ILO to continue employment support
HA NOI — A 2012-16 programme of co-operation between Viet Nam and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), was signed by representatives of relevant agencies in a ceremony held in Ha Noi yesterday.
According to Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, the programme's aim was to promote sustainable employment in Viet Nam, which meant effective work in a safe and fair environment.
It would be developed based on the achievements that Viet Nam had made in co-operation with the ILO in previous years and the Government's priorities in employment and social protection.
Chuyen urged relevant agencies involved and the ILO to develop plans for the programme's implementation with a focus on supporting the development of labour codes and the National Programme for Employment for the 2011-12 period. The latter's focus would centre around employment for youth and for rural workers, activities to enhance harmonious working relationships at enterprises, and those to help the implementation of the Government's social protection strategies.
She said the programme would be a key tool for the ILO and relevant tripartite partners to develop co-operation plans and mobilise resources in the most effective ways for promoting sustainable employment in Viet Nam. — VNS