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Press releases

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

What's new

  1. High-level Swiss delegation visits garment factory in Dong Nai

    12 July 2019

    Since 2010, the Saitex factory has been part of Better Work Viet Nam, a flagship programme of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation to improve working conditions and boost competitiveness of the garment industry. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland is one of its main donors.

  2. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

  3. ILO congratulates Viet Nam, EU on signing free trade deal

    30 June 2019

    The agreement promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

  4. International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019

    The International Labour Conference adopts landmark instruments on violence and harassment and a Declaration on the future of work. The Conference concluded its two-week session, which marked the Centenary of the ILO.

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. Sustainable development is not a choice, but the only way

    06 July 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, made the speech at the celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives in Hanoi on 7 July 2018.