Press releases

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October 2020

  1. Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impacts ripple through supply chain

    21 October 2020

    A new ILO research studies the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on supply chains, factories and workers in ten major garment-producing countries of the region, including Viet Nam.

  2. Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

September 2020

  1. ILO launches sixth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    15 September 2020

    This year, the participants are encouraged to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families.

August 2020

  1. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

June 2020

  1. ILO to hold virtual, Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    26 June 2020

  2. Viet Nam joins global campaign to confront intensified risk of child labour resulting from COVID-19

    12 June 2020

  3. ILO commits to support Viet Nam’s effort to promote safe labour migration

    10 June 2020

    The on-going revision of the Law on Contract-Based Vietnamese Overseas Workers can be an opportunity to ensure that Vietnamese migrant workers will be globally sought-after by responsible employers, and their rights will be protected in accordance with international labour standards.

  4. ILO welcomes milestone to end forced labour in Viet Nam

    08 June 2020

    The National Assembly has voted for the ratification of ILO Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labour and approval of the free trade agreement between the EU and Viet Nam.

May 2020

  1. ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  2. ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

    22 May 2020

    Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded in national occupational safety and health systems.

April 2020

  1. ILO: As job losses escalate, nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods

    29 April 2020

    The latest ILO data on the labour market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the devastating effect on workers in the informal economy and on hundreds of millions of enterprises worldwide.

  2. ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.

March 2020

  1. New guidelines to help employers support families during COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    New guidelines issued by ILO and UNICEF call on enterprises to do more to support working families during the pandemic.

  2. Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

    19 March 2020

    An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.

February 2020

  1. ILO welcomes European Parliament’s approval for free trade deal with Viet Nam

    12 February 2020

    The agreement has strong labour and environment requirements for sustainable development.

December 2019

  1. Improved working conditions go hand in hand with business success

    12 December 2019

    The ILO programme has supported hundreds of garment factories to earn significant gains in quality of life for workers and enhance productivity and profitability in the past 10 years.

November 2019

  1. Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access

    29 November 2019

    The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.

  2. Forum makes case for responsible business agenda

    20 November 2019

    The event hears that the time is right for Viet Nam to integrate responsible business practices into its policies and corporate operations.

October 2019

  1. ILO: Labour migration should be a safe choice

    29 October 2019

    The ILO reiterates its commitment to enabling rights-based governance of labour migration.

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.