ILO, Vietnam hold policy dialogue on child labor

The International Labor Organization and Vietnam has held policy dialogue on international labor commitments related to child labor in the context of international integration.

At the forum in Hanoi on Wednesday, participants shared experience and worked out recommendations on the prevention and protection of child labor. Dang Hoa Nam, Head of the Department of Child Care and Protection at the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, urged regular involvement and close coordination of social partners, state agencies, businesses, trade unions, social organizations, families, and communities to protect children from hard, hazardous, and dangerous labor. He said the project on minimizing and eliminating child labor from 2016 to 2020 spells out responsibilities of involved parties: Groups of children at risk and illegal child laborers will be assisted to integrate into the community and provided with opportunities for development. The project focuses on prevention. It also sets specific targets relating to awareness, capability, and responsibilities of administrations at all levels, sectors, and organizations concerning employers, communities, and children.

ILO Viet Nam Director Chang Hee Lee said the ILO wants to strengthen partnership with businesses to minimize child labor in Vietnam and help the country address challenges of economics, demography, technology, environment, and fundamental rights in the workplace.

Source: VOV5