Advocacy meetings with ILO child labour specialists, Viet Nam Government and Viet Nam Committee for Children

The activity will be organized from 20 March to 24 March with the aim to support in the revision of the Labour Code and preparation for conducting the National Child Labour Survey 2018

Viet Nam is under the process of joining various FTAs, including new generation FTAs which consist of labour issues such as EU – Vietnam FTA, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CP TPP). In order to implement international commitments, Viet Nam is considering to revise and supplement the 2012 Labour Code (LC). The Labour Code revision is expected to be carried out in 2018.

To assist with preparation for revision of the 2012 Labour Code and preparation for conducting the repeated National Child Labour Survey, particularly focuses on the issues and requirements pertaining to legislation and statistics of child and minor workers that has been set out in the framework of the Conventions 138 and 182, the ENHANCE project will mobilize the technical support from Labour Law and SIMPOC (Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour) specialists of the ILO Headquarter’ Office in Geneva to undertake a mission to Viet Nam from 20 to 24 March 2018 for advocacy meetings with a number of relevant law makers and key concerned agencies.

1. Objective

To contribute to the prevention and progressive elimination of child labour in Viet Nam through support the revision of the 2012 Labour Code, mainly focus on issues relating to child and minor workers) and repeated national child labour survey to be conducted in 2018.

2. Key activities

From 20 to 24 March, 2018, the ILO Specialists on Labour Law and SIMPOC will pay visits and discussions with the concerned and relevant decision makers and law makers with the followings proposals:
  • The Chairman and relevant members of the Viet Nam Committee for Children;
  • The National Assembly (the Committee for Department for Social Affairs and the Committee for Culture, Youth and Children);
  • MOLISA leader(s); DCA, DLA, ILSSA and others maybe relevant.
A forum for further and plenary discussion, will be organized with the participation of the key relevant officials from the Ministry of Justice, concerned departments of MOLISA, GSO, VCCI, VCA, VGCL and others.