ILO in Myanmar

ILO first established its Liaison Office in Myanmar in 2002 under an Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the International Labour Office.  The main role of the Liaison Officer was to support efforts for the elimination of forced labour in the country and implement strategies to address its root causes. Read more

What's new

  1. Q&A

    7 things you might want to know about the Myanmar labour market governance reform

    05 February 2018

    Myanmar is undergoing a labour market (governance) reform which will culminate with an improved labour law framework. We have asked members of the Government, as well as employers’ and workers’ representatives, development partners and members of the civil society to tell us more about how reforming the labour market and its regulations are going to contribute to Myanmar’s development and prosperity.

  2. Supplementary Understanding

    Agreements on forced labour extended to 31 December 2018

    22 January 2018

  3. News

    Employment in Asia-Pacific continues to grow but often remains of poor quality

    22 January 2018

    ILO’s flagship report shows that despite sustained job growth, decent work deficits and informality challenge prospects of further reduction in working poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Press release

    Labour law reform is key to sustainable development for Myanmar

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar Government, employers, workers, civil society and international partners discuss priorities to bring labour law reform forward in order to accelerate sustainable development, and reduce poverty and inequality.

  5. Press release

    Myanmar strengthens efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar becomes the 35th ILO member State to ratify Convention C185.

  6. OSH Youth Champions

    Achievements of Myanmar youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Nine Youth Champions for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) from Myanmar participated in the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore in September 2017. The team of nine youth delegates from Myanmar were selected from amongst more than 350 applicants worldwide to participate in  establishing a new international network of young workers, employers, and government officials from 29 countries.

  7. Publication

    ILO Guide to Myanmar Labour Law

    28 September 2017

    The legal framework regulating employment in Myanmar is found in a variety of different Laws and Rules enacted over the last century. This Guide brings together many of the sources of Myanmar labour law in a single, user-friendly guide. The Guide also provides useful information on the International Core Labour Standards to promote and inspire good practice on employment and labour in Myanmar.