News items

May 2019

  1. © S. Olsson/AltoPress/PhotoAlto 2019

    Women in leadership bring better business performance

    22 May 2019

    A new report shows gender diversity improves business outcomes, and makes it easier to attract talent. The report also looks at the reasons behind the continuing gender diversity deficits, and makes recommendations for breaking the cycle.

  2. Labour chapter important to EU-Viet Nam free trade deal

    16 May 2019

    Viet Nam has made major steps towards the ratification of ILO fundamental conventions and in revising the Labour Code, which shows the country’s good wills and effective efforts to sign and ratify EVFTA.

  3. Lawmakers agree Viet Nam should join ILO convention on collective bargaining

    06 May 2019

    The dossier for the ratification of Convention 98 has been submitted by the State President to the National Assembly for its upcoming sitting this May.

April 2019

  1. ILO’s presentation at the 2nd ICA-AP Cooperative Registrars’ Forum

    25 April 2019

    The Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam participated in the 2nd International Co-operative Alliance – Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) Cooperative Registrars’ Forum held in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam to present ILO’s work on statistics of cooperatives.

  2. ILO expands support to the wood-processing industry to northern Viet Nam

    25 April 2019

    The industry is growing quickly in the North with a lot of demand from factories for assistance to become more competitive.

March 2019

  1. Winners named for labour research contest

    28 March 2019

    The competition helps Viet Nam’s academic community improve research capacity on labour issues with a focus on industrial relations.

  2. Viet Nam to ratify ILO Convention on employment for workers with disabilities

    26 March 2019

    The country continues to align its legal framework with international labour standards to protect vulnerable workers' groups.

  3. Competition promotes awareness of work safety among youngsters

    25 March 2019

    Prizes include gifts and recognition from the ILO, including a trip to the United Nations Green House in Hanoi.

  4. ILO Viet Nam leader joins Politburo Member Truong Thi Mai on Hai Phong’s visit

    11 March 2019

    This is one of Viet Nam’s localities with recorded progresses in establishing trade unions and improving industrial relations.

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    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

  6. ILO chief technical advisor receives Government medal for contributions to child labour prevention in Viet Nam

    04 March 2019

    On his last day as ILO Viet Nam’s chief technical advisor, Minoru Ogasawara was awarded a medal for his efforts in the fight against child labour in Viet Nam.

February 2019

  1. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

January 2019

  1. New project promotes socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam

    29 January 2019

    The project funded by the European Union will focus on seafood and furniture industries, two key export sectors of the country.

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    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  3. Multi-employer social dialogue benefits southern garment workers

    21 January 2019

    The collective action can reduce staff turnover, strengthen the relationship between workers and employers, and promote stable industrial relations, allowing workers to enjoy the same working conditions across firms.

  4. Multi-employer collective bargaining agreement extended to 10 tourism companies

    04 January 2019

    The number of participating firms in Da Nang City is expected to reach 50 in 2019.

December 2018

  1. Labour Minister reaffirms Viet Nam’s support for ILO Centenary year, agrees to extend cooperation agenda

    20 December 2018

    The ILO in Viet Nam plans to organize the Centenary celebration in May 2019 on the occasion of Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and a high-level Future of Work conference in November 2019.

  2. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.

  3. New digital service “SaverAsia” helps migrant workers save when sending money home

    10 December 2018

    A new free digital platform helps migrant workers compare money transfer costs and locate support organizations.

  4. © Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP 2019

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.