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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 ...

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 ...

Việt Nam to adopt anti-forced labour convention, extend agricultural land use tax incentive: NA

Việt Nam plans to join the Convention 105 (C105) on the abolition of forced labour developed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded at its 44th session on Tuesday (28/04). Members of NA Financial and Budget Committee said policies of ...

Labour Forum 2019 spotlights future of work

“Future of Work: The Choice of Vietnam” was the theme of the Labour Forum 2019 held in Hanoi on November 27.  The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), partners and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Country Office for Vietnam.According to the ...

ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition, themed “fair recruitment and the future of labour migration”, aiming to recognise exemplary media coverage of the issue.For the first time, the competition has a student prize category with a fellowship, according ...

Centenary of International Labour Organisation marked in Hanoi

A ceremony took place in Hanoi on August 27 to celebrate the centenary of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).Joining the ILO in 1992, Vietnam is committed to respecting, promoting and applying international labour standards in the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at ...

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 ...

Việt Nam seeks to protect migrants’ rights

Improved international regulations and standards to protect the rights and welfare of migrants, including thousands of Vietnamese guest workers, are needed in today’s globalized world, speakers said at an international conference on migration and labour held on August 2 in HCM City. The event aimed to generate new research ...

Vietnam pledges to fulfill ILO membership obligations

Vietnam will make all-out efforts to fulfill its obligations as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and further promote cooperation between the organisation and tripartite actors – the Government, employers, and employees in the country. Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social ...

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