ILO-Yangon

Transport of merchandise. Village Portrait of a young woman. Region of Mawlamyaingyune. Report from Myanmar, May 2013. Young Buddhist apprentice nuns. City of Yangon (Rangoon). Report from Myanmar, May 2013.
The current activities of the ILO in Myanmar are governed by an Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the International Labour Office concerning the appointment of an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar (2002) reached in 2002. According to this understanding, the Liaison Officer's role covers all activities relevant to ensuring the prompt and effective elimination of forced labour in the country. As part of this mandate, the Liaison Officer, in cooperation with the authorities, endeavored to implement strategies to effectively address the root causes of the forced labour situation in Myanmar as identified in particular by the High-Level Team which visited the country in 2001. This Understanding remains in force. However in February 2007 a further Supplementary Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the International Labour Office (2007) to advance the objectives of the elimination of the use of forced labour was entered into.

Current position

ILO concluded a Supplementary Understanding with Myanmar on 26th February 2007, which has been annually extended thereafter. This Supplementary Understanding is designed to provide, as previously requested by the International Labour Conference and the ILO Governing Body, a mechanism to enable victims of forced labour to seek redress.

What's new

  1. Press release

    ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

  2. Press release

    ILO urges more tripartite dialogue in addressing migrant labour issues

    04 July 2017

    The International labour Organization calls for consultation and dialogue with key stake-holders including employers and workers organizations on the newly adopted law on foreign employees and migrant workers in Thailand.

  3. Video

    Scaling up STED: Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification for tourist guides in Myanmar

    30 May 2017

    Tourism is a key driver of socio-economic progress in Myanmar and it’s expected to provide over two million new jobs by 2020.

  4. Statement

    Making workplace policies supportive of all families

    17 May 2017

    "In keeping with the principles of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, no LGBTI worker should be left behind. Today let us stand in solidarity for the rights of LGBTI workers and their families", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  5. Event

    Myanmar Safety & Health Day

    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.

  6. Record of decisions

    Decision on the 11th item on the agenda: Follow-up to the resolution concerning remaining measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted by the Conference at its 102nd Session (2013)

    23 March 2017