Events and meetings

The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.

April 2014

  1. 28 April - World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2014, Global campaign

    “Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work“ is the theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Marking the day, an ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.

  2. ILO-IOM Regional conference on making breakthrough in the implementation of Ethical and Professional Recruitment

    1 - 2 April 2014, Manila, Philippines

    The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry under the auspices of the 2nd Regional Conference of the Alliance of Asian Associations of Overseas Employment Service Providers (AAA-OESP).

December 2013

  1. BWV Shared learning seminars with the topic on potentials to improve productivity in garment factories

    12 - 20 December 2013, Provinces: Dong Nai, Binh Duong, HCMC, Cu Chi, Tien Giang, Viet Nam

  2. Public events to promote safe migration and anti-human trafficking

    10 - 15 December 2013, Provinces: Phu Tho & Bac Ninh

    Within the framework of the GMS TRIANGLE project together with the “Employment program for the Youth” of the Hochiminh Central Youth Union and the MTV EXIT Roadshow program, the International Labor Organization and the MTV EXIT will provide support for the HoChiMinh Central Youth Union to organize a series of “Safe and Legal Overseas Employment Exchange Programmes: Enhancing self-protection skills for overseas employment” in 8 districts of Quang Ngai, Thanh Hoa, Bac Ninh and Phu Tho provinces. The exchange programmes aims to to increase knowledge and understanding of safe migration practices and human trafficking in the target locations to prevent migrant workers from labour exploitation and contribute to an increase in the number of migrants choosing to migrate legally and safely and the prevention of human trafficking. It is expected that at least 1000 of potential migrant workers and their families will participate into the events.

  3. Initiatives for tourism development and rural youth employment in Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam province

    10 December 2013, Provinces: Dong Nai, Binh Duong, HCMC, Long An, Tien Giang & Ben Tre, Viet Nam

    With an aim to continue the support in the Central region, especially Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces, three ILO projects will be implemented in the coming years: Youth Rural Employment works on job orientation and job creation for the young in rural areas, Skills for Trade focuses on improving competitiveness of tourism sector in the two provinces through quality improvement of vocational training activities and Sustainable tourism is the joint efforts between ILO and UNESCO in bridging the gaps in tourism development through linking the rural communities to the tourism industry by creating markets linkages and building their capacity in providing hospitality services, producing and selling locally made products. This workshop is for the ILO and two targeted provincial authorities and other stakeholders to explore the possibilities for fruitful co-operations in the upcoming projects and raise the initiatives for tourism development and rural youth program in the two piloted provinces.

  4. Final workshop to close the ILO Project “The “Strengthening of Inland Tourism project in Quang Nam Province” (2011-2013) funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

    10 December 2013, Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province

    “The “Strengthening of Inland Tourism project in Quang Nam Province” (2011-2013) funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is coming to end in December 2013 with significant successes in human resources development, working with business association, successfully developing three Community-based tourism villages, and developing new approaches for local handicraft product linkages to market. The final workshop will be organised on 10 December in order to evaluate the outcomes and transfer the achievements to the partners for their continuation and replication.

November 2013

  1. 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    26 - 27 November 2013, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

    The 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour is scheduled to take place on 26 and 27 November 2013 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is an open platform for review, discussion and exchange of best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stakeholders on key issues facing migrant workers in South-East Asia, and develop recommendations to advance the implementation of the principles of the ASEAN Declaration on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.

October 2013

  1. Study tour to Manila, the Philippines, from 21 to 25 Oct 2013 for experience exchange on Vocational Training Law revision process

    21 - 25 October 2013, Manila, the Philippines

    Under the ILO Project on Enhancing the Employability of Workers and the Competitiveness of Businesses for the Socio-economic Development of Viet Nam, a study tour to Manila, the Philippines, will be organized from 21 to 25 Oct 2013 for experience exchange on Vocational Training Law revision process. Participants are officers from MOLISA, VCCI, VGCL and National Assembly. At the end of the study tour, participants are expected to have a report on lessons learnt and concrete follow-up actions and recommendations for the law revision.

  2. Training of trainers on occupational safety and health inspection tools in quarrying and processing enterprises

    14 - 17 October 2013, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province

    Participants from five target provinces will be trained on occupational safety and health in quarrying, one of the deadliest industries in Viet Nam

September 2013

  1. Consultation Meeting on the Findings of the Scoping/Assessment Exercise Conducted on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Roadmap on the Free Flow of Skilled Labour: Towards a Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN

    30 September 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    This meeting will discuss the findings of the ILO scoping study that took stock of the developments on the ASEAN Economic Community goals of the free flow of skilled labour in the ASEAN Member States and will develop a collective Action Plan to pursue the Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN. It will be attended by government representatives from ASEAN Member States and representatives from the regional workers’ and employers’ organization.

  2. Better Work Vietnam Shared Learning 2013: Preventing harassment at workplace

    26 September - 2 October 2013, Provinces: Dong Nai, Binh Duong, HCMC, Long An, Tien Giang & Ben Tre, Viet Nam

    Continuing a series of shared learning seminars organized by Better Work Vietnam, the topic in this quarter is "Preventing harassment at workplace".

  3. Workshop on gender-specific aspects of the revised Labour Code and Trade Union Law

    23 September 2013, Press Club, 12 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    The new Labour Code and the Trade Union Law have some important changes that promote and protect women in the workplace.

  4. Career Orientation Day " Quang Nam - Da Nang students and tourism"

    21 September 2013, Hoai River Square, Hoi An City, Quang Nam province, Viet Nam

    Up to 1,000 tourism and foreign language students in Quang Nam and Da Nang provinces will take part in the first ever tourism job fair in Hoai River square of Hoi An City. Titled Quang - Da Students and Tourism, the fair is supported by the Quang Nam Province’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Hoi An People’s Committee, and is directly organised by Quang Nam’s Tourism Association with the support of the SIT project/ ILO and Labour Newspaper.

  5. Workshop to enhance collaboration and quality of tourism employment

    20 September 2013, Hoi An City, Quang Nam province, Viet Nam

    Workshop on Training cooperation between business vocational schools and tourism entreprises focuses on developing solutions to increase collaboration and improve training quality and employment opportunities.

  6. Study Visit to Migrant Resource Centres – Cambodia

    18 - 20 September 2013, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The three-day study visit will be hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training of the Kingdom of Cambodia and co-organized by the ILO ASEAN and GMS TRIANGLE Projects. It will allow participants to see the operation and management of Migrant Resource Centers (MRCs) in Cambodia, interspersed with a series of workshops to share experiences among representatives from five participating sending countries. The study visit will also show the different modalities of operating the MRC – through government institutions, civil society and trade unions, which can lead to improvements in service delivery of existing and future MRCs.

  7. Regional Meeting on Work in Fishing: Increased Knowledge Base and Sharing Good Practices for the Protection of Migrant Workers

    12 - 13 September 2013, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    This two-day regional tripartite meeting co-hosted by the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of the Government of Indonesia and the ILO will present the international standards on work in fishing, share national policy and legislative framework among ASEAN Member States and States employing ASEAN workers, and share experiences on the protection of migrant workers in this sector in the region and around the world. The meeting will increase knowledge base and share data and research on the fishing sector and will consider recommendations for ASEAN regional partnerships and bilateral cooperation.

  8. Public - private dialogue focusing on tourism labour force

    10 September 2013, Lotus Hotel, 330 Cua Dai, Hoi An City, Hoi An City, Quang Nam province, Viet Nam

    The public – private dialogue on Quang Nam Province labour force will be organised by the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs with support from the SIT/ILO project. Through the dialogue, relevant provincial government agencies will learn about the difficulties and obstacles in labour and employment that tourism businesses and vocational training facilities are faced with, and will work to find suitable policy solutions to support them.

  9. Workshop on pension policy and recommendations on social insurance law reform

    6 September 2013, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    The National Assembly, together with UNDP and the ILO, organised a workshop on September 6 to consider pension reform options. The event was chaired by the deputies of the Social Affairs and Budget and Finance Committees of the National Assembly. National and international experts offered their recommendations on amendments to the revised Social Insurance Law, which will be submitted to the 13th National Assembly at its seventh and eighth sessions in 2014 for adoption.

  10. Better Work Vietnam - Buyers' Forum in Phnom Penh

    5 September 2013, Raffles Le Royal Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Better Work Vietnam (BWV) and Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) will hold a Buyers' Forum on 4th and 5th September 2013. Each programme will have a separate meeting with international and local buyers in Phnom Penh while BWV Buyers' Forum will be on 5th September.

August 2013

  1. Workshop on sharing the results of the actuarial valuation report

    22 August 2013, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    At the training, the ILO senior actuary and lead author of the valuation, will share the ILO analysis of the current pension system, as well as ILO recommendations for the reform, including retirement age and pension formula changes.