Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

Vietnam’s economy to slow as population ages: WB report

Population aging could slow down Vietnam’s long-term growth in the 2020–2050 period by 0.9 percentage points compared with the last 15 years, a new World Bank (WB) report finds.According to the report Vietnam: Adapting to an Aging Society, jointly produced by the WB and the ...

Meeting held to promote enforcement of 2019 Labour Code

A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 15 and 16 to discuss the implementation of new content in the 2019 Labour Code and documents guiding its enforcement.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh said the 2019 Labour ...

More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).It is probably because women are ...

Gender equality in the workplace needed for business breakthroughs: Expert

Gender equality at the workplace needs to be recognized as one of the drivers of long-term growth and breakthroughs for businesses, especially as Vietnam has a high proportion of women in the labor market, according to Nguyen Quang Vinh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber ...

High-quality workforce crucial for Mekong Delta

A high-quality workforce is considered an important factor for the Mekong Delta to make breakthroughs in the future, according to the annual Mekong Delta Economic Report 2020.The Mekong Delta now has the lowest immigration in the country and the highest emigration. It is also the ...

Vietnam to raise rate of trained workers to 40 percent by 2030

Vietnam targets raising the proportion of trained workers to 35-40 percent by 2030 under a support programme for labour market development newly issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Under the programme, Vietnam expects to be among the top 60 countries in the Knowledge Workers sub-pillar ...

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) ...

Workshop discusses future of Vietnamese labour market

Experts discussed the future of the Vietnamese labour market at an online workshop hosted by Nhan Dan (The People) newspaper last week.Dr Bui Sy Loi, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee of Social Affairs, said one of the biggest changes of the labour market ...

Vocational schools told to foster entrepreneurship among students, modernise teaching methods

The Government’s Project 1665 for supporting students’ start-ups until 2025 has created favourable conditions for students who want to start their own business, and attracted the participation of enterprises, investment funds, other investors, and organisations and individuals in the country and abroad.Project 1665 was approved by the ...

Paying greater attention to high-quality female workforce

The Presidium of the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee recently held conferences to issue comments on the various topics of the draft documents of the 13th National Party Congress, with a focus on the building of a high-quality female workforce so that women can take ...

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