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UN conventions submitted to National Assembly for ratification

17:17 | 10/23/2014

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) were submitted to the National Assembly (NA) for ratification on October 23.

Result-oriented poverty reduction policies needed

10:53 | 10/13/2014

Provinces and cities should categorise poor households accurately to ensure all people living with difficulties will equally benefit from social welfare policies, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Pham Thi Hai Chuyen has said.

Vietnam continues to send workers to RoK

12:30 | 10/10/2014

Labour officials of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) plan to continue the Employment Permit System (EPS) programme, which sends Vietnamese workers to RoK.

Economy creates 1 mln jobs in eight months

19:51 | 09/25/2014

(VOV) - The Vietnam economy has added more than one million jobs in the first eight months of the year, meeting 64% of the annual goal, according to a report by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Economic study paints positive GDP and jobs forecast

18:30 | 09/04/2014

(VOV) - Vietnam’s GDP is forecast to jump up by 14.5% and employment growth by 10.5%, according to the latest study of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ASEAN Secretariat.

10th ASEAN Skills Competition taking shape

12:49 | 08/09/2014

(VOV) -As many as 293 candidates from 10 ASEAN countries will take part in the 10th regional skills competition at the Hanoi-based National Convention Centre from October 19-29.

Panasonic donates washing machines to needy children

14:51 | 07/31/2014

Panasonic Vietnam Co. Ltd., on July 30 presented over 1,000 washing machines worth VND5 billion (US$235,000) to social welfare centres for children and boarding schools for ethnic children nationwide.

Vietnam, Italy agree to further boost labour cooperation

08:48 | 06/14/2014

Vietnam and Italy have agreed to increase delegation exchanges and the sharing of experience to further strengthen bilateral labour cooperation, especially in sustainable job generation and migrant labour management.

Vietnam backs ILO’s initiative on fair migration

15:24 | 06/12/2014

Vietnam strongly supports initiatives set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in building an agenda for fair migration to ensure legitimate rights of labourers, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen.

NA deputies hear draft law revisions

09:19 | 05/28/2014

National Assembly (NA) deputies in the morning of May 27 discussed draft revisions to the Law on Housing and the Law on Real Estate Trading during the 13th NA’s ongoing seventh session.

Vietnam attends ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (ALMM)

11:26 | 05/23/2014

(VOV) - A Vietnamese delegation led by Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen attended the 23rd ALMM held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from May 20-22.

Overlapping policies hinder poverty reduction efforts

09:42 | 04/07/2014

Overlapping policies are hindering poverty reduction efforts, according to Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen.

Dialogue focuses on empowering women and girls

17:59 | 03/31/2014

(VOV) - Roughly 150 delegates from state management agencies, research units, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on March 31 attended a dialogue in Hanoi aimed at strengthening the involvement of women and girls in the social welfare system.

Labour Safety-Fire Prevention Week kicks off in Hue

13:27 | 03/16/2014

(VOV) - The 16th annual National Week on Labour Safety and Hygiene and Fire and Explosion Prevention was launched in Thua Thien-Hue province on March 16.

Labour export- key to economic vitality

13:40 | 02/17/2014

(VOV) - The labour sector will implement practical measures to ensure sustainable poverty reduction and social welfare, with priority given to labour export.