Vietnam has officially joined the Convention on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs announced the ratification in Hanoi on March 12.

The ministry has developed a plan to carry out the convention, which is expected to ensure the best interests of employees and employers are met.

While popularising the implementation of the convention to all agencies and employees and employers, the ministry will review legal documents relating to the occupational safety and health to ensure that they adapt to the convention.

It will also carry out national programmes on the issue for the 2010-15 period.

Vietnam has now joined 21 out of 189 ILO conventions.-VNA