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February 2024

  1. ILO joins discussion on cooperative economy and cooperatives in Viet Nam

    06 February 2024

    The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam participated in the annual Cooperative Economy and Cooperatives Forum 2024, highlighting the role of cooperatives in contributing to the transition to the formal economy and expanding social protection to advance social justice and promote decent work.

January 2024

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    Viet Nam strongly committed to become a pathfinder country of the Global accelerator

    30 January 2024

    New resolution showcases a clear will of Viet Nam to become a pathfinder country of the Global accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

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    Viet Nam Prime Minister meets ILO Director-General

    19 January 2024

    Key labour and employment issues discussed include Viet Nam’s continued commitment to ratifying international labour standards and cooperation with the ILO.

  3. OSH Magazine: Occupational safety and health in Viet Nam's coffee supply chain

    17 January 2024

    This OSH magazine is a publication of the Labor and Trade Union Magazine and is produced in collaboration with the ILO/Vision Zero Fund Viet Nam. With the theme "OSH in Viet Nam’s coffee supply chain", the magazine will introduce to readers a series of articles of VZF project implementation, the role and participation of trade unions at all levels in specific VZF activities and initial achievements.

  4. Promotion of sound industrial relations in Viet Nam

    15 January 2024

    Conference in coastal city of Hai Phong assesses progress in on-going projects to promote sound and harmonious industrial relations in Viet Nam.

December 2023

  1. ILO committed to working with Viet Nam on the development of mediation and arbitration services and the modernisation of labour inspection

    18 December 2023

    The US Department of Labor and the ILO collaborate with the Vietnamese authorities in enhancing the capacity of labour inspection system and strengthening the effectiveness of the labour dispute prevention and resolution system of Viet Nam.

  2. ILO joins the UN in Viet Nam in welcoming the country’s new resolution on renewing and enhancing the quality of social policies

    05 December 2023

    Resolution 42 outlines a strategic direction for establishing a comprehensive social policy framework in Viet Nam, aiming for universal coverage in social protection and increased integration between social protection branches and employment policies.

November 2023

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    Unlocking the potential of digitalization for inclusive social protection in Asia and the Pacific

    13 November 2023

    Opportunities and challenges offered by digitalization of social protection systems highlighted at major event.

October 2023

  1. Path ahead for Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN mapped out

    25 October 2023

    Importance of continuing efforts to facilitate free flow of skilled workers within the region discussed.

  2. Clearer legal status will allow household businesses to thrive

    13 October 2023

    Consultation workshops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City gather ideas and opinions for the draft Decree on household business.

August 2023

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    10 years of the National Wage Council

    08 August 2023

    Marking a decade of the National Wage Council, ILO commits to working together with social partners to advance social justice and promote decent work through setting adequate wages.

July 2023

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    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

June 2023

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    More than one in four workers in South-East Asia employed in global supply chains

    27 June 2023

    International Labour Organization Working Paper highlights scale of South-East Asian labour market engagement in global supply chains as well as need for strengthened policy and enhanced skills development to maximise decent work benefits.

May 2023

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    ILO welcomes ASEAN Declaration protecting migrant workers and families in crisis situations

    22 May 2023

    The Declaration is an important step towards reducing vulnerability and enhancing welfare of migrant workers in the region.

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    Trade unions join efforts to green Viet Nam’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry

    17 May 2023

    Trade union members evaluate support efforts to facilitate a Just Transition in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Viet Nam.

March 2023

  1. Free advisory package offers electronic factories in Viet Nam support in improving workplace cooperation and industrial relations

    27 March 2023

    Registration for the Programme opens until 10 April 2023.

  2. Trade unions support efforts to green Viet Nam’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry

    15 March 2023

    Trade union members learn new skills to support a Just Transition in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

December 2022

  1. Preparation for the launch of report on "Promoting and enforcing compliance of labour provisions in trade agreements"

    08 December 2022

    On 27 April 2022, in Ha Long, Viet Nam, the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA ICD), in collaboration with Trade for Decent Work project, organized a Free Trade Agreement Working Group seminar in preparation for the launch of a study report on “Promoting and enforcing compliance of labour provisions in trade agreements”.

November 2022

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    New pillar within Viet Nam’s labour dispute settlement system operational, expected to help workers and employers

    28 November 2022

    Hearing held by the Dong Nai Labour Arbitration Council marks the first case to be arbitrated in Viet Nam.

  2. Forecasting and developing skills to advance decent work and productivity in Viet Nam’s textiles and garment sector

    23 November 2022

    Advancing decent work and productivity in the textile and garment sector was the prominent call at a stakeholders’ consultation workshop, co-organized by ILO Viet Nam and the Directorate for Vocational Education under Viet Nam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DVET/MOLISA).