Promoting jobs, protecting people
NATLEX
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Viet Nam > Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons

Show abstract/citation:

Filtered by:
Country: Viet Nam - Subject: Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons

  1. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Decision No. 17/2017/TT-BLDTBXH regulating the work of pupils and students in intermediate schools and colleges. (Thông tư 17/2017/TT-BLĐTBXH Quy chế công tác học sinh sinh viên trường trung cấp cao đẳng) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-30 | VNM-2017-L-106782

    The Decision repeals Decision No. 26/2007/QD-BLDTBXH of December 24, 2007, of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs promulgating the regulation on pupils and students engaged in regular-training establishments and Decision No. 54/2008/QD-BLDTBXH dated May 19, 2008 of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs promulgating the Regulation on evaluation of training results of regular students and pupils in vocational sites. It sets out the work that can be done by students in intermediate and colleges with respect to their vocational training.

  2. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 56/2017/ND-CP detailing some articles of the Law on Children. (Thông tin văn bản 56/2017/NĐ-CP Quy định chi tiết một số điều của Luật trẻ em) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-01 | VNM-2017-R-106869

  3. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law on Children (Law No. No. 102/2016/QH13). (Luật trẻ em) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-01 | VNM-2016-L-103522

    Provides that a child is a person under the age of 16 years old. The Law sets out children's rights and responsibilities, and details the education and care requirements of children as well as their protection. Establishes and sets out the competent authorities in the area of child care and protection. In particular provides that employers must facilitate the employment of parents and guardians so that they can perform their parental duties. They must also provide appropriate conditions of employment for children in apprenticeship or employment. Inter alia, prohibits the trafficking of children.

  4. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 2361/QD-TTg approving the Child Protection Programme 2016-2020. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-22 | VNM-2015-M-103525

  5. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Circular No. 11/2013/TT-BLDTBXH promulgating the list of light tasks permitted for persons under 15 years old. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-01 | VNM-2013-L-94586

    Employers are responsible for ensuring that children under the age of 15 years that are employed in the enterprise are employed only in light work as set out in the list of light work which is permissible annexed to the Circular. They must also ensure that children have a health certificate before they begin work, that the workplace meets the occupational safety and health standards and that they implement the provisions of the Labour Code concerning children. When employing children for the first time, they must inform the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of their province or city. Each year they must send a report to the Ministry concerning the employment of children along with the annual OSH report. Also sets out the responsibilities of the Ministry with respect to the employment of children.

    According to the Circular, children under the age of 13 years are able to be employed as actors or actresses and athletes. Children between the ages of 13 up to 15 years may be employed in
    - traditional jobs, arts and crafts;
    - wicker, making home appliances, fine art crafts from natural materials such as: rattan, bamboo, neohouzeaua, coconut, banana, water hyacinth;
    - Rearing silkworms; and
    - Packing coconut candy.

  6. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular No. 10/2013/TT-BLDTBXH promulgating the list of jobs and workplaces prohibited to young workers. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-01 | VNM-2013-M-94648

  7. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision N. 1555/QD-TTg approving the National Action Program for Children for the 2012-2020 period. (Phe duyet Chuong trinh hanh dong quoc gia vi tre em giai doan 2012 - 2020.) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-17 | VNM-2012-M-94464

    The overall objective of the program is to build a safe, friendly and health living environment for children so that they can better realize their rights; to incrementally narrow the living condition gap between different groups of children and children in different regions; and to improve the quality of life and create equal development opportunities for all children.
    The specific targets include:
    - reducing the number of malnourished children under the age of five and improve health;
    - implementing universal preschool education for five year old children by 2015; by 2020 at least 30% of children of kindergarten age and 80% of children of preschool age will be cared for and educated in educational institutions; by 2020 99% of children of school age will attend primary school and 95% will attend lower secondary school;
    - reducing the rate of disadvantaged children to below 5.5% by 2015 and 5% by 2020.
    - increasing the proportion of communes and wards having standard playgrounds for children by 50% by 2015 and 55% by 2020;
    - increasing the number of children participating in child forums at all levels to 20 per 100,000 by 2015 and 25 per 100,000 by 2020
    - increasing the number of communes and wards attaining the standard of communes and wards suitable for children to 70% by 2015 and 80% by 2020.

  8. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 2474/QD-TTg of December 30, 2011, approving the Vietnamese Youth Development Strategy during 2011-2020. (Phê duyêt Chiên luoc phát triên thanh niên Viêt Nam giai doan 2011 - 2020) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-30 | VNM-2011-M-91576

    Article 1. Approves the Vietnamese youth development strategy. The Major contents of the strategy are: 1. Viewpoints and 2. Objectives of the strategy. Article 2 sets out the Organization and implementation of the Strategy. Article 3 deals with the entry into force of the Decision.

  9. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 91/2011/ND-CP regulating the sanction of administrative violation on protection, care for and education of children. (Nghi dinh 91/2011/ND-CP Quy dinh xu phat vi pham hành chinh ve bao ve, cham sóc và giáo duc tre em.) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-10 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-02 | VNM-2011-R-94640

    This Decree prescribes the acts of administrative violation, the forms, the fine levels, the remedies; sanctioning procedures, competence to sanction administrative violations on the protection, care for and education of children.

    Amends the Decree No.114/2006/ND-CP of October 03, 2006 of the Government defining the sanction of administrative violations on population and children.

  10. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 267/QD-TTg approving the National Program on Child Protection in the 2011-2015 Period. (Phê duyêt Chuong tŕnh quôc gia bao vê tre em giai doan 2011 - 2015.) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02-22 | VNM-2011-M-91604

    Article 1 approves the National Program and sets out the contents of the Program.

    1. Objectives of the Program
    The General target is to create a safe and healthy living environment in which all children are protected. Initiative is also to be taken in preventing, mitigating and eliminating risks to children, reducing the numbers of children falling into difficulty, abused children and child victims of violence. To provide timely support and rehabilitation for these children and create opportunities for them to reintegrate themselves into the community and have equal development opportunities. Specific targets include:
    - reducing the rate of children in difficulty to below 5.5% of the total number of children;
    - identifying and providing support and care for 80% of children in difficulty to help them rehabilitate and reintegrate themselves back into the community and have development opportunities;
    - establishing and putting into effective operation child protection service systems in 50% of the provinces and centrally run cities.
    2. The Programs Beneficiaries, Scope and Duration
    3. The Programs Projects
    4. Solutions for Implementing the Program
    5. Funds for the Program Implementation
    The total funds for the program implementation are VND 1,755.5 billion

    Article 2 deals with the organization of the implementation of the Program. The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs is the main authority to implement the Program, in coordination with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Women's Union and other concerned agencies. Other Ministries may also play a role.

  11. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular No. 23/2010/TT-BLDTBXH specifying the process for intervening in and supporting children suffering from violence or sexual molestation. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-26 | VNM-2010-M-94643

    Made under Decree No. 36/2005/ND-CP March 17, 2005 of the Government detailing the implementation of some articles of the Law on Protection, Care and Education of Children which has since been repealed and replaced by Decree No. 71/2011/ND-CP. This Circular specifies the process for intervening in and supporting children suffering from violence or sexual molestation.

  12. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 239/QD-TTg of February 09, 2010, approving the scheme on universal pre-school education for children aged five years in the 2010-2015 period. (Quyết định 239/QĐ-TTg năm 2010 phê duyệt Đề án phổ cập giáo dục mầm non cho trẻ em năm tuổi giai đoạn 2010-2015 do Thủ tướng Chính phủ ban hành) - Unofficial English Translation Decision in Vietnamese

    Adoption: 2010-02-09 | VNM-2009-M-84422

    approve the Scheme on universal pre-school education for children aged five years in the 2010-2015 period with the following principal contents:
    I - View Points
    II - Objectives
    III - Conditions and Standards for Universalization of Pre-School Education for Children Under 5 Years
    IV - Tasks and Solutions
    V - Funds

  13. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 84/2009/QD-TTG approving the national plan of action for HIV/AIDS-affected children up to 2010, with a vision toward 2020. - Unofficial English Translation Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-04 | VNM-2009-M-84203

    The national plan consists of a number of elements including raising public awareness of the problem and providing care to HIV/AIDS infected children through funding and resourcing state initiatives.

  14. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular No. 87/2008/TT-BTC Guiding the management and use of children relief funds. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-10-08 | VNM-2008-M-94644

    Made under Decree No. 36/2005/ND-CP March 17, 2005 of the Government detailing the implementation of some articles of the Law on Protection, Care and Education of Children which has since been repealed and replaced by Decree No. 71/2011/ND-CP. Children Relief Funds are public non-business units established at central and provincial levels and managed by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (with regard to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children) or provincial-level Services of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (with regard to provincial/ municipal Children Relief Funds) under the Government's Decree No. 186/2007/ND-CP of December 25, 2007, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, and Decree No. 13/2008/ND-CP of February 4, 2008, stipulating the organization of specialized agencies under provincial/municipal People's Committees.

    Persons entitled to supports from Children Relief Funds:
    - Children in exceptionally difficult circumstances, including orphans without anyone to rely on: abandoned children: disabled children; children victims of toxic chemicals; HIV/AIDS- infected children: children doing heavy or dangerous jobs or exposed to hazardous substances; children working far away from their families; street children; sexually abused children; juvenile drug addicts, and juvenile law offenders;
    - Children infected with serious or dangerous diseases requiring high treatment costs; injured children;
    - Children in mountainous, deep-lying or remote regions, former revolutionary bases, and natural disaster- or epidemic-hit areas:
    - Children of poor families who surmount difficulties and record good academic achievements at schools;
    - Children specifically designated by donors;
    - Other children in accordance with the funds' principles and purposes.

    Replaces the Finance Ministry's Circular No. 112/2004/TT-BTC of November 24, 2004, guiding the management and use of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children.

  15. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 17/2007/QD-TTg promulgating the Regulation on reception of, and community reintegration support for, trafficked women and children home from foreign countries.

    Adoption: 2007-01-29 | VNM-2007-R-76175

  16. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No.114/2006/ND-CP defining the sanction of administrative violations on population and children. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-10-03 | VNM-2006-R-94641

  17. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Order No. 24/2005/L-CTN on promulgation of the Youth Law.

    Adoption: 2005-12-09 | VNM-2005-L-73699

  18. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Youth Law (Law No. 53/2005/GH11).

    Adoption: 2005-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | VNM-2005-L-73700

    Provides that the State is responsible for adopting policies to create conditions for youths, inter alia, to study and work (Art. 4.2). The State is also to manage youth employment by implementing policies, strategies and programs, through training, inspection of violations and complaints (Art. 5). Art. 7 provides for international cooperation on youth employment. Art. 10 sets out the rights and obligations of youths with respect to employment. Art. 18 sets out the responsibilities for the State, family and society with respect to youth employment. Art. 31 states that the State is to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is ratified by Vietnam.

  19. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 14/2004/L-CTN on the promulgation of the law on child protection, care and education. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-24 | VNM-2004-R-94645

    Promulgates the The Law on Child Protection, Care and Education.

  20. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 25/2004/QH11 on Child Protection, Care and Education. - Unofficial English Translation Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | VNM-2004-L-84243

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Basic Rights and Duties of Children
    Chapter III - Responsibilities for Child Protection, Care and Education
    Chapter IV - Protection, Care and Education of Disadvantaged Children
    Chapter V - Implementation Provisions

  21. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 19/2004/QD-TTg ratifying the 2004-2010 program on prevention of, and solution to, the situation of street children, sexually abused children and children subjected to heavy labour or working under noxious and hazardous conditions. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-02-12 | VNM-2004-M-94646

    Ratifies the 2004-2010 Program on prevention of, and solution to, the situation of street children, sexually abused children and children subjected to heavy labor or working under noxious and hazardous conditions. The Overall objectives of the Program are to raise the awareness and promote actions of the entire society for the work of child protection; to prevent, gradually reduce and proceed to substantially reduce by the year 2010 the number of street children, sexually abused children and children subjected to heavy labor or working under noxious and hazardous conditions, and create conditions for those children to be protected, cared for, educated and to develop and enjoy an ever better life.
    2. Specific objectives:
    - To prevent the delinquency situation of children and support street children, with a view to reducing by 90% the number of those children by the year 2010, of whom 70% shall be rendered support to integrate themselves with their families.
    - To prevent, gradually reduce and proceed to substantially reduce by the year 2010 the number of sexually abused children.
    - To prevent and solve the situation that children have to do heavy jobs or work under noxious and hazardous conditions in order to reduce by 90% of the number of those children by the year 2010.
    - To raise the managerial capability of officials engaged in child protection work, specially those of the ministries, branches and People¿s Committees of all levels in charge of protecting and caring for children in special circumstances.

  22. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 76/2003/ND-CP of June 27, 2003 prescribing and guiding in detail the application of education camps. - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-27 | VNM-2003-R-71354

    Provides, inter alia, that persons who are not yet 18 years or who are female and over 55 years or male and over 60 years shall not be consigned to education camps.

  23. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No.23/2001/QD-TTg ratifying the Vietnam National Programme of Action for Children in the period 2001-2010.

    Adoption: 2001-02-26 | VNM-2001-M-58979

    Ratifies the "Vietnam National Programme of Action for Children" in the 2001-2010 period. Overall objectives of this programme are: to create optimum conditions to fully meet the needs and basic rights of children, prevent the dangers of harming children, and to build a safe and healthy environment for Vietnamese children to have the opportunity to be protected, cared for, educated and develop in all fields.

  24. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decree No. 59/2000/ND-CP providing for the application of commune/ward/township-based education measures to juvenile offenders.

    Adoption: 2000-10-30 | VNM-2000-M-57935

    Makes provision for community-based education measures for convicted juvenile offenders. Convicted juvenile offenders shall actively redress their wrongdoings, study, honestly work for their living, and participate in the collective activities in the communities where they reside.

  25. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 134/1999/QD-TTg on the ratification of the program of action for protection of children in special circumstances for the period 1999-2002.

    Adoption: 1999-05-31 | VNM-1999-M-53873

    Sets forth a Programme of Action for the protection of children in special circumstances which has as its objective the elimination of child labour in arduous or dangerous conditions, the reduction of sexual abuse of children and crimes committed against children, and the reduction of drug use among children.

  26. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions of the Prime Minister to implement the Law on Child Protection. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-05-20 | VNM-1998-M-71731

  27. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Directive on the strengthening of the task of protecting children, preventing and tackling the problem of street children and child labour abuse (No. 6/1998/CT-TTg). - English translation

    Adoption: 1998-01-23 | VNM-1998-M-49389

    Requires the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Vietnam Committee for Protection and Care of Children, and other government agencies to draft plans and coordinate activities to address problems of child poverty and child labour.

  28. Viet Nam - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 770-TTg on the Organization of and Policy Towards Young Volunteers.

    Adoption: 1994-12-20 | VNM-1994-M-78274

    Provides the functions and role of the Young Volunteers, an organization of the shock force of the youth founded by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to mobilize Young Volunteers to carry out economic and social programs and projects of the State.


© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer