Press releases

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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.

November 2016

  1. ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting to take place in Indonesia in December

    09 November 2016

    The APRM will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 6 to 9 December 2016.

October 2016

  1. Improving social dialogue, productivity and working conditions is key to Viet Nam’s integration success

    24 October 2016

    The agenda of social dialogue, productivity and working conditions is becoming more important than ever as Viet Nam is entering a new era of deeper global integration.

September 2016

  1. ILO-IFC programme in the garment industry makes workers’ lives better and businesses stronger

    27 September 2016

    An independent review of the Better Work programme, which covers one-fifth of the garment workforce in Viet Nam, shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for businesses involved.

  2. Viet Nam stands out in minimum wage compliance in Asia’s garment industries

    14 September 2016

    However, Viet Nam's minimum wage is relatively low as a percentage of typical wages in the garment sector, when compared to other countries in the region, a new ILO report has shown.

July 2016

  1. ILO: Labour provisions in trade agreements do not harm business

    18 July 2016

    New ILO report looks at how the increasing number of provisions in trade agreements are impacting the world of work.

June 2016

  1. Ending child labour in supply chains is increasingly important in economic integration

    14 June 2016

    “End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business!” is the focus of this year’s World Day against Child Labour (12 June).

March 2016

  1. First guides prevent forced labour in Viet Nam’s garment supply chains

    30 March 2016

    The manuals are expected to equip employers with essential understandings about what forced labour is and how to eliminate risks of forced labour in company operations and supply chains.

  2. Labour inspection campaign promotes law compliance for safer construction sites

    21 March 2016

    The 2016 Labour Inspection Campaign has kicked off today (21 March) with a focus on construction, the sector which has claimed the most lives of workers in occupational accidents in Viet Nam.