Efforts made to eliminate all forms of child labour in Vietnam by 2025
  • | Nhan Dan | March 22, 2018 05:01 PM
The second National Child Labour Survey was officially launched on March 22, with the aim of eliminating all forms of child labour in Vietnam by 2025.

MOLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep speaking at the workshop (Photo:

The survey was launched at a consultation workshop on child labour held in Hanoi by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Speaking at the workshop, MOLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep stressed that Vietnam has made a huge effort in addressing the child labour issue.

As the first country in Asia, and the second country in the world, to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Vietnam has perfected and promulgated a number of laws and policies to realise the convention and end child labour.

The documents include the Labour Code, the Employment Law, the Children Law, and Education Law, as well as two Prime Minister-approved programmes on child protection, and the prevention and elimination of child labour.

He called on the ILO and its partners to clarify the definition of “child labour” in order to facilitate the law-making process on the issue and ensure the enforcement of children’s rights.

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