Danish Director of ILO in Vietnam Awarded Medal

Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard, Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Vietnam, was on 26 October 2011 award a medal “For the building of trade union organizations” by the General Confederation of Labour, Hanoi.

Speaking at the ceremony, the president of Vietnam Labor Federation Dang Ngoc Tung noted and appreciated Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard’s work as Director ILO Office in Vietnam. Her contributions helped to promote and strengthen relations between the social partners in Vietnam, including trade unions, he said.

Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard has been the Director of the ILO Office in Vietnam since 2008. She has contributed with activities that support institutional development, policy and capacity building among partners in Vietnam to provide jobs and social security. As the director of the ILO office in Vietnam, she has helped build an important relationship between the social partners in Vietnam and supports many activities of the Vietnam Trade Union.

Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard will finish her assignment in Vietnam by December this year to assume her new duties as the Coordinator for special initiatives on knowledge management at the central ILO office in Geneva.

Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard said, the experience acquired in working time in Vietnam will help her very much on the new position.

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