Events and meetings

August 2016

  1. 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.

October 2015

  1. 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.

July 2015

  1. ILO-WFP-WB collaboration in Myanmar to support the expansion of social protection

    10 July 2015

    The ILO, WFP and the World Bank combined the United Nations’ social protection Assessment-Based National Dialogue (ABND) and the World Bank Social Protection Assessment (SPA) methodologies over an 18 month period. The objective was to avoid duplication of work and join forces to provide the Myanmar policy making process with the most needed evidence on social protection through a participatory and inclusive process articulated around the life-cycle approach to social protection.

June 2015

  1. For the second year celebration of World Day against Child Labour Campaing in Myanmar

    12 June 2015

    June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s theme is “No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education. In Yangon a national event is held with the Government, Workers and Employers Organizations, Civil Society, Private Businesses and Development Partners. At the community level, events in Mon and Kayin States with local partner organizations Karen Women Empowerment Group, Mon National Education Committee, Mon Women Organization and Women Empowerment Program are being with the participation of students, teachers and community members through awareness raising activities through arts and dialogue.

May 2015

  1. 2015 Myanmar Stakeholders Forum on Labour Law Reform and Institutional Capacity Building

    18 - 19 May 2015

    The objective of this Stakeholder Forum is to provide a venue for business, labour, and other civil society representatives to engage with the Government of Myanmar regarding its ongoing reform efforts; to provide guidance on and recommendations for the development of a multiyear labour law reform and capacity building plan (labour reform plan); and to foster constructive relationships among domestic and international stakeholders. This is the first Stakeholder Forum to be held under the Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labour Rights and Practices in Myanmar.

February 2015

  1. National Workshop on Mutual Recognition of Skills for the ASEAN Economic Community 2015

    24 February 2015

    The national workshop convened by Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) with the support of the ILO presents an overall objective of pushing forward the MRS agenda in Myanmar. It will also address the objectives of the ILO-Korea’s project “Towards a Mutual Recognition of Skills in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar 2014-15” which is to facilitate mobility of skilled labor through the mutual skills recognition mechanism and accelerate economic integration of the CLM countries, (i.e. Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar) towards the AEC goal by 2015.

December 2014

  1. National Triparite Dialogue on ILO's Programme Review in Myanmar

    4 - 5 December 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Liaison Officer in Myanmar and the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MOLES) organized a national tripartite dialogue on the ILO’s Programme in Myanmar at the Mt. Pleasant Hotel, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 4-5 December 2014. The objectives of the dialogue are to: a. ensure openness and transparency on the ILO’s Programme of work in Myanmar; b. identify areas of possible concern and discuss solutions thereto and; c. confirm that the programme is targeted and meeting the country’s identified needs and priorities with no critical gaps.

November 2014

  1. 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

    20 - 21 November 2014

    The 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is held on 20-21 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour is an open platform for the review, discussion and exchange of the best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stakeholders on key issues facing migrant workers in ASEAN. This year, the overall theme of the AFML is “Towards the ASEAN Community by 2015 with enhanced measures to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers”. There also are two subthemes, which are: “Promotion of fair and appropriate employment protection, payment of wages, and adequate access to decent working and living conditions for migrant workers” and “Coordination and role of key stakeholders to set up and implement policies and procedures to facilitate aspects of migration of workers, including recruitment, preparation, protection abroad, and return and reintegration”.

September 2014

  1. National Tripartite Preparatory Meetings for 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

    16 September - 20 October 2014

    National Tripartite Preparatory Meetings for 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) from September to November 2014 was held in several ASEAN member states to take stock on progress to date and implementation of previous forums’ recommendations at the national level, to discuss the 7th AFML’s proposed theme, and to prepare recommendations for the 7th AFML. AFML Tripartite Preparatory Meeting Schedule: Philippines: 16th September 2014, Viet Nam: 23rd September 2014, Myanmar: 2nd October 2014, Cambodia: 9th October 2014,and Thailand: 20th October 2014

November 2013

  1. ILO Convention 182 on eliminating worst forms of child labour

    14 - 15 November 2013

    The ILO Liaison Office in Myanmar, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MOLES), is holding a workshop to support Government’s commitment to ratify ILO’s Convention 182 on eliminating worst forms of child labour.