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ILO and Viet Nam trains labour officials in 34 provinces on the revised legislation and policy on labour migration.

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In November 2022, ILO in collaboration with Viet Nam’s Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) trained 64 leaders and staff from the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of 34 Northern and Southern provinces on the new legislation framework governing labour migration in Vietnam (Law 69 and its five sub-law). The training aimed to build capacity for labour authorities at the provincial level on enforcement of the law and implementation of policies, guidance and support to workers; monitoring and inspection to ensure compliance of recruitment agencies as well as prevention of fraudulent recruitment and illegal charges from migrant workers.

 The training covered regulations on recruitment agencies, workers’ rights,  regulations on fees and costs chargeable to migrant workers, prohibited acts, inspection and sanction on violations, and support to migrant workers in complaints and denunciations,  the Fund for Overseas Employment Support, database on the management of migrant workers under contracts, roles and responsibilities of local administration in management and support to returned migrant workers, prevention of discrimination, human trafficking and forced labor.

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