Country Dialogue on the Future of Work

HANOI (ILO News) – On 26 April in Hanoi, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) jointly organized the Country Dialogue on Future of Work to discuss important labour issues and the vision of Viet Nam towards ensuring decent work for all.

The dialogue marked the start of a series of events to celebrate 100 years of the ILO (1919-2019) in Viet Nam.

Addressing the event, ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee introduced the special International Labour Conference (ILC) to mark the ILO Centenary to be organized in Geneva, Switzerland in June 2019. The ILC is expected to adopt the ILO Centenary Declaration. The draft Declaration was introduced at the event to get inputs from the Government, representatives of employers (Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Viet Nam Cooperation Alliances (VCA)) and representatives of workers (Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)).

Labour Economist of ILO Viet Nam, Valentina Barcucci, also presented the report of the Global Commission on Future of Work entitled “Work for a Brighter Future”. Particularly, the presentation outlined some major aspects that directly related to the practical situation of Viet Nam in the context of social-economic development in recent years. The brief report in English and Vietnamese can be downloaded from ILO website.

At the dialogue, speakers from MoLISA, VCCI, VCA and VGCL highly appreciated the quality of the future of work report and reached consensus on the relevance of the report findings in Viet Nam’s current context. The speakers jointly shared some major challenges of the Viet Nam’s future of work that each stakeholder faces and proposed some measures to maintain and ensure decent and sustainable work for all.

There will be a number of events to celebrate the Centenary year of the ILO in this special year of 2019 including the main celebration in August and the Viet Nam’s Labour Forum in October.