21 November 2017
The ILO and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business facilitated a multi-stakeholder discussion focussed on how to effectively promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities (PWDs), including a discussion on quotas, what supporting measures are needed to make quotas a success, and alternatives to quotas, drawing on other countries’ experiences.
28 September 2017
ILO Liaison Office in Myanmar will launch its much awaited publication ILO Guide to Myanmar Labour Law 2017. There will be an introduction to the Guide, followed by Q&A session. The Guide is now available in English, Myanmar and Korean. It will soon be available in Chinese as well.
28 August 2017
Training workshop on assessing the employment impacts of trade in Myanmar for technical specialists and policy working group member.
The first meeting of the series of sectoral consultations and social dialogues within policy working group members and representatives from stakeholder institutions
28 August 2017
5 June 2017
28 April 2017
On 28 April 2017, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, together with employers and workers organisations, marked the first ever Myanmar Safety and Health Day in Yangon and Mandalay. The event was part of the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
29 - 30 September 2016
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Denmark, Japan, the United States of America, the European Union, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened the second Stakeholders' Forum of the Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labour Rights and Practices in Myanmar ('the Initiative') on 29-30 September 2016.
Consultation Workshop on the Development of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Child Labour in Myanmar
9 September 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is providing assistance to the Government of Myanmar in formulating a comprehensive National Action Plan on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (NAP). This activity will contribute to the national efforts and the goals of the ILO’s Global Action Plan against the worst forms of child labour (WFCL), within the framework of the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 182). This NAP will target the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) as a priority, while aiming at the elimination of all child labour in the long term.
2016 Signing Ceremony of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Overseas Employment Agencies Federation in Myanmar
19 August 2016
The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and with technical input from the ILO TRIANGLE project have developed a Code of Conduct and a Monitoring Mechanism to develop ethical recruitment practices in Myanmar and create standards across the sector so potential migrants can be assured of safe and effective recruitment procedures. Since April when the Code was open for signing, 72 Overseas employment agents have signed the Code and on August 19th they will be issued with the Certificates. This will allow the Monitoring Mechnism to be put into place to monitor and rank the compliance of the agencies on the Code in the coming year.
Release of Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for Contractors & Field Engineers (PMGSY) and Impact Assessment Study of PMGSY Roads
6 October 2015
Ms. Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) inaugurated the release of the Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for the Contractors and Field Engineers under the PMGSY Project. Ms. Polaski also released the “Impact Assessment Study of Improved Rural Road Maintenance System under the PMGSY”. Ms. Polaski highlighted the need for India to adapt its labour policies as its economy transitions from agriculture to manufacturing in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.