ILO to continue employment support

A 2012-2016 programme of co-operation between Vietnam and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was signed in a ceremony held in Hanoi on May 25.

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said the programme aims to promote sustainable employment in Vietnam, which meant effective work in a safe and fair environment. 

It will be developed based on Vietnam’s achievements in coordination with the ILO in previous years and the Government's priorities in employment and social protection. 

Chuyen urged relevant agencies to involve in ILO programme with a focus on supporting the development of labour codes and the National Programme for Employment for the 2011-12 period.

The programme will also concentrate on employment for youth and rural workers, activities to enhance harmonious working relationships at enterprises, and measures to implement the Government's social protection strategies, she said. 

She said the programme will be a key tool for the ILO and relevant tripartite partners to develop co-operation plans and mobilise resources in the most effective ways for promoting sustainable employment in Vietnam.