13 June 2023
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic recession and climate change have become huge obstacles to the goal of eliminating child labour not only in Vietnam but also around the world.
According to the Vietnam Second National Child Labour Survey published in 2020, the rate of child labour among 5–17-year-olds is 5.3%, equivalent to about 1 million child labourers. To address this issue, Vietnam has established a strong legal framework to better align with international standards and implemented many programmes and projects to reduce child labour at the central level.
For example, the Technical Assistance Project to Improve National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam is implemented by the International Labour Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs of Vietnam. As a result, nearly 6,000 children have access to education, vocational training, career guidance, suitable job placement, and livelihood development services.
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