News items

June 2020

  1. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  2. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  3. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  4. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Project kicked off northern garment factories

    15 June 2020

  6. Trade union officers receive training in social health protection and other health-related social security benefits

    05 June 2020

    Actions are taken to tackle access barriers to healthcare and strengthen workers’ awareness on health-related social security benefits, with assistance from the ILO’s Luxembourg-funded project, Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South East Asia.

May 2020

  1. Viet Nam’s lawmakers to pass free trade deal with EU

    27 May 2020

    The National Assembly will also vote for the ratification of ILO’s fundamental Convention 105 on forced labour during the current sitting.

  2. ILO Viet Nam’s programme supports SMEs to strengthen resilience against COVID-19

    17 May 2020

    With many enterprises having lost orders and running low on cash, many manufacturing SMEs find it difficult to provide personal protection equipment and hand sanitizers to workers and to adjust workplaces to be able to operate under the new situation and Government regulations.

  3. © ILO 2020

    Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 May 2020

    Lockdown measures will worsen poverty and vulnerabilities among the world’s two billion informal economy workers, says the International Labour Organization.

April 2020

  1. Five actions you can take to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on your business

    06 April 2020

    Five actions that enterprises can take to ensure your business is in the best possible shape during and after COVID-19

March 2020

  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.

  5. ILO global report sheds light on the youth employment challenge in Asia-Pacific

    09 March 2020

    The deterioration in Asia and the Pacific of a number of youth labour market indicators calls for a renewed focus on integrated, gender-responsive labour market policies to address the youth employment challenge.

  6. Women need more choices in migration

    08 March 2020

    The report ‘More choices, more power: Opportunities for women’s empowerment in labour migration from Viet Nam’ discusses socio-economic changes that a sample of migrant and non-migrant women experienced over the 2012-18 period.

February 2020

  1. The second steering committee of the Luxembourg-funded ILO Project Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in Southeast Asia, takes place in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    17 February 2020

    Key stakeholders and partners of the ILO-Luxembourg funded Project gather to discuss progress, 2019 challenges and opportunities, and provide guidance on the implementation of the project in 2020.

January 2020

  1. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  2. “100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

    17 January 2020

    A campaign promotes the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

  3. Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

    12 January 2020

    The 2019 Labour Inspection Campaign included a mix of inspection, training and communication activities which engaged employers and workers in the industry nationwide to raise their awareness of the importance of labour law compliance.