Viet Nam will officially join the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on December 31, 2015. This is considered an important step forward and it will have a strong impact on all aspects of Vietnam’s economy, education, technology, and the labor market in particular.

Viet Nam is a country with abundant labor resources and a young population structure. As of April 2014, the scale of the labor force from 15 years of age and greater in Viet Nam was 53.8 million people. In particular, the number of working-age people was 47.52 million. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO) the labor ratio in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries was 47.1 %, the industry - construction sector was 20.8 %, and services was 32.1 %.


This paper focuses on a collection of testimonies from some generations of former students who attended two female high schools, Ao Tim in Saigon and Dong Khanh in Hue during the period between 1920 and 1945.

The Center for Development Studies and the Faculty of Sociology, Social Work and Southeast Asian Studies of the Open University in Ho Chi Minh City organized a workshop on October 9, 2014. It was a scholarly discussion with the theme "The phenomenon of migration and migrants from a sociological perspective" presented by the two speakers: Mr. Pham Nhu Ho, MA and Ms. Nguyen Bao Thanh Nghi, PhD.

On 21 May 2014, the Gender and Society (GAS) Research Center – Hoa Sen University organized a workshop entitled "How gender equality is envisioned in the fourth most gender equal country in the world" with Ms. Märian Linnéa Nordqvist as guest speaker. 



The mission of school social work is to achieve quality education for all. Both girls and boys have their troubles in school, and school social workers must focus on the obstacles faced by all children and youth.

The opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations  in Vietnam, the  International Organization for Migration and any Vietnamese Government Agency

Migration is increasingly being acknowledged as an issue that needs a global approach and coordinated responses...