Decent work in Viet Nam

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Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. The Decent Work Agenda is the most recent milestone for the ILO and was adopted in 1999. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for workers and their families. It means better prospects for personal development and social integration, and freedom for people to express their concerns, to organize, and to participate in the decisions that affect their lives. It entails equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men.

The idea of decent work is a guiding idea for the ILO and is seen as central to eradicating poverty, and to a more equitable sharing of the benefits that have come from increased international economic integration, with the aim of making globalization more inclusive and fair.

Promoting decent work is the shared objective of the ILO’s constituents and the Office. In the tripartite ILO, the decent work agenda incorporates the concerns and priorities of the governments and the employers’ and workers’ organizations that constitute the Organization, to mobilize their energy and resourcefulness and to provide a platform for constructing consensus on social and economic policies.

Progress towards decent work calls for action at the global level, mobilizing the principal actors of the multilateral system and the global economy around this agenda. At the national level, integrated decent work country programmes, developed by the ILO’s constituents, define priorities and the targets within national development frameworks.