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. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    16 June 2021

    In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

  2. Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam

    14 June 2021

    Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets. The analysis evaluates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes for proponents of industrial projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The report finds that enhanced environmental outcomes can be achieved by greater awareness among proponents of the links between environmental management (as facilitated by the EIA process) and sustainable development.

  3. Is public sector employment a haven in the COVID-19 jobs crisis?

    14 June 2021

    It looks as if job opportunities in the public sector have provided a respite from the shrinking private sector during the dark days of the COVID-19 crisis, at least for some women.

  4. Things employers should know: Wages

    13 June 2021

  5. Things employers should know: Working hours and rest periods

    13 June 2021

  6. Things employers should know: Workers' representative organizations at the grasshoots level

    13 June 2021

  7. Things employers should know: Minor workers

    13 June 2021

  8. Things employers should know: Labour disciplinary regulations

    13 June 2021

  9. Things employers should know: Employment contract

    13 June 2021

  10. Things employers should know: Resolution of labour disputes

    13 June 2021

  11. Things employers should know: Workplace dialogue, collective bargaining

    13 June 2021

  12. Things employers should know: Social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance

    13 June 2021

  13. Things employers should know: Occupational safety and health

    13 June 2021

  14. Greener clothes? Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia

    07 June 2021

    The increasing social and environmental impacts of the textile and garment supply chain are well known and have resulted in the development of an array of initiatives, tools and assessment platforms to enhance the sustainability of the sector. There is a great deal of diversity in these initiatives, including differences in their focus, the actors involved, who the beneficiaries are, the longevity of the activities and how they define and measure success. The report highlights where there might be gaps in the current offerings of initiatives, and what types of initiatives have alignment with MSMEs knowledge and learning needs, as a way to highlight where future attention in developing new or enhanced initiatives might lie.

  15. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

    02 June 2021

    In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This summary indicator captures the various channels through which the pandemic has affected labour markets.

  16. ENHANCE Project Newsletter, edition 9, May 2021

    31 May 2021

    The ninth edition of the newsletter for the USDOL funded ILO Project, Enhancing National capacity to prevent and reduce child labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE), details some of the Project’s key activities over the last four months

  17. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organization on the Cooperation to Promote International Labour Standards in Viet Nam for the 2021-30 Period

    25 May 2021

  18. Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    25 May 2021

    This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.

  19. Measuring Sustainable Development Goal indicator 10.7.1 on the recruitment costs of migrant workers: Results of Viet Nam pilot survey 2019

    20 May 2021

    This report presents an assessment of the pilot process on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1, undertaken by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), in collaboration with the ILO, during the quarter four of the 2019 country’s Labour Force Survey.

  20. Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour - Viet Nam Edition

    17 May 2021

    The Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour - Viet Nam Edition serves as a guide for journalists, researchers, trainers and other actors in Viet Nam who write about labour migration, especially in the context of recruitment of migrant workers and forced labour.