ILO Convention against forced labor seeks NA’s approval
15:21 | 21/05/2020

VGP – Vice State President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh presented a State President’s proposal on Viet Nam's joining of the International Labor Organization (ILO)’s Abolition of Forced Labor Convention (Convention 105).

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh

The proposal was delivered on May 21 at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly. 

According to Thinh, Convention 105 is extremely necessary and of great meaning to Viet Nam in all aspects. 

Adopted by the ILO on June 25, 1957, Convention 105 is one of the two ILO conventions against forced labor, along with Convention 29 which Viet Nam joined in 2007. 

Convention 105 covers ten chapters on fundamental international regulations on the abolition of forced labor and ensuring laborers’ right to free choice of profession and employment.

This is one of the human rights and basic rights of citizens stipulated in the 2013 Constitution, Ms. Thinh said, adding that the abolition of forced labor is not only the basic standard set by the ILO but also the universal human rights standard mentioned in the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).  

At the session, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung presented the PM’s report elaborating Viet Nam’s engagement in Convention 105./.

By Kim Loan 


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