ILO Assists Vietnam in Job Creation and Social Security

On October 25th, the Department of International Cooperation from the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) partnered with the International Labor Organization (ILO) Vietnam to host the workshop titled "Promoting the implementation of Vietnam-ILO National Cooperation Program on Decent Work 2022-2026."

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ILO Supports Vietnam in Creating Jobs And Ensuring Social Security

ILO Supports Vietnam in Creating Jobs And Ensuring Social Security
Overview of the workshop. Photo: hanoimoi

According to Luu Quang Tuan, Director of the International Cooperation Department of MOLISA, Vietnam and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have been cooperating on the Decent Work Agenda since its global launch. They have developed and signed three cycles of cooperation for the periods 2006-2010, 2012-2016, and 2017-2021.

During these cycles, the Government and social partners have worked closely with the ILO to focus on improving the quality and sustainability of growth through human resource development.

The key areas of focus have been inclusive and equitable development through social policies, improvements in the social security system, support for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, and strengthening the labor market governance.

In the fourth cooperation cycle (2022-2026), with the support of the ILO, the main focus remains on employment, human resource development, and social security. The aim is to ensure a harmonious balance between the rights of workers and businesses, in line with Vietnam’s sustainable development strategy and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda.

ILO Supports Vietnam in Creating Jobs And Ensuring Social Security
Ingrid Christensen, Director of the ILO Vietnam, shared some insights into the cooperation on employment and social security.

During the event, Ingrid Christensen emphasized that this program is not only implemented in Vietnam but also in many other countries worldwide.

The program sets a framework for cooperation and the development of decent work, taking into account the socio-economic conditions of each country and with the support of the ILO.

The focus of employment promotion is on the informal sector, young workers, and efforts to eliminate child labor and forced labor.

Within the program framework, the delegates discussed policy consulting activities, including international lessons for Vietnam in the process of amending labor laws and policies, such as the Social Insurance Law and the Employment Law.

Moreover, the delegates discussed the importance of building harmonious, stable, and progressive labor relations within businesses, ensuring the alignment of worker, business, and societal interests.

Rosie Nguyen