International labour standards in Viet Nam

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Viet Nam has ratified 22 ILO conventions, including six core conventions namely:

C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, 1949 (No. 98)
C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)
C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)
C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)
C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

The latest ratification is Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, for which Viet Nam's National Assembly voted yes in June 2019.

Viet Nam plans to ratify two remaining fundamental conventions: Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labour Convention in 2020 and Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise in 2023.