nam celebrate their century-long path of fighting for social justice

    27 August 2019

    Their intertwined journeys started at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.