International labour standards in Viet Nam

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Viet Nam has ratified 21 ILO conventions, including five core conventions namely:

C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)
C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)
C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)
C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

Besides the general review of relevant ILO conventions, Viet Nam has been seeking ILO technical guidance on how best Viet Nam should look into these conventions and recommendations to solicit guidance for its national legal reforms.

Viet Nam today faces challenges of how it should comply with the requirements of the ratified conventions. The key to address the challenge is the active contribution and participation from all the tripartite actors (the Government, the Employers’ Organizations and the Workers’ Organization) and other stakeholders.