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27 Jul 2017 description

ILO: Access to justice often out of reach for migrant workers in South-East Asia New study finds that migrant workers lack access to fair and responsive remedies for labour rights abuses.

26 July 2017 BANGKOK (ILO News) – Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, the ILO finds in a new study on Access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia .

28 Oct 2015 description

This Rapid Assessment intended to capture data on the living, working and education status conditions of child labourers in the Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone to inform the design of child labour prevention and elimination interventions for industrial zones. It also aimed to gather the perceptions of different groups about child labour, the effect of prior programmes for the elimination of child labour, and the attitudes of employers and local authorities to possible programme interventions.

19 Jun 2013 description

The restrictions were related to the country’s non compliance of the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No.29).

GENEVA – In a historic move, delegates attending the International Labour Conference (ILC) have voted to lift all remaining ILO restrictions on Myanmar.

13 Jun 2013 description

YANGON (ILO News) – Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in May 2008, causing more than 130,000 deaths and ravaging the Irrawaddy delta region in what has reportedly been the country’s worst natural disaster.

As often happens in such tragedies, the poor and vulnerable were the worst hit. Among the victims, many women who survived the cyclone suddenly found themselves as the head of their household, and needing to work.

20 Nov 2012 description

Decent Work in Myanmar - New ILO programme addresses the building of democracy

This brochure outlines the ILO framework for its technical cooperation programme in Myanmar over the next few years. An annex details the projects involved.

In November 2012 the ILO Governing Body endorsed the programme framework for ILO technical cooperation activities in Myanmar. The programme was supported by tripartite consultation and recognizes the depth and scope of the reform agenda in Myanmar.

15 Jun 2012 description

Aung San Suu Kyi stresses the problems of youth employment, calls for help in boosting democracy and invites socially responsible investment in Myanmar.

GENEVA (ILO News) – In a landmark address to the ILO, Aung San Suu Kyi called for international aid and investment to help build a better future for Myanmar and highlighted the problems of youth unemployment.

14 Jun 2012 description

The International Labour Organization has lifted its restrictions on the full participation of Myanmar in its activities and decided to review the progress on the elimination of forced labour in the country next year.

GENEVA (ILO News) – The decision, taken by the International Labour Conference during its annual meeting in Geneva, comes a day before Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and Member of Parliament in Myanmar, addresses the Conference’s plenary on Thursday 14 June.

14 Jun 2011 description

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, spoke via video message to the delegates of the 100th International Labour Conference of the ILO. She expressed her hope that the ILO would expand its activities in Myanmar and help usher in an era of social justice. The International Labour Organization's current activities in Myanmar include efforts to ensure the elimination of forced labour.

10 Mar 2011 description

310th Session, Geneva, March 2011




1. Activity since the last report has taken place against the backdrop of the general election which was held on 7 November 2010 and the subsequent transition, which is still continuing at the time of writing. During this period, the complaints mechanism provided for in the Supplementary Understanding between the Government of Myanmar and the ILO has continued to operate.

03 Jun 2010 description


99th Session, Geneva, June 2010

Committee on the Application of Standards


A. Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), by Myanmar

B. Report of the Liaison Officer to the special sitting on Myanmar (Convention No. 29) of the Committee on the Application of Standards and register of cases as of 17 May 2010


23 Jul 2009 description

The agreement signed by Germany and the International Labour Organization is part of a project in line with the ILO's Forced Labour Convention No. 29.

GENEVA - The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will cooperate in the implementation of a project in Myanmar entitled "Elimination of Underage Recruitment in Myanmar". To this end, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany has donated 737,055 USD covering the period July 2009-May 2010.

In line with the ILO's Forced Labour Convention No.

17 Jun 2009 description

Third item on the agenda: Information and reports on the application of Conventions and Recommendations Report of the Committee on the Application of Standards




A Government representative of Myanmar said his delegation was pleased to join the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the International Labour Organization which focused on "90 years working for social justice".

07 Nov 2008 description


1. The Liaison Officer reported to the 301st Session (March 2008) of the Governing Body as well as to the special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards during the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference (June 2008), in accordance with the Conference resolution of 2000.

2. This report covers activities on the ground since the last report. It provides an update on the functioning of the complaints mechanism under the Supplementary Understanding.

18 Nov 2005 description

GENEVA (ILO news) - The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) concluded its 294th session following discussions by tripartite delegates on issues ranging from respect of basic labour rights in Myanmar, Cambodia, Colombia and other countries to strategies for new partnerships to promote a fair globalization.

04 Jan 2005 description


GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office (ILO) today released the following statement by Director-General Juan Somavia regarding the role of the ILO in the response to the earthquake and tidal wave in the Indian Ocean Area:

"In the days since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean area, we have all struggled to grasp the enormity and devastation of this disaster. Each day brings new information on the impact of this cataclysm and dire warnings of its long-term consequences.