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 regions, the Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta, where economic conditions are less developed and access to education is limited.

To address child labour, Việt Nam has enacted various regulations to strengthen the legal framework protecting children’s rights and preventing child labour.

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