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Việt Nam strengthens legal framework on child labour

The 2020 National Report on Child Labour by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs indicated that over one million children were engaged in labour, primarily in agriculture, construction and services. Child labour is particularly prevalent in rural and mountainous areas in the northern ...

Vietnam’s child labour rate 2 percentage points lower than region’s average: survey

Vietnam’s child labour rate is approximately 2 percentage points lower than the regional average for Asia and the Pacific, found the second national child labour survey, which was released on December 18. The survey was conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) ...

COVID-19 crisis could result in an increase in child labour

Children need to be protected from child labour more than ever due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, experts said during a virtual interactive panel discussion held in Hanoi last week. The COVID-19 pandemic left negative impacts on national socio-economic development and families’ lives ...

Legal enforcement of child abuse prevention reviewed

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee of Judicial Affairs, Le Thi Nga, presented a report on the outcomes of legal enforcement of child abuse prevention and control from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019 during the 14th NA’s ninth session in Hanoi on ...

5.6 percent of VN children face risk of human trafficking: research

About 5.6 percent of Vietnamese children are at risk of trafficking, and only 2.8 percent of them confirmed they were victims of human trafficking, according to the latest research announced on August 13 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Institute of Labour ...

Policy dialogue on child labour towards supply chain transparency

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a policy dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City on August 6, discussing international standards on child labour towards supply chain transparency amid global integration.  Participants at the event also discussed ...

Vietnam congratulated on remarkable progress for children

Country Director of Save the Children in Vietnam, Dragana Strinic has congratulated the remarkable progress Vietnam has made for its children over the past two decades. Speaking at a meeting held in Hanoi on July 30 to launch the 2019 Global Childhood Report, she stressed that ...

Service package launched to prevent child labour, abuse

The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on June 28 launched a pilot service package designed to reduce child labour and prevent accident, abuse and violence against children.The package will provide ...

Hanoi forum looks to end child labour

Over 200 children in Hanoi attended a forum responding to World Day against Child Labour 2019: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams, held on June 7.  Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha said the Vietnamese ...

Việt Nam still lacks legal framework to protect child labour

Việt Nam needed to improve its legal framework on child labour, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended.Keep reading ...

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