Vietnam has issued many legal documents guiding the implementation of labour laws, but they are yet concerted and their enforcement challenging.

The remark was backed by participants at a seminar in Hanoi on October 22 on sustainable employment and gender equality jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.

According to the MoLISA, Vietnam has ratified most 17 conventions of the International Labour Organisation and introduced them into its legal system. They include the Labour Code revised in 1994 and 2012, the 2006 Vocational Training Law, the 2006 Social Insurance Law and the 2012 Trade Union Law.

The country has also implemented projects on ensuring sustainable employment and gender equality for labourers.

However, delegates said that law enforcement faces difficulties owing to their overlapping and unconcerted contents.

The lack of a systemised database on employment, vocational training, labourers’ income and standards of living also hampered the building of suitable laws, they added.

To deal with the problem, it is necessary to improve relevant authorities’ capacity to ensure the effective implementation of the conventions’ rules, said a MoLISA official.-VNA