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Ministers questioned on key issues during unprecedented Q&A session

18:20 | 11/17/2015

All Government members were present at the National Assembly in an unprecedented question-and-answer session on November 16, at which deputies are free to ask questions on any issues.

Labour minister admits to slow progress of quality vocational training

08:55 | 11/17/2015

The Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Pham Thi Hai Chuyen admitted to the slow launch of hi-quality vocational training initiatives during a National Assembly’s question-and-answer session in Hanoi on November 16.

Changes in poverty reduction policy

14:35 | 11/08/2015

(VOV) - The Prime Minister has approved a master plan to move from single-dimensional poverty measurement to a multidimensional approach. The plan, which will be implemented in the next five years, is expected to ensure a minimum standard of living and access to basic social services for all people.

Vietnam strives to implement sustainable poverty reduction solutions

09:09 | 10/20/2015

The Government is implementing a line-up of policies to support impoverished citizens in land for production, capital, education, health insurance and others, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen.

Vietnam takes lead in measuring multidimensional poverty: Minister

08:57 | 10/16/2015

Vietnam has taken the lead in applying a multidimensional poverty measurement approach in Asia, which is part of efforts to realise its commitments to eradicating poverty in all forms, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen has said.

PM leaves for trips to Malaysia, Singapore

10:58 | 08/07/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his spouse left Hanoi on August 7 for a two-day official visit to Malaysia and a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence Day on August 9.

Labour export firms face stricter monitors

10:15 | 08/07/2015

The Vietnam Labour Export Association has called on the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs to step up oversight and inspection of companies that hire and train workers for overseas jobs to sustain quality.

Vietnam widely implements Beijing Declaration

15:23 | 06/24/2015

(VOV) -The importance of continuously investing in gender equality to achieve progress for all was stressed at a national dialogue held on June 24 in Hanoi by Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the UN to mark the 20 year implementation of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Vietnam.

The nation responds to drug prevention month

17:52 | 06/19/2015

(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked parents, youth, schools and community leaders across the nation to join the month-long observance of June as national substance abuse prevention month.

NA debates changes to social insurance

11:51 | 05/22/2015

Labourers who are ineligible for retirement pensions because they have not made compulsory social insurance payments for the required amount of years may choose to get a one-off lump sum or continue to receive monthly payments if a Government proposal gets approval from the National Assembly later this month.

NA deputies scrutinise lawmaking plan

16:55 | 05/21/2015

National Assembly deputies stressed the necessity to continue amending, supplementing and issuing new laws during their discussions on lawmaking in 2015 and 2016 at their 9th session in Hanoi on May 21.

New poverty line to be submitted for approval in September

09:01 | 04/16/2015

A new updated poverty line relevant to modern conditions will be submitted to the Prime Minister this September since the existing line is too low, said Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Pham Thi Hai Chuyen on April 15.

Lao leader hails Vietnam labour and social welfare cooperation

15:56 | 04/08/2015

Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong lauded the results of the 4th Vietnam-Laos Labour and Social Welfare Ministerial Meeting while receiving a delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in the capital city of Vientiane on April 7.

Vietnam, Laos intensify labour and social welfare ties

08:54 | 04/08/2015

The 4th Vietnam-Laos labour and social welfare minister meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos, on April 7, highlighting the close and effective engagement between the two agencies.

Vietnam reiterates commitment to empowering women

11:48 | 03/10/2015

Vietnam has reiterated its commitment to the strategic goals set by the Beijing Plan of Actions on empowering women at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) which opened in New York on March 9.