Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

Blending welfare into pursuit of prosperity

In its efforts to become a more affluent nation by 2035, Vietnam has made significant improvements in improving its Human Capital Index.Vietnam is experiencing rapid demographic and social change. Today, 70 percent of the population is under 35 years of age, with a life expectancy ...

Thanh Thu

VN to be only country in region to attain positive growth in 2020: report

Việt Nam is expected to be the only Southeast Asian economy to achieve growth this year, with its GDP rising by a likely 2.3 per cent, according to a study by Oxford Economics. The Global Economic Outlook report said recovery prospects look brightest for Việt Nam, ...

Young people suffer most from the loss of employment in COVID-19

According to the report titled “Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific”, the number of unemployed youths in Việt Nam may double this year, while the employment prospects of 663 million young people in Asia and the Pacific face challenges as ...

Vietnam now needs to walk the talk on sexual harassment

The amended Labour Code (LC) of Vietnam includes a number of positive and important provisions, including a definition of sexual harassment. These changes were accepted by the National Assembly (NA) on 20 November 2019. The new Labour Code defines sexual harassment in the workplace for ...

General Statistics Office announces employment data

As many as 1.2 million people have been laid off in the first six months of this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam showed that the number of employed people in the first six months of the year ...

Vietnam 13th in global Covid-19 recovery ranking

Vietnam has done better than many major economies in recovering from Covid-19, ranking 13th among 184 countries and territories.In Asia, Vietnam ranked fifth after Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia, according to the Global Covid-19 Index updated June 16 by Malaysia-based consulting firm Pemandu Associates ...

Nguyen Quy

With jobs lost to Covid-19, Vietnamese struggle to make ends meet

Hundreds of thousands of people who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to pay their bills. Though Vietnam has been among the earliest countries in the world to contain the virus and revive its economy, people are struggling to find jobs ...

Việt Nam Government presents reports on joining ILO convention against forced labour to parliament

Joining the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (Convention 105) is significant to Việt Nam in political, economic, social and legal spheres, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh said on Wednesday. With 10 chapters, it prescribes fundamental international regulations on the abolition of ...

30% of disabled made unemployed by COVID-19: UNDP report

A UNDP report has found that some 30% of respondents in Vietnam who have disabilities were made unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic while another 49% saw their working hours cut. The report, which provided a rapid assessment of the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Vietnamese ...

Campaign launched to create 20,000 online jobs for struggling students

The Central Committee of the Vietnam Students Association (VSA) launched a campaign at the website sinhvien.vieclamtuxa.vn on April 28 that will create 20,000 online jobs for Vietnamese students, to support them during the tough time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Jointly hosted by the VSA and ...

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