The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, and videos relevant to Viet Nam. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Hanoi.


  1. Potential benefits and challenges of telework

    11 March 2020

    Some of the potential benefits and disadvantages of telework to employers, workers and societies as a whole are summarized in this infographic.

  2. Frequently asked questions on international labour standards

    22 February 2020

  3. ILO Viet Nam's 2018-19 biennium overall spotlight

    20 February 2020

    Under the Decent Work Country Programme framework in partnership with the Government, social partners and key stakeholders, the ILO in Viet Nam provides effective supports of policy advice, capacity building and advocacy for decent work for all women and men, and facilitates social dialogue in the workplace.

  4. Social protection systems for all to prevent homelessness and facilitate access to adequate housing

    20 February 2020

    The role of social protection systems in reducing poverty and inequality, preventing homelessness, and facilitating access to adequate housing.

  5. Labour commitments under EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement

    12 February 2020

  6. VGCL-NIRF/Japan Bulletin - Quarter IV/2019

    06 February 2020

    Trade Union Reform for the rights and benefits of worker

  7. ENHANCE project Newsletter, Sixth Edition, January 2020

    31 January 2020

  8. A focus on families: A short-term benefit package for the extension of multi-tiered social security coverage in Viet Nam

    13 January 2020

    This report was produced as part of a wider effort by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam to build the case for expanding social protection benefits as part of a multi-tiered social security system.


  1. Effective return and reintegration of migrant workers with special focus on ASEAN Member States

    31 December 2019

    This report was prepared as the background document for the ASEAN Workshop on Reintegration Programmes for Returning Migrant Workers (27–28 August 2019) in Yogyakarta, organized by the Ministry of Manpower, Government of Indonesia, and the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme.

  2. Multi-Employer Collective Bargaining Agreement among wood-processing enterprises in Binh Duong

    30 December 2019

    The publication gives introduction of the Multi-Employer Collective Bargaining Agreement signed among wood-processing enterprises in Binh Duong, and the ILO’s Standards and Significance of Collective Bargaining.

  3. Extension of the Multi-Employer Collective Bargaining Agreement in Trang Due Industrial Zone - Hai Phong

    22 December 2019

    The publication gives introduction of the Multi-Employer Collective Bargaining Agreement signed among Korean electronics enterprises in Trang Due industrial zone, Hai Phong, and the ILO’s Standards and Significance of Collective Bargaining.

  4. Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

    18 December 2019

    Public support for migrant workers remains limited in key destination countries in ASEAN, reveals a joint ILO/UN Women report warning against discriminatory attitudes and practices against migrant workers.

  5. Better Work Viet Nam: 10 years of contribution to Viet Nam’s garment industry

    12 December 2019

    Since 2009, the ILO-IFC programme has helped to improve working conditions and business performance of Viet Nam’s garment factories.

  6. Mobile women and mobile phones: Women migrant workers’ use of information and communication technologies in ASEAN

    12 December 2019

    The joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls) undertook a qualitative study involving potential and returned women migrant workers in four countries of origin in the ASEAN region – Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The study covers intra-ASEAN labour migration, including women who intended to migrate to, or had just returned from, Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand. The study provides insight into women migrant workers’ use of mobile phones, and how women migrant workers could access more accurate information throughout the migration process and increase their connections with peers.

  7. Employment and environmental sustainability in ASEAN

    09 December 2019

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact sheet for ASEAN is part of a series providing a baseline for key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance in 36 countries across Asia and the Pacific. These indicators include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  8. Save Smart: Migrant Worker Resource Centre financial education training manual

    02 December 2019

    The Save Smart training manual, and its accompanying Save Smart financial planner, encourage those considering labour migration to think about their financial goals, weigh the benefits and risks of migration, calculate their migration costs, and consider different options for financing their migration.

  9. Save Smart: Financial planner for ASEAN migrant workers

    02 December 2019

    Successful migration starts with setting specific goals, and making plans to achieve these goals.

  10. Policy Discussion Paper: Working hours in Viet Nam

    21 November 2019

    In the course of the discussions on the revision of the Labour Code, new attention was drawn to the issue of statutory working hours. A proposal has been put forward to reduce the current statutory weekly working hours, from 48 hour week to 44 or 40 hour week. This short report provides several empirical findings on the current state of working hours that could be considered in the debate.

  11. Decent Work and Sustainable Development Goals in Viet Nam - Country Profile

    21 November 2019

    The publication analyses the country’s labour market trends through the lenses of international SDG and labour market indicators.

  12. What’s new with revised Labour Code?

    21 November 2019

    Here are the highlights of the changes in the revised Labour Code adopted by the National Assembly on 20 November 2019.