Vietnamese efforts in promoting decent work in supply chains praised


VOV.VN - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) applauded the nation’s efforts in collaborating with the agency in the field of labour statistics and carrying out the Decent Work Country Programme at an international seminar held on October 16 in Geneva.

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai (centre), Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva.
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai (centre), Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva.

Jointly hosted by Vietnam and the ILO on the sidelines of the 21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS), the seminar was designed to introduce a project aimed at surveying the supply chain of decent jobs in the electronics industry in the nation.

In her opening remarks at the event, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, permanent representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organisations in Geneva, reaffirmed the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to implementing sustainable development and decent work goals.

This is along with working alongside social partners and the ILO in implementing various policies aimed at promoting an effective work environment to ensure the rights and benefits of both employers and employees.

The country has concentrated on amending the Labour Code, promoting vocational training, and enhancing the social security system, especially amid challenging employment conditions caused by economic crises and disruptions occurring in the global supply chain over recent times, Ambassador Mai stressed.

The ILO has provided much appreciated co-operation and technical support for Vietnam since its official membership in 1992.

This includes the implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme Vietnam 2022 – 2026 signed between the ILO, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA), and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in March this year, she said.

According to the diplomat, the ILO has chosen the nation as a partner to implement its pilot project on fair work supply chain in the electronics industry in Vietnam.

In their speech, representatives of the ILO introduced the pilot project, saying that new statistical methods on labour and application of digital technology have been developed by the ILO from its practice of labour statistics over the past 20 years.

They underscored the significance of the project, noting that it provides a practical database in order to help policymakers offer their views and provide accurate assessments.

This therefore serves to improve the overall effectiveness of building and implementing labour and employment policies in the electronics industry, which can be applied in other industries and countries to promote the implementation of decent work goals for all people around the world.

The ILO representatives also applauded Vietnamese co-operative efforts, along with the active role played by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam and relevant agencies and organisations in implementing the project.

They noted that the results of the project will serve as the basis and model for the ILO to speed up the widespread application of new statistical methods in countries, towards realising global decent work and sustainable development goals.

Held every five years, the ICLS offers a venue for experts in labour statistics from countries aimed at discussing methods and standards in labour statistics, thereby accelerating the implementation of the goals related to decent work and sustainable development, and improving the efficiency of the working environment.

The event will run until October 20.




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