Viet Nam’s Music Against Child Labour song competition

On 27 April 2021, Viet Nam launched its music against child labour song competition, which attracted 88 entries from 68 musicians from across Viet Nam. On 2 December 2020, an awarding ceremony was held in Hanoi, during which two first prizes were awarded, as well as two second prizes, five third prizes and four encouragement prizes. The two winning songs include Tre em nhu bup tren canh (Children are buds on the trees) by composer Khanh Vinh, and Em uoc mong sao (My wish for the world), by songwriter Tran Van Hung.

The initiative was launched by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Viet Nam Musicians’ Association, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children International, and Good Neighbors International. Implemented as part of the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the goal of the competition was to harness the power of music to raise public awareness on child labour and mobilize engagement. The winning songs will provide a powerful advocacy tool to promote action against child labour at all levels of society.

Click the below link to listen to the awarded songs: