Vietnam ratifies ILO Convention 159 on employment for workers with disabilities

Vietnam has ratified the ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Disabled Persons, further proving the country's commitment to eliminating employment discrimination against people with disabilities.

Under the convention, countries must modify or abolish existing laws, regulations and customs that constitute discrimination against persons with disabilities, among others. It also outlines action and policies at the national level to develop vocational rehabilitation and employment services for people with disabilities. This ratification is a further step to strengthen the country's existing legal framework to support people with disabilities. Convention 159 is the 23rd ILO convention Vietnam has ratified. It will be effective 12 months from the date of submission of Vietnam's dossier to be registered with the ILO Director General.

Source: VOV5