Vietnam attends 109th session of International Labour Conference

Saturday, 2021-06-12 11:27:31
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Vietnamese delegation attending the session. (Photo: MoLISA)
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NDO – A Vietnamese delegation, led by Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Dao Ngoc Dung, attended the 109th session of the International Labour Conference, held virtually in the Swiss capital Geneva on June 11.

The event featured the participation of over 4,000 delegates from Governments’ agencies, employers and employees from the 187 member countries and territories of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The Vietnamese delegation also saw the presence of representatives from Vietnam's permanent delegation in Geneva, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance.

Speaking at the general session, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung expressed his high appreciation and agreement with the conference’s theme and support the ILO’s initiative on a global response​constructing a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and the use of the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work as a roadmap for implementation.

He said that this initiative would significantly contribute to the world's continued progress towards the goals of the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the pursuit of the ILO's mission on promoting social justice and decent and sustainable jobs for everyone.

Minister Dao Ngoc Dung speaking at the session. (Photo: MoLISA)

Minister Dung also noted that these are priorities the Vietnamese Government has promoted. Since the first outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam has conducted drastic measures to prevent and control it thanks to the consensus and support of labourers, enterprises and the whole society. The Government set out many policies and aid packages to help people, especially disadvantaged ones, as well as businesses, overcome their collective difficulties.

The Vietnamese Minister added that the Vietnamese National Assembly has passed the Labour Code (amended) supplementing and completing the legal framework on employment relations, labour conditions, and social welfare in line with the reality and development of Vietnam. Subsequently, two more fundamental ILO conventions, No.98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining and No.105 on Abolition of Forced Labour, were ratified,

The Vietnamese Government has issued a new plan on building and promoting harmonious, stable and progressive labour relations in enterprises and the Prime Minister also issued a programme to prevent and reduce child labour for the 2021-2025 period, with a vision to 2030 on May 27.

Vietnam’s tripartite partners, along with the ILO, are developing a cooperation programme on decent work for the fourth cycle (2022-2026), ensuring that decent labour goals are always integrated into Vietnam's socio-economic development strategies and plans.