News items

November 2013

  1. New projects to touch tourism, unemployment and sex work

    08 November 2013

    The ILO in Viet Nam gets resources from One UN Fund

October 2013

  1. VN gains Philippine experience in vocational education reform

    30 October 2013

    As Viet Nam is amending the Law on Vocational Education and Training, the ILO in Viet Nam organized a study tour for senior officials to see the Philippine models.

  2. Helping SMEs reach global production chain through workplace cooperation

    25 October 2013

    Although small and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam have situated themselves at the heart of the economy, they are facing tough challenges to access the international market. A Switzerland and Norway-funded project is helping these less advantaged enterprises in the wood industry boost their productivity and competitiveness by improving working conditions and respect for workers’ rights.

August 2013

  1. National wage council launched, giving employers and workers a voice in minimum wage setting

    06 August 2013

    The establishment of Viet Nam’s National Wage Council marks a transformation from a solely Government-led minimum wage fixing mechanism into a new tripartite body which recognizes the importance of workers and employers’ participation.

July 2013

  1. ILO industrial relations specialist awarded medal by Vietnamese Government

    25 July 2013

    International Labour Organization (ILO) industrial relations specialist Yoon Youngmo was awarded a medal for the cause of labour, invalids and social affairs by the Vietnamese Government in Hanoi on 25 July.

  2. Trade Union Law now available in English

    23 July 2013

    The bilingual publication of the 2012 Law on Trade Unions was launched on 23 July in Hanoi by the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL). The translation of the law into English, as well as the amendment process of the law, was supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam.

  3. Viet Nam’s leading labour journalists trained in Labour Code

    19 July 2013

    More than 30 labour and employment journalists from major media organizations in Viet Nam gathered in the central city of Da Nang on 18 July for a training workshop in the new Labour Code.

  4. Public-private dialogue to promote Quang Nam tourism

    11 July 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism in Quang Nam Province”, in coordination with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), has supported Quang Nam Tourism Association to develop an action plan with a focus on essential public-private dialogues. A dialogue at grassroots level was piloted in Dong Giang District on 11 July to find solutions for better investment in inland tourism development.

June 2013

  1. Hoi An Tourism Information Centre opens, highlighting ILO-UNESCO partnership

    23 June 2013

    A new tourism information centre in Viet Nam’s ancient town of Hoi An was open to tourists on 22 June as a result of the partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  2. Community-based tourism brings additional income to Quang Nam ethnic groups

    23 June 2013

    Two villages of Co Tu ethnic group in the western mountainous part of Quang Nam Province on 23 June inaugurated their community-based tourism services with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

May 2013

  1. Upper-level coordination helps trade unions return to workers

    17 May 2013

    The active involvement of an upper-level trade union (công đoàn cấp trên cơ sở) in collective bargaining process over wage issues has helped prevent wild-cat strikes and paved the way for better industrial relations at enterprises in the southern industrial province of Binh Duong.

April 2013

  1. Good teachers vital to ensure right to education

    24 April 2013

    Good teachers play a big role in getting every child into school and meeting the deadline for the Education for All goals in 1,000 days.

March 2013

  1. It’s time to improve work safety

    15 March 2013

    Viet Nam is lagging behind many other countries, including most of its neighbours, in occupational safety and health, said Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Bui Hong Linh. According to the ministry, 606 workers died in work-related accidents last year in Viet Nam, almost 10 per cent increase against 2011.

  2. My Son community-based tourism village opens to tourists

    14 March 2013

    A new community-based tourism village near the World Cultural Heritage My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam officially opens its service to tourists today. This is part of the project Strengthening of Inland Tourism in Quang Nam between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Quang Nam Province, which is contributing to the promotion of pro-poor tourism in Viet Nam.

February 2013

  1. The world we want: migrant workers need support

    06 February 2013

    Future migrant workers expect more administrative and financial support to go abroad while returning migrant workers hope Viet Nam will soon become as developed as the countries where they used to work. The recommendations were among the major findings during the International Labour Organization consultations with migrant workers last January in Ha Noi. The events were part of the One UN consultation process for the post-2015 development agenda.

January 2013

  1. ILO staff awarded Commemorative Medal by Viet Nam’s trade union

    18 January 2013

    ILO Programme Officer Nguyen Hoang Ha was awarded Commemorative Medal for “Cause of Building Trade Union Movement” by President of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, Dang Ngoc Tung, on 18 January.

December 2012

  1. Viet Nam needs practical guidance to protect domestic workers

    19 December 2012

    Viet Nam has made a good start in the area of domestic workers by its coverage in the amended Labour Code but specific circumstances of this group require more detailed guidance to make the new law doable, the ILO has said.

November 2012

  1. Young rural people need employment supports

    27 November 2012

    Young rural people, who are often left behind in education and training, need supports to get access to quality jobs. A forum organized by the International Labour Organization in the northern province of Phu Tho on 26 November listens to the voice of this important group and delivers their messages to policy-makers.

  2. Women should be better protected at workplaces

    14 November 2012

    The amended Labour Code is expected as a major step forward in promoting gender equality, particularly protecting women from sexual harassment at workplaces, but it is not enough to make female workers happy.

October 2012

  1. Asian-European labour ministers commit to fostering employment with focus on young people

    26 October 2012

    Labour ministers from Asian and European countries agreed on the need for policies to foster employment and create decent jobs amid the global credit crunch, stated the Hanoi Declaration on Employment and Social Protection – a Key to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.