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ILO Newsletter March 2014

Date added: 04/01/2014
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ILO Newsletter March 2014

In this newsletter ILO spotlights the first National Child Labour Survey launched in Hanoi in March, an interview on labour and employment issues, the Better Work Programme, Viet Nam's ratification of the ILO Convention on Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health and upcoming events.

Vietnam Employment Trends Report 2010

Date added: 01/24/2011
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Vietnam Employment Trends Report 2010

Following the first issue of the "Vietnam Employment Trends 2009", the second issue of a planned series of MOLISA reports describes the labour market situation in Viet Nam. "Vietnam Employment Trends 2010" provides an analysis of the latest labour market information with the purpose of assessing the impact of various economic challenges that we had to face in recent years. This includes the impact of the financial crisis on employment, working conditions and labour market trends as well as projections of these trends to 2015 and 2020.

Weak employment recovery with persistent high unemployment and decent work deficits - An update on e

Date added: 11/19/2010
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Weak employment recovery with persistent high unemployment and decent work deficits - An update on e

Amid a “fragile labour market” marked by persistent high unemployment, “slack” jobs growth and declining wages, the International Labour Office (ILO) urged the Group of 20 to intensify its focus on “productive employment and job-intensive growth policies” at its upcoming summit in Seoul. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia is expected to attend the meeting.

In a new statistical update prepared for the 11-12 November G20 summit, the ILO says unemployment increased in 10 countries of the G20 in 2010 compared to 2009, but declined in eight. It also says that most emerging economies have seen a rise in employment and a decrease in unemployment in 2010.

Vietnam Employment Trends Report

Date added: 02/01/2010
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Vietnam Employment Trends Report

Recent developments in the labour market situation of Vietnam can be encapsulated into the following seven major components (not necessarily in order of importance):

1. Large increases in the population between 1997 and 2007 have added to the country's labour force, placing pressure on the Vietnam labour market. However, future population growth is not expected to be as high as the previous decade.
2. There has been strong GDP growth with consequent employment gains and improved labour productivity, supporting poverty reduction efforts.
3. There has been a downward trend in labour force participation rates and also employment-topopulation ratios. Contributing to this shift are youth remaining in school longer and adults taking earlier retirement.
4. A very large component of total employment falls into the category of being vulnerable to lacking decent work.
5. There have been significant sectoral shifts in employment with a decreasing proportion in agricultural employment, and rising employment in the industrial and services sectors.
6. Unemployment is not presently a problem in the country, with the unemployment rate remaining stable and very low over the past decade.
7. While Vietnam remains largely a rural population, it is gradually shifting toward being more urban.




1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.

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