International Commitments

International integration in the field of labor and social

In 70 years, the Party, State and people always striving tirelessly for solidarity, cooperation and friendship between peoples.

As early as 1947, President Ho Chi Minh solemnly declared: "Vietnam wants to be friends with all democratic countries, without causing animosity with anyone". Today, the big idea was that the Party and State It is expressed in the motto: " Vietnam wants to be friends with all countries in the world community, striving for peace, independence and development ".

Currently, Vietnam has diplomatic relations with 180 out of 193 member states of the United Nations organizations; have commercial relations with nearly 230 countries and territories, development cooperation strategies, comprehensive with all the developed countries and participated increasingly in relation to the political center - business leading health. Our country's position and role in increasing regional organizations and international, are active members and have the responsibility of organizing the UN, ASEAN, APEC, ASEM, the Francophonie ... We continue to expand relations with more than 700 non-governmental organizations International (INGOs) with many political views and different concerns, but are generally desired goal to increase cooperation with Vietnam. This shows that the innovation policy in the foreign policy of the correctness of the Party and State of Vietnam has been international friends interested and active cooperation, bringing practical results, contributing to the development of comprehensive economic - social.

Together with the foreign operations, the Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs has gradually rose to contribute to the successful cooperation in the field of international integration of the country.

During the integration and expansion of international cooperation in the fields of labor and social, Department of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs has established cooperative relationships with other organizations active in the system of Lien Nations like UNDP, ILO, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN WOMEN, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNODC, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ... as well as with the international financial institutions and places like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF); participated in the organization of economic, trade and world region, signed the multilateral cooperation agreements on specific sectors such as social workers and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), Asia Cooperation Forum - Europe Meeting (ASEM), a forum of economic cooperation in Asia - Pacific (APEC), World Trade Organization (WTO) ...; Strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation, in 10 years, signed and executed on 30 agreements, minutes of continued cooperation and negotiation and signing of nine cooperation agreements / memoranda other ; has partnerships with nearly 40 non-governmental organizations abroad, including nearly 20 non-governmental organizations direct cooperation with the Ministry to implement about 130 projects to support, giving priority to poverty alleviation, support people with disabilities, children in especially difficult circumstances ...

External relations and international cooperation in the field of labor and social development increasingly towards diversification, multilateralisation and focused on quality, efficiency, contribute to strengthening the friendship, understanding know, mutual trust and create a premise, opens the possibilities and modalities for future cooperation. The result of integration and expansion of international cooperation in the field of social work and helped affirm and enhance the position of the sector in the region and around the world, helping Vietnam become a reliable partner and responsible member of the international community.

International cooperation has positive support for the work of technical perfecting the social workers and their alignment with socialist-oriented market economy and conventions, international practices, meet integration requirements. International cooperation has moved from the mode of "aid" directly to the "transfer of knowledge, management skills" to strengthen national capacity in research, policy-making, construction documents law, implement and evaluate the implementation of law and policy, and social workers.

Through the programs / projects of technical assistance and financing on the basis of unity, harmony Vietnam needs and priorities of donors to address labor issues and social and is a basic guideline for international cooperation Expansion of multilateral and bilateral organizations and NGOs. The program / project priorities focus on supporting Vietnam implementation of national target programs such as capacity building at the level of vocational training qualifications, especially at high levels, contributing to improve the competitiveness of human resources; labor market development, mount the supply - demand for labor and decent work, expanding labor market reception of Vietnam; sustainable poverty reduction and multi-dimensional approach, focusing particularly difficult areas, mountainous and ethnic minorities, reducing the gap in development levels and living standards between regions and strata apartment and nationalities; development of the social security system from accessing the country of human rights, diversity and flexibility, able to reduce the damage and prevent, restrict and overcome risks to the place where the people; protect and care for children; promote gender equality; prevention of HIV / AIDS and other social evils ... More achievements and social workers in our country the last time the internationally recognized and appreciated, particularly in reducing the positive achievements poor implementation of the millennium goals, ensure social security in the context strongly affected by the financial crisis - the currency and the global economic downturn last ...

In the general trend of the globalization process, especially when Vietnam has become a member of WTO and increasingly deep integration with the international community, the content of social labor and increasingly respected and not integral to the content of the Agreement on economic liberalization and multilateral trade, regional and bilateral, Ministry had been actively researching and participating in the process of preparing and negotiating the Agreement in Intra-ASEAN and between ASEAN and Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, India, as well as bilateral agreements, the Partnership Agreement on the Trans-Pacific (TPP), Free Trade Agreement Vietnam - European Union (VEFTA), the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus, withdraw and Ka-Kazakhstan) ...

Thus, international cooperation of industry was no longer confined within a purely recipient that has evolved into an equal partnership, cooperation and development, shared benefits and responsibilities at higher and higher levels. The content of the sector's increasingly important role in the economic integration process of the country internationally.

Through the integration and expansion of international cooperation fields and social workers, national capacity has been gradually perfecting improve, especially in terms of thinking and knowledge of the integration process, understanding better partners, practice skills in the integration process and above all establish harmonious relationships between local and foreign partners to implement the commitments, programs / projects of cooperation ... more and more professional service adaptation process of institutional systems, legislation and national policy requirements, the international context while ensuring the sovereignty and security in the development process. It was one of the decisive factors contributing to the success of the integration.