Press releases

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September 2019

  1. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

July 2019

  1. Better labour migration governance can reduce forced labour, bolster economic development

    29 July 2019

    On World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights the link between labour migration, debt bondage and human trafficking, and calls for continued efforts to improve labour migration governance and reduce exploitation.

  2. Vietnamese researcher wins Decent Work prize

    11 July 2019

    The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.

April 2019

  1. Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  2. New safety and health issues emerge as work changes

    18 April 2019

    A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments.

  3. Urgent action needed to better manage e-waste: ILO

    17 April 2019

    Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations agree more must be done, and urgently, to manage the millions of tonnes of e-waste produced each year.

  4. ILO welcomes Joint Statement of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers

    05 April 2019

    On 4 to 5 April 2019, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) held its second Joint Dialogue on labour migration in Manila, The Philippines, supported by the ILO.

March 2019

  1. Viet Nam launches labour inspection campaign to promote sustainable woodwork industry development

    27 March 2019

    There are numerous challenges in labour law compliance in this sector, notably in overtime, labour contracts, unemployment benefits, occupational safety and health, and social insurance.

January 2019

  1. Viet Nam ratifies ILO Employment Service Convention, ready to make labour market effective

    29 January 2019

    An ILO study with data from the General Statistics Office found that around 40 per cent of employed young people had found their jobs by asking friends and family.

  2. 100 years of fighting for Social Justice

    02 January 2019

    To welcome the beginning of the ILO’s century year, we look at the organization’s history and impact – and how it is preparing for its second century.

December 2018

  1. ILO supports ASEAN safe migration campaign

    13 December 2018

    The ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign #SafeMigrationASEAN was launched to raise public awareness on safe labour migration that benefits all.

November 2018

  1. Swiss high-level delegation visits wood processing company

    28 November 2018

    The delegation with representatives from the Swiss Government, employers and workers’ organizations visited Tien Hung Furniture Co., a Binh Duong-based wood processing company which has sucessfully participated in SCORE Training.

  2. Cooperation with Switzerland in labour market policies and up-skilling to help VN gain more and better jobs

    26 November 2018

    The agenda of labour market policy and up-skilling is becoming more important than ever as Viet Nam is entering a new era of deeper international integration.

  3. ASEAN forum adopts recommendations on the use of digital technologies for a fair labour migration

    02 November 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Labour Migration concluded with the adoption of 15 recommendations on how digitalisation can contribute to decent work for migrant workers.

September 2018

  1. ILO launches 2018 global media competition on labour migration and fair recruitment

    14 September 2018

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment of migrant workers.

June 2018

  1. Trade unions should play a bigger role in ensuring safe labour migration

    18 June 2018

    It is important that Viet Nam’s legislation strengthens the role of trade unions in representing and protecting migrant workers, as well as in formulation of laws, policies and programmes.

May 2018

  1. 24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

    14 May 2018

    ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy.

April 2018

  1. Labour research contest launched with VND100m awards

    24 April 2018

    The initiative which aims to provide an opportunity for strengthening local research capacity on labour issues, especially industrial relations-related topics, opens for submissions from 24 April until 25 June 2018.

  2. Revised Code of Conduct to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers

    24 April 2018

    The Code and its monitoring tools will help recruitment agencies to measure their compliance with national and international laws and best practices and aim to reduce fees charged to migrant workers. By making the costs transparent in advertisements, contracts and pre-departure training, the risk of exploitation of migrant workers should be reduced.

March 2018

  1. ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

    07 March 2018

    Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions at work.