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Signing Ceremony on promoting the international labour standards in Vietnam in 2021 – 2030 and Awarding Ceremony on Medal of appreciation for the Cause of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs

21/05/2021

On May 20th, at the Ministry’s Head office, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) held the Signing Ceremony on promoting the international labour standards in Vietnam in 2021 – 2030 and Awarding Ceremony on Medal of appreciation for the Cause of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs for Dr. Chang Hee Lee, Director of ILO Vietnam. Attending the event were Minister Dao Ngoc Dung; Deputy Minister Le Van Thanh; Dr. Chang Hee Lee, Director of ILO Vietnam; Leadership representatives from the relevant units under MOLISA and ILO office in Hanoi.

Since participated in International Labour Organization in 1992, Vietnam has ratified 25 ILO’s Conventions, in which there have been 7/8 basic Conventions. Vietnam has also made effort to implement the Convention, including uniformity among domestic legal systems, especially the Labour Code 2019 (amended).
To promote the application and implementation of the international labour standards in Vietnam, as well as enhance the tight cooperation, improve the research on participation and application match with the international labour standards in Vietnam, MOLISA and ILO Vietnam have cooperated to build the MOU on cooperation in promoting the international labour standards in Vietnam in 2021 – 2030, this MOU has shown the general commitment and create the cooperation framework between MOLISA and ILO Vietnam in this field.
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On this occasion, MOLISA held the Awarding ceremony on the medal of appreciation for the cause of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs for Dr. Chang Hee Lee, Director of ILO Vietnam.
Dr. Chang Hee Lee has had an important contribution to promoting the cooperation between Vietnam and ILO and creating active changes in the field of labour, employment in Vietnam. He also supported Vietnam in the process of support the EU to ratify the EVFTA agreement, amending the Labour Code 2019, and improving the state management capacity of the Ministry which contributes to improving the status of Vietnam in ILO.
Addressing at the event, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung affirmed that the Signing Ceremony the MOU between MOLISA and ILO on cooperation in promoting the implementation of the ILO’s Conventions in Vietnam in the period 2021 – 2030 was an important event remarking the new cooperation period between the two sides, especially, in the context of changing world of work, industrial relationship, labour’s representative organizations…
The Minister thanked ILO for the accompanies with MOLISA and Vietnam’s Government, which displayed the tight tripartite connection in implementation the general goals on human rights, citizen’s rights, and industrial relation development.
The Minister highly appreciated the contributions of Dr. Chang Hee Lee into the field of labour, employment recently. He acknowledged the contribution of Dr. Chang Hee Lee with his consultations, advice into building the policies on wages, social insurance, and retirement age adjustment, labour’s representative organization, collective bargaining… Minister Dao Ngoc Dung believes that Dr. Chang Hee Lee will succeed at the new position, and continue contributing to the improvement of lives, income, and working conditions for the labourers.
At the Ceremony, Dr. Chang Hee Lee shared the honor when received the Medal for the Cause of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs. Dr. Chang Hee Lee thanked all colleagues in MOLISA and ILO Vietnam for their trust and support during his process of working and living in Vietnam. He affirmed that, at any position, he will continue to support Vietnam and MOLISA in the duties of protecting the labourer’s right better.
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