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Update news child labour

The second Programme on the Prevention and Reduction of Child Labour for the 2021 ̶ 25 period was launched in Hanoi on Wednesday. 

COVID-19 crisis could result in an increase in child labour

Children need to be protected from child labour more than ever due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, experts said during a virtual interactive panel discussion held in Hanoi last week.

Vietnam seeks to eliminate child labour

Vietnam’s deeper integration into the global economy requires the country to enhance its capacity to comply with international labour commitments, including the elimination of forced labour and child labour, experts have said.

Vietnam aims to end child labour by 2025

Taking part in the labour force at a young age stunts children's mental and physical development.


Children at risk of child labour in natural disasters

More frequent and severe natural disasters in Viet Nam due to climate change can push children into child labour if proper preventive measures are not taken, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned.

Gov’t cracks down on child labour

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has urged local authorities to increase inspections and punish all establishments using child labour or forced labour.

Stopping child labour is Vietnam's priority

 VietNamNet Bridge – Child labour still exists in Viet Nam, especially in the informal economic sector, despite significant efforts to combat the scourge,

Deforestation declines but usual suspects unchecked

Korean firm fined for wastewater discharge; Deforestation declines but usual suspects unchecked; Ministry urges close watch of arrivals from plague endemic areas; Vietnam, US share labour safety, sanitation experience

Programme aims to stop child labour

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam hopes to increase awareness of child labour and improve the legal framework to protect children at risk under a five-year programme costing VND516 billion.

Social News 19/9

 ASEAN skills competition set for October; Six Mekong Delta cities benefit from WB-funded project; Highway 1A expansion to finish late next year; HCM City seeks EPC contractor for Nguyen Hue street upgrade project

New report shows nearly 3% of children don't go to school

 VietNamNet Bridge – The percentage of children who have never attended school in Viet Nam is high, according to a report unveiled in Ha Noi on Thursday (Sept 11).

Social News 11/9

 Drug authority revokes Robinson Pharma’s operation license; Ho Chi Minh City to build six bus rapid transit lines; Mekong opens first obstetrics hospital; Vietnam to launch 2030 Country Report in 2015; Vietnam steps up measures on child labour

Childcare reforms fail to meet national targets

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Trong An, former deputy head of the Department of Childcare and Protection, tells Hai Quan online newspaper that ensuring adequate healthcare and education for children is an urgent task.