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Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to ILO - 14 June 2012
Aid, investment needed to strengthen democracy in Myanmar: Suu Kyi
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.
“Foreign direct investment that results in job-creation should be invited. Investors should adhere to codes of best practices. Track records in regards to internationally recognized labour standards and environmental responsibility should be examined,” she told delegates at the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.
“What I would like to see for our country is democracy-friendly development growth. I would like to call for aid that would strengthen the democratization process by prompting social and economic progress that is beneficial to political reform.” >> Read more
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Video interviews on ILO's involvement with Myanmar
Steven Marshall, ILO Liaison officer in Myanmar
Thant Zin Oo, Workers’ Delegate from Myanmar
Myanmar's Union Minister at the Ministry of Labour, Aung Kyi
Khine Khine Nwe, Myanmar Employers’ delegate
The ILO and Myanmar: Timeline of key developments
Please click on the photo below to see the timeline in full screen mode.