The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, and videos relevant to Viet Nam. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Hanoi.


  1. What’s new with revised Labour Code?

    21 November 2019

    Here are the highlights of the changes in the revised Labour Code adopted by the National Assembly on 20 November 2019.

  2. Summary note on options for the design of a multi-tier pension system in Viet Nam

    20 November 2019

    The report aims to summarize the rational to reform the pension system in Viet Nam while providing recommendations on the design of a multi-tier pension system in Viet Nam aligned with the objectives established by Resolution No. 28.

  3. Union organizing in small and micro enterprises

    20 November 2019

    The Brochure provides pilot instructions in multi-employer union organizing in small and micro enterprises of proximity of the same sector.

  4. Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia

    20 November 2019

    The Luxembourg-funded ILO project “Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia” has for overall goal to help more women and men in Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam access adequate social health protection, under the overall umbrella of national strategies towards UHC and the global development agenda including ILO’s Flagship Programme on Social Protection Floors.

  5. A comprehensive old age pension system for Viet Nam: Delivering on Resolution 28/NQ-TW

    20 November 2019

    This briefing note aims to show that achieving universal old age pension coverage in Viet Nam is feasible and, if implemented, would transform the lives of all citizens once they reach old age, as well as bringing economic benefits to the nation.

  6. Potential impacts of social pensions in Viet Nam

    20 November 2019

    This report is part of a wider study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam that builds the case for expanding the social pension as part of a multi-tiered pension system. The report was developed with guidance from Betina Ramirez Lopez and Nuno Cunha of the ILO, with the costings analysis undertaken by Doan-Trang Phan.

  7. Policy of assessing the potential for multi-tiered child benefits in Viet Nam

    20 November 2019

    The report examines the potential for a multi-tiered child benefit to help the Government meet both objectives simultaneously.

  8. Assessing the potential for multi-tiered child benefits in Viet Nam

    20 November 2019

    This report was produced as part of a wider effort by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam to build the case for expanding social protection benefits as part of a multi-tiered social security system. The report was prepared under the guidance of Betina Ramírez López and Nuno Meiro Simoes Cunha of the ILO.

  9. VGCL-NIRF/Japan Bulletin - Quarter III/2019

    07 November 2019

    The Bulletin introduces key contents in the revision of the Law on Trade Union, as well as analyses on black credits and how black credits are negatively affecting workers' lives. In the Research and Exchange column, indicators on collective bargaining are also presented for researchers and union officers' reference.

  10. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    07 November 2019

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

  11. ENHANCE project Newsletter, Fifth Edition, October 2019

    31 October 2019

  12. A review of country experiences to inform Viet Nam’s revision of the Health Insurance Law

    23 October 2019

    An earlier version of this report is presented in a “Presentation of Findings and Stakeholders Discussion” workshop in Hanoi on 23 May 2019. Participants provides insightful observation and advice, which have been incorporated in the final version of this report.

  13. Social protection among Vietnamese SMEs: Implications for firm performance, 2012–16

    29 September 2019

    The paper aimed to observe the connection between social security provision and firm-level performance among Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  14. Convention 98 on Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining

    29 September 2019

  15. We Need to Have a Conversation

    13 September 2019

    This comic book shows that many workers still suffer from discrimination in the world of work. Combating discrimination is an essential part of promoting decent work for all.

  16. Workers’ Guide to Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (No. 205)

    28 August 2019

    Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.

  17. ILO 100 Years – Journey for Social Justice

    23 August 2019

    "Shared ideals of Ho Chi Minh and ILO towards decent work for all"

  18. Applying the G20 Training Strategy (Phase 2) Project brochure

    22 August 2019

  19. ILO-Irish Aid Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs (Viet Nam Component) Project flyer

    22 August 2019

    Key information on the 'Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs' project funded by Irish Aid

  20. Improving women’s access to old-age pensions, Cambodia and Vietnam

    22 August 2019

    Cambodia and Viet Nam are making huge efforts to improve social protection during old age, but more needs to be done to include women and design gender-responsive social protection systems that are fair and sustainable