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Call for an External Collaborator to support in development of guidelines and checklists for labour inspection of occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions for minors and young workers.

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Currently, in partnership with MOLISA as the key Government partner of Viet Nam, ILO is implementing the project, titled “Technical Support for Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam” (ENHANCE).  Among the others, the project aims to provide support to further improve specific aspects of national legislation on child labour, particularly with regard to hazardous work; support to specific agencies to strengthen capacity to implement the national laws and policies through child labour monitoring and enforcement. The project also targets to provide supports in policy development in relation to core labour standards, especially child labour standards obligations so that these form an integral part of Viet Nam’s evolving international trade integration.


Administrative and Finance Assistant, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam (GS-5)

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To achieve the goal of decent work for all in Viet Nam, the ILO Country Office in Viet Nam operates through the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2017-2021, which is the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support in the country. Its’ three main priority areas are (i) Employment and Sustainable Enterprise Development (ii) Social Protection for all (iii) Labour Market Governance. In the implementation  of the DWCP, the ILO Office works  in close partnership with the Government of Viet Nam, in particular its technical line ministry, MOLISA and its social partners, the employers' and workers' organizations. The Vietnam DWCP is an integral part of the One UN Strategic Plan.


ILO is looking for Senior Administrative and Finance Assistant, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam (GS-7)

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The ILO Country Office for Vietnam is implementing a programme entitled Developing and Implementing a New Industrial Relations Framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (“NIRF/FPRW Programme”). The programme has multiple projects with support from several donors including the United States, Japan, European Union (EU) and Canada. The Senior Administration and Finance Assistant will provide direct support for projects under the NIRF/FPRW programme funded by the US Department of Labour and Japan. The Senior Administrative and Finance Assistant will report to the Programme Manager of the NIRF/FPRW Programme.  He or she will provide guidance to the Administration and Finance Assistant will work in close collaboration with the NIRF/FPRW project team and other staff members in the Country Office. The incumbent will perform administrative and finance tasks in accordance with ILO rules. The incumbent will also be required to maintain close working contacts with the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and with ILO Headquarters as and when required.

The position is based in Hanoi, at the grade of GS-7 (UN Salary Scale).

Deadline for submissions: 18:00, 18 October 2017


A consultant for developing policy briefs on key industrial relations issues for the New Industrial Relations Framework (NIRF) Programme

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The ILO Office for Viet Nam is seeking proposals for the delivery of a series of policy briefs to raise awareness of key issues relating to labour law reform with particular attention to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) and commitments under the EU Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement. The successful consultant would be required to deliver outputs under the Terms of Reference during July and September 2017.


Proposals should be submitted by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than 5 pm, 11 July 2017 and include information specified in the Terms of Reference.





1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.