Vietnam must improve quality of labour force for EVFTA Business

Vietnam must improve quality of labour force for EVFTA

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) offers many opportunities to Vietnamese workers and just as many challenges. The country’s labour force must find ways to improve its quality in order to produce products that adhere to stricter standards in European markets, said policymakers and labour experts at a conference in Hanoi on September 17.
Indonesia raises minimum age for girls to marry World

Indonesia raises minimum age for girls to marry

Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards curbing child marriage in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.
Policy dialogue on child labour towards supply chain transparency Society

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.
Vietnam-ILO programme helps create sustainable employment Society

Vietnam-ILO programme helps create sustainable employment

The national cooperation programme signed between Vietnam and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in December 2017 has created sustainable employment and business opportunities for employees and employers, heard a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 30.
Service package launched to prevent child labour, abuse Society

Service package launched to prevent child labour, abuse

The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on June 28 launched a pilot service package designed to reduce child labour and prevent accident, abuse and violence against children.
Hanoi forum looks to end child labour Society

Hanoi forum looks to end child labour

Over 200 children in Hanoi attended a forum responding to World Day against Child Labour 2019: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams, held on June 7.
Conference on project to end child labour Society

Conference on project to end child labour

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs held a conference on April 23 to gather ideas for a project to better prevent child labour in 2019-2020.
Forum looks to promote children’s rights in business Society

Forum looks to promote children’s rights in business

Domestic and international experts and businesses gathered at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16, discussing and sharing good practices that companies worldwide are undertaking to respect and promote children’s rights in business.
Policy dialogue discusses int’l standards on child labour Society

Policy dialogue discusses int’l standards on child labour

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a policy dialogue on March 13 on international standards related to child labour amidst international trade commitments.
Local firms prepare for CPTPP’s strict regulations Business

Local firms prepare for CPTPP’s strict regulations

The Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) promises great benefits for Vietnamese firms, but many regulations on technical barriers and social responsibility will have to be met in order to take full advantage of the trade deal, experts said at a conference in HCM City on December 15.
Vietnam plans to develop new industrial relations Society

Vietnam plans to develop new industrial relations

It is time for Vietnam to develop a new industrial relations framework to boost economic growth and enterprise productivity and ensure workers receive a fair share of the gains produced through their labour.
PM highlights Vietnam’s multilateral diplomacy Politics

PM highlights Vietnam’s multilateral diplomacy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the role and importance of multilateral diplomacy to Vietnam’s development, as well as the country’s important contributions to the United Nations’ common tasks, during a recent interview granted to the media.