At the forum in Hanoi on March 13, participants shared experience and gave recommendations on the prevention and protection of child labor.
Dang Hoa Nam, Head of the Department of Child Care and Protection at the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, urged regular involvement and close coordination of social partners, state agencies, businesses, trade unions, social organizations, families, and communities to protect children from hard, hazardous, and dangerous labor.
He said the project on minimizing and eliminating child labor from 2016 to 2020 spells out responsibilities of involved parties.
“Groups of children at risk and illegal child laborers will be assisted to integrate into the community and provided with opportunities for development. The project focuses on prevention. It also set specific targets relating to awareness, capability, and responsibilities of administrations at all levels, sectors, and organizations who are related to employers, communities, and children,” he said.
ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee said the ILO wishes to promote partnership with businesses to minimize child labor in Vietnam and help the country address challenges in terms of economics, demography, technology, the environment, and fundamental rights in the workplace.