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Press releases

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

What's new

  1. Viet Nam’s female factory workers empowered with knowledge on health protection entitlements

    23 March 2020

    A series of awareness raising activities have been put in place as an ILO study points out knowledge gaps related to health insurance, sickness and maternity benefits amongst female factory workers.

  2. National skills council set up to boost agricultural productivity and competitiveness

    18 March 2020

    The first sectoral skills council is expected to provide a bridge between labour market and the education and training system to address the skills mismatch.

  3. ILO supports development of handbooks to fight child labour

    16 March 2020

    To enhance the awareness and capacity of stakeholders implementing international labour commitments related to child labour in supply chains, a handbook is being developed with support from the ENHANCE Project.

  4. Government to upgrade child labour data software with ILO support

    15 March 2020

    The new system which will help to effectively monitor child labour situation in Viet Nam will be in place by the end of April.

Speeches

  1. Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  2. Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director at consultation workshop on ratification of ILO Convention 98

    03 May 2019

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, delivers the opening remarks at the consultation workshop entitled “Proposal for Submission of Ratification of ILO Convention 98” on 3 May 2019 in Ha Long City.

  3. Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director at 7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    27 September 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, delivers the opening remarks at the 7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference - Strategic Labour Inspection for Decent Work Including in Global Supply Chains on 27-28 September 2018 in HCM City.

  4. Speech at ILO Centenary Celebration

    27 August 2018

    By Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director, on the occasion of ILO Centenary Celebration entitled ILO 100 years – Journey for Social Justice: "Shared ideals of Ho Chi Minh and ILO towards decent work for all” on 27 August 2019