Feature articles

2020

  1. © Hospital CLÍNIC 2020

    Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

    01 April 2020

    Health workers and systems are playing a crucial role in the global fight against COVID-19 and special measures are needed to support and protect them.

  2. © Matt Ming 2020

    COVID-19 cruelly highlights inequalities and threatens to deepen them

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  3. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    Keys for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic

    26 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people than ever before are teleworking – using information and communications technologies to do their work away from the office. ILO Working Time expert, Jon Messenger, explains how to get the best out of teleworking.

  4. Vocational training transforms teenager from street vendor to apprentice in rural Viet Nam

    23 March 2020

    With ILO support, a 14-year-old boy receives life-changing vocational training, enabling him to find a route out of child labour and envision a brighter future for himself and his family.

  5. © P.Q. Hung / UN Women Viet Nam 2020

    Viet Nam’s new Labour Code moves from protecting to empowering women

    07 March 2020

    Vietnamese women have long played an important role in the economy. Now the new Labour Code aims to ensure they receive a fair reward for their contribution, by tackling gender equality and workplace discrimination.

  6. Students in Hanoi speak out against child labour through artistic expression

    26 February 2020

    Students in Hanoi raise awareness on child labour through drama performances as part of the programme, Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, Arts and the Media (SCREAM), which is being implemented across the country with support from ILO.

  7. Viet Nam’s openness to trade changes national job distribution, types and quality

    11 February 2020

    An interview with ILO Viet Nam Labour Economist, Valentina Barcucci

2019

  1. Labour shortage, automation and workers’ organizations – Challenges or opportunities?

    27 December 2019

    Dr Chang-Hee Lee, ILO Viet Nam Director, explains how these new factors have an impact on workplace management.

  2. © Frans Persoon 2020

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.

  3. ILO Centenary Declaration: change in the world of work is upon us

    29 September 2019

    An interview with ILO Senior Advisor on Standards Policy, Tim De Meyer

  4. Labour Code revision brings Viet Nam better in line with international labour standards

    29 September 2019

    An interview with ILO Senior Advisor on Standards Policy, Tim De Meyer

  5. Family benefits to help working parents cope with financial constraints

    30 August 2019

    Viet Nam's social insurance reform looks into various options to develop a multi-tiered structure which offers support to working parents of newborns in compulsory and voluntary system.

  6. Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers

    31 July 2019

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  7. © Better Work 2020

    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.

  8. Beyond online movement, eliminating sexual harassment requires tough actions and laws

    24 May 2019

    By Andrea Prince, Labour Lawyer, ILO Viet Nam

  9. Higher-skilled labour force necessary for Viet Nam’s further economic development

    01 May 2019

    On the occasion of Labour Day, ILO Viet Nam Labour Economist, Valentina Barcucci, shares her thoughts on how Viet Nam’s labour market has changed and needs to be modernized.

  10. Making safety and health at work a priority for the benefits of all

    01 May 2019

    The wide reaching benefits of SCORE Training Safety & Health at Work explained in a successful case study in Viet Nam..

  11. Give International Women’s Day its true meaning in Viet Nam

    08 March 2019

    By Andrea Prince, Senior Labour Lawyer, International Labour Organization in Viet Nam

  12. How immediate upper level unions work in other countries and some observation in Viet Nam

    14 February 2019

    By Dr Chang Hee Lee, senior industrial relations specialist and ILO Viet Nam Director

  13. Together ILO and Viet Nam to celebrate proud history of fighting for social justice

    30 January 2019

    By ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee