Press releases

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January 2019

  1. Viet Nam ratifies ILO Employment Service Convention, ready to make labour market effective

    29 January 2019

    An ILO study with data from the General Statistics Office found that around 40 per cent of employed young people had found their jobs by asking friends and family.

  2. 100 years of fighting for Social Justice

    02 January 2019

    To welcome the beginning of the ILO’s century year, we look at the organization’s history and impact – and how it is preparing for its second century.

December 2018

  1. ILO supports ASEAN safe migration campaign

    13 December 2018

    The ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign #SafeMigrationASEAN was launched to raise public awareness on safe labour migration that benefits all.

November 2018

  1. Swiss high-level delegation visits wood processing company

    28 November 2018

    The delegation with representatives from the Swiss Government, employers and workers’ organizations visited Tien Hung Furniture Co., a Binh Duong-based wood processing company which has sucessfully participated in SCORE Training.

  2. Cooperation with Switzerland in labour market policies and up-skilling to help VN gain more and better jobs

    26 November 2018

    The agenda of labour market policy and up-skilling is becoming more important than ever as Viet Nam is entering a new era of deeper international integration.

  3. ASEAN forum adopts recommendations on the use of digital technologies for a fair labour migration

    02 November 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Labour Migration concluded with the adoption of 15 recommendations on how digitalisation can contribute to decent work for migrant workers.

September 2018

  1. ILO launches 2018 global media competition on labour migration and fair recruitment

    14 September 2018

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment of migrant workers.

June 2018

  1. Trade unions should play a bigger role in ensuring safe labour migration

    18 June 2018

    It is important that Viet Nam’s legislation strengthens the role of trade unions in representing and protecting migrant workers, as well as in formulation of laws, policies and programmes.

May 2018

  1. 24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

    14 May 2018

    ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy.

April 2018

  1. Labour research contest launched with VND100m awards

    24 April 2018

    The initiative which aims to provide an opportunity for strengthening local research capacity on labour issues, especially industrial relations-related topics, opens for submissions from 24 April until 25 June 2018.

  2. Revised Code of Conduct to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers

    24 April 2018

    The Code and its monitoring tools will help recruitment agencies to measure their compliance with national and international laws and best practices and aim to reduce fees charged to migrant workers. By making the costs transparent in advertisements, contracts and pre-departure training, the risk of exploitation of migrant workers should be reduced.

March 2018

  1. ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

    07 March 2018

    Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions at work.

December 2017

  1. ILO/IOM: Labour rights and skills development key to improving outcomes of migration in South-East Asia

    15 December 2017

    Against the backdrop of increasing migration among ASEAN countries, joint ILO/IOM report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration.

  2. New framework sets ILO-Viet Nam cooperation in employment, social protection and labour market governance

    05 December 2017

    The document was endorsed by representatives of the Government, workers and employers’ organizations and the ILO on 5 December.

November 2017

  1. Viet Nam’s social insurance reforms to be gradual, evidence-based

    29 November 2017

    The expansion of health insurance in Viet Nam shows that extending social insurance coverage is possible.

July 2017

  1. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

April 2017

  1. Viet Nam’s fourth annual recruitment agency rankings published

    17 April 2017

    The annual ranking evaluates recruitment agencies’ performance against the Code of Conduct for recruitment agencies.

March 2017

  1. Better coverage is key to Viet Nam’s social insurance reform

    29 March 2017

    If social insurance coverage increases, the State can focus on those who are not yet protected, to make sure that everybody gets support whenever needed.

January 2017

  1. Vietnamese youth’s school-to-work transition is not a smooth path

    16 January 2017

    The School-to-work transition survey of Vietnamese aged 15-29 implies mismatch, labour underutilization and low quality jobs.

December 2016

  1. Skills enhancement is vital for Viet Nam’s decent work in technology era

    13 December 2016

    A priority on improving skills of the workforce is important as Viet Nam deals with the changing nature of work in the era of technology when many low-skilled workers will be at risk of automation.