Improved compliance and dialogue in global supply chains in Viet Nam

The project aims to support national partners in Viet Nam to further ensure the compliance with labour laws and meaningful sectoral and enterprise level dialogues for sustainable development of garment and electronics industries.

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Main target group

  • Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs
  • Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour
  • Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Viet Nam Electronics Industries Association
  • Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association

Project context/overview

Viet Nam has taken its historic reforms in labour law, occupational safety and health and industrial relations, which were driven by its own needs for development and the new generation of free trade agreements such as the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) and the EVFTA (EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement). Despite this positive context, there remains significant work to be done to further ensure the application of labour laws and meaningful sectoral and enterprise level dialogue, particularly in the garment and electronics industries, two key global supply chains in the country.

Based on the experience and partnerships gained in Viet Nam in the garment and electronics, the ILO’s project combined initiatives to promote collaboration between public-private sector entities at the systematic level, cross-sectoral fertilization of successful models for compliance and effective labour relations as well as sharing practical models at the enterprise level to improve workplace compliance.

Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal 8 (promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all) through improved labour relations and working conditions globally.

Its specific objective is to support national partners in Viet Nam to further ensure the compliance of labour and meaningful sectoral and enterprise level dialogues for sustainable development of garment and electronics industries.

Project outcomes/main activities

The project has three expected intermediate outcomes:
  • Dialogue mechanism for sustainable compliance established and enhanced at the selected sector level, with pilot at selected enterprises;
  • A systematic and strategic public-private collaboration at both national and provincial level is developed and maintained;
  • National platforms in place to promote mutual understanding and partnership among key actors in developing a compliance-based social economic development plan.

Contact information

Nguyen Thị My Dung (Ms)
National Project Officer
Email: dungn@ilo.org
Tel: 0903304156